Most of my free time has been filled up with turning the back room into my office and decluttering the house that I almost didn’t do a Valentine’s Day craft post. <gasp> I know, I felt your disappointment. I decided that I would share and easy craft that we have made in lots of different ways over the years, a decoupage candle holder, this time with a Valentine’s Day design. This is a craft that can be made by kids ages 7-adult, any younger than 7 and they will require more adult supervision because of the potential glue mess.
- 1 Mason Jar
- white tissue paper
- red and or pink tissue paper
- Mod Podge
- small bowl or cup
- sponge brush
- Cut or tear a sheet of white tissue paper into small squares.
- Pour a small amount of Mod Podge into the small bowl or cup.
- Using the sponge brush, cover the Mason Jar in Mod Podge.
- Placing your non-dominant hand inside the Mason Jar will make this craft easier.
- Place the white tissue paper pieces on the Mason Jar in a mosaic pattern, overlapping the pieces.
- Allow the jar to dry at least 30 minutes.
- While the jar is drying, cut 8-10 hearts out of the red/pink tissue paper.
- Adhere the hearts to the Mason Jar in a random pattern using Mod Podge under the hearts to hold them in place.
- Allow to dry at least 15 minutes.
- Cover all of the tissue papered area with a final coat of Mod Podge.
- Allow to dry over night.
- Insert a votive candle into the Mason Jar
- Share your gift with someone you love.
If I were making this craft with kids I would tell them that there is a lot of waiting time in between the steps of this craft. I would allow them to do something special during that waiting time like watch a favorite TV show or movie. This way the waiting time isn’t a drudge and they know they have 1 episode to watch before they can do the next step.
If I were doing it during a homeschool day we would start the craft in the morning after devotions and then complete 1-2 subjects before moving on to step 7. Kids wait better when they have to wait and how long they have to wait. Giving them this information allows them the ability to wait with the proper attitude because they know what is expected.
I hope you like this craft. My goal is to get at least one craft post a month up on the blog. Make sure you subscribe so that you don’t miss a post.