Valentine’s Day Crafts: Valentine’s Heart Lantern

Valentine's heart lantern

Valentine’s Heart Lantern

This craft is a great craft to make with the family. It’s really easy to do, and it looks like you spent HOURS on it! Trust me all of your friends will be impressed with your talents! These Valentine’s Day crafts take less than 30 minutes to make each jar. Get the whole family in on it, and you will have an adorable set of jars to decorate your home for Valentine’s day!

Here are the supplies that you need:

  • Tissue paper (white, pink, red, purple)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brushes
  • Mason or Ball Jars
  • Red Acryclic Paint
  • Red Glitter
  • Small piece of card stock (to make your stencil)
  • Precision Paper cutting scissors

Once you have gathered all of your supplies, make sure your Mason jars are clean and dry.

Then tear the tissue paper into small pieces and set aside.

On a piece of card stock, draw the shape of a heart. If you don’t want to draw it free hand, you can always print the heart template here, and trace it on your card stock.

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With your paper cutting scissors, cut out your heart shape. Set the cut out aside. If you cut through the bottom of the cardstock, retape it so you have a heart stencil. Cut the edges of the stencil so you don’t have a lot of excess paper.

Tape the stencil to your jar with tape. Make sure it’s secure, but that the tape doesn’t cover any of the center of the stencil.

With your Modge Podge and tissue paper, cover the inside of your heart stencil. When you are done, gently remove the stencil. Make sure to not remove any of the tissue paper with the stencil.

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With a fine paint brush, take your red paint and define the edges of the heart with paint. This gives it a more defined look.

Once your heart is completely outlined, paint the entire rest of the jar (minus the heart) red.

As you are painting, coat the red paint with red glitter. You can add as much or as little as you like, but the more the merrier in my opinion!

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Continue painting and sprinkling until the entire jar is coated in glitter and paint. Set aside and let it dry!

To get the Valentine’s heart lantern look, use a tealight or small votive candle to light up your heart!

You might also enjoy making this Heart Picture Frame Craft!


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    • Crunchy Frugalista says

      Yep, even the “non crafty” can have fun with this one. If it doesn’t turn out symmetrical just say you were going for the anatomical version of the heart 😉

  1. says

    I wonder if I could do a zombie heart version of this (green glitter maybe?) with the boys since the youngest is really into them right now.

    • Crunchy Frugalista says

      We are a zombie friendly family. So I would definitely encourage a zombie heart! My kids are enjoying calling me bait since I am hurt right now. Hope the zombie apocalypse doesn’t come anytime soon!

    • Crunchy Frugalista says

      Let me know how that turns out with a class Mariah. I have a Girl Scout friend that wants to know how it will turn out with a group!

    • Crunchy Frugalista says

      There are NO stupid questions ;). Mod podge is a craft glue. Here’s a link to Amazon so you can see what it looks like My kids and I call it modge podge. It’s more fun to say it that way 😉

  2. Jean says

    These came out so well! I’d like to make a whole bunch and decorate the table. My sweet daughters love to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  3. Alison Palmer says

    I loved doing this with my granddaughter. Also it would work for Hallowe’en, Thanksgiving, Christmas and on and on. I’d better stock up on glitter!


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