DIY Valentine’s Day Craft – Decoupage Heart Jar

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Mom Knows It All DIY Valentine's Day Craft - Decoupage Heart Jar

Still trying to figure out a Valentine’s Day gift for someone special in your life? Making someone a gift is a great way to show someone you are thinking about them. Crafting projects provide a great way for you to relax and get in touch with your artistic side.

Decoupage is the art of gluing several paper cut-outs into a solid object. It is one of the crafting techniques that is widely used for jars. Luminaries with this effect have a soulful look once lit. This type of project is time-consuming because of the drying process that the object must undergo. This craft tutorial is suitable for all crafting levels and makes for a fun group activity as well.

Let’s get started!

Mom Knows It All DIY Valentine's Day Craft - Decoupage Heart Jar

Here are all of the materials that you will need for this craft.

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Mom Knows It All DIY Valentine's Day Craft - Decoupage Heart Jar

Step 1. Use the scissors to cut random shapes from the pink crepe paper.

Step 2. Apply considerable amounts of glue on the wall of the votive holder. Spread the white glue on the walls using a paint brush. Place the random pink shapes of crepe paper on the glued walls while it is still wet. Keep on spreading and gluing the crepe until you cover the wall of the candle holder completely.

Mom Knows It All DIY Valentine's Day Craft - Decoupage Heart Jar

Step 3. Keep on spreading and gluing the pink crepe until you cover the wall of the votive holder completely. Apply double layers of the glue on top of the decoupage pink ones to create a more smooth finish.

Step 4. Let the pink layer dry on the wall of the holder for at least 2 to 3 hours. You can use a fan or cold blower to shorten the drying period.

Mom Knows It All DIY Valentine's Day Craft - Decoupage Heart Jar

Step 5. Cut several pieces of hearts from the red crepe. The sizes of the hearts should be random.

Step 6. Place and glue the red crepe paper hearts on top of the pink wall layer. The placement of the hearts on the walls would be random as much as possible. Let the hearts dry on the walls of the votive candle holder for at least 2 hours or more.

Mom Knows It All DIY Valentine's Day Craft - Decoupage Heart Jar

Your Decoupage Heart Jar is finished! You can use it as a luminary or simply for display.

Mom Knows It All DIY Valentine's Day Craft - Decoupage Heart Jar

To use it as a luminary, place a tea light inside the decoupage jar and light the candle.

This Decoupage Heart Jar would be a fun crafting project letting you make a gift for a special someone in your life.

Mom Knows It All DIY Valentine's Day Craft - Decoupage Heart Jar

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6 comments

pat.navymom January 22, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Classic, crafty, cute–need I say more.

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Mel February 15, 2017 - 10:56 am

Now that is an adorable idea for Valentine’s Day or even anniversaries to be honest. I may have to make one soon!

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Scott February 15, 2017 - 11:24 am

I made the mistake one time of making one like this but putting the paper inside so the outside would still be nice and glossy. I’m sure you can figure out what happened next…

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Kristi February 15, 2017 - 11:31 am

What a great idea, not just for Valentines but would make a great center piece idea for other times as well.

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Lisa @ A Bride On A Budget February 16, 2017 - 11:58 am

This is a really cute idea. I could see it being a big hit for wedding centerpieces as well. And I love that you can switch them up by season.

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Becky February 16, 2017 - 9:37 pm

This is so cute! I haven’t done a decoupage craft in a really long time! I wouldn’t mind doing this for next year’s Valentine’s Day. It’ll make great gifts to give teachers.

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