DIY: Valentines Lanterns, Containers and Sticky Hearts!

by | Jan 11, 2019

Kick the year off with an easy Valentines project!

Join us for a quick and easy project celebrating Valentine’s Day with materials you should already have on hand with the exception of the Valentines themed clings.

Easy projects like this one make keeping a variety of craft and Christmas mini lights on hand for quick seasonal projects.

Materials


Instructions

Assemble the project supplies!

We used an IKEA lantern and an oversized vase. We found a larger container to accommodate the fun cling that has YOU + ME since it was too big for this lantern.

DIY: Valentines Lanterns, Containers and Sticky Hearts!

We found these pretty window clings at the Target One Spot. Easy to find at local hobby and dollar stores as well.

DIY: Valentines Lanterns, Containers and Sticky Hearts!
Window Clings

Gently peel off the hearts and messages and smack them on the glass. This should be a freeing experience and not an exercise in super-precision. Have fun and enjoy the process!

DIY: Valentines Lanterns, Containers and Sticky Hearts!
DIY: Valentines Lanterns, Containers and Sticky Hearts!
DIY: Valentines Lanterns, Containers and Sticky Hearts!

Now for the lantern!!

DIY: Valentines Lanterns, Containers and Sticky Hearts!

Total time for both…. barely 5 minutes.

DIY: Valentines Lanterns, Containers and Sticky Hearts!

Add the lights. For the lantern we used a set of white craft lights with on white wire. For the vase, we use a standard set of string lights with 50 bulb on white wire.

Voila! Project complete.

DIY: Valentines Lanterns, Containers and Sticky Hearts!

We like these types of projects for lighting our guest bath, an entryway, or a dorm room.

Swap out a set or two of battery lights and these would make great centerpieces for a Valentines party, banquet or event.

DIY: Valentines Lanterns, Containers and Sticky Hearts!

If you try this, be sure to share with us either here or on social media. @christmaslightsource or #christmaslightsource

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