Have you ever made anything using a decoupage technique? Do you even know what it is? Very simply put, it is the art of gluing tissue paper, napkins, or other decorative papers to the outside of an object. Here we will teach you how to turn ordinary vases into special Valentine's Day vases with some tissue paper and glue.  Fun family Project!

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Tissue paper in Valentine colors such as pink, white, purple or red
  • Mod Podge or decoupage glue
  • Foam applicator
  • Clear vase, canning jar or glass baby food jar
  • For candle holder you will need a tea-light

Optional: Sizzix machine with heart die cut

Craft Instructions

  1. Cut out heart shapes from tissue paper.  If you have a Sizzix machine with a heart die cut, this would speed up the cutting process.  Otherwise, you can cut out the hearts by hand. We have provided heart templates on our printable page.  Since tissue paper is so thin, you can cut multiple layers at one time.
  2. f you want to make a candle holder, you will need a clean glass baby food jar.  For a vase, you can choose a plain clear vase or a canning jar.  No matter which type of vase or candleholder you decide to make, all the crafting steps are the same.
  3. Using a sponge applicator, spread a layer of Mod Podge (or decoupage glue) over a small area of the outside of your jar/vase.  Lay tissue paper hearts on top of the glue.  Overlap the hearts as you go.  It may be necessary to add some Mod Podge to the back of some of the hearts as you over lap them.  Continue adding Mod Podge and tissue paper hearts until the outside of the vase/jar is covered.
  4. Spread a layer of Mod Podge over the hearts using the sponge applicator.
     While the Mod Podge/glue is still wet, sprinkle it with crystal glitter.
     When making one of the vases, tie a piece of ribbon (approximately 24" long) around the neck of the vase.
     Using glitter glue, outline a few of the hearts on your vase.

Printable Instructions & Pattern

Back Valentine's Day Crafts