Valentine Luminaries

Posted by on January 12, 2016 in Art Project, Crafts, Holidays, Valentines | 8 comments

The day after Christmas, Valentine decorations appear everywhere. It’s a quick transition from one holiday to another! Before you pack away those cute little Christmas battery lights, this craft puts them to use one more time.  The Valentine Luminaries gives a soft glow and make a great centerpiece or a cute night-light for your little girl’s room. It’s an easy project that kids can do. It involves the “tissue paper and glue technique” that perhaps your kids have done before with other holiday decor. It’s so easy!


Valentine Luminaries



white, light pink, dark pink, and red tissue paper. (Maybe you have some left over from wrapping those presents.)

watered-down white glue or Mod-Podge


glass container or jar

battery Lights


Start with your glass container upside down. The opening should be at the bottom.

Tear pieces of white, pink, and dark pink tissue paper and apply with watered-down glue or Mod-Podge.

When you’ve covered the entire glass overlapping pieces, let dry.

Valentine Luminairies


Cut hearts out of red tissue paper. Make different sizes and apply to the container over the whites and pinks. Stickers won’t work as the light doesn’t shine through. They will only appear as black.


If you wish, add a few flowers or bow on top. Place the battery lights inside and light it up!

Valentine Luminaries

Using the same idea, make 3 smaller Valentine Luminaries and string the lights from one to another.



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  1. Mod Podge, tissue paper and I are all on a first name basis because crafting together is one of our favorite pass times! Love it, really pretty. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

    • Yes, you can’t make a mistake with it. If you do, just cover it up!

  2. What a great idea, and who doesn’t have a few old vases or jars hanging around! Thanks for linking up with us on Throwback Thursday – we appreciate it, and are always looking forward to next week’s posts, too!! 🙂 Be sure to follow our pinterest board, too! 🙂


  3. Those are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  4. Oh, I love this. I hope to get to make some of these. Pinned to my Valentine board. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

    • Glad you like it and thanks for pinning!

  5. This is in just in time for our classroom Valentine’s party. Love the ideas. From Party in your Pj’s.

    • Great timing! Have fun!


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