Valentine luminaries are one of the exciting pieces during the heart season. It is one of the pieces that makes the date intimate and these luminaries can be seen in the store in different sizes and shapes. Valentine’s Day pieces can be pretty expensive especially during the Valentine week, which the prices tend to go up. Since not everybody has the luxury to spend during the heart’s day, it would be perfect to plan ahead. Creative juices come in handy during these special times and we are here to help you out.
These Valentine project will be easy on the budget and can also be created by amateur crafters, so you don’t need to be an expert just to create one. Follow the steps carefully and you are done in no time. Sounds fun, right? So if you are ready to roll, then let us begin preparing the necessary materials below.
Gather all the needed materials for this lovely Valentine Luminary
- Several colors of cellophane
- A small clean jar
- A white glue
- A paint brush
- A small pointed scissor
- A small amount of water in a small container
- A tea light
Step-by-step process of crafting the DIY Valentine Luminary
Step 1: Cut random sizes of hearts from several colors of cellophane. A small pointed scissor is a great option since this type of scissor can cut small details.
Step 2: Put a small amount of white glue in a container with water. Make sure that the mixture of white glue to water is 1:1.
Step 3: Mix the white glue mixture thoroughly until it becomes homogenized.
Step 4: Apply the white glue mixture on the wall of the small jar. The application of the glue mixture should only be in one direction for uniformity. In this DIY, we opted to do strokes of the glue mixture vertically.
Step 5: Carefully place the heart cellophane on the glass wall with glue. Place it in random locations to create a cute effect.
Step 6: Use a paint brush if you want to fix the placement of the cellophane heart on the glued wall.
Step 7: Continue placing the cellophane heart on the walls until you completely cover the small jar. Seal the wall with heart cellophane by applying another layer of white glue mixture on top of it.
Step 8: Let the jar dry for about an hour.
Step 9: Create a second layer of white glue mixture on top of the dry layer of decoupage. This will finalize the decoupage cellophane layer.
Step 10: Let it dry for another hour.
Step 11: Light the tea light.
Step 12: Place the tea light inside the decoupage jar.
You finally have your own DIY Valentine luminary decoupage glass that you can use as a home decor or a luminary for planned DIY date this Valentine’s Day.
You can create several of these Valentine decoupage glass since they look good in groups and can be placed strategically on different parts of your house. This can also light up your garden date and can set the mood and make it more intimate. Now you don’t need to spend that much and worry less about your Valentine plans. Create as early as now so you will have more time in preparing for different aspects of your lovely date. Have fun and stay in love!