Valentine’s Day DIY Decoupaged Candle Holder Craft

Looking for a pretty Valentine’s Day craft that is simple enough for the kids to do? Try this decoupaged candle holder craft! Use your imagination to decorate it to match your home décor or to make it special for the holiday. You can cut out hearts, X’s & O’s, flowers, or just do a lovely abstract in Valentine’s colors. Grab the supplies {you probably already have everything around the house already!}, call the kids to the table and have fun making one or two. This craft can also be repeated for all the holidays with just a few seasonal changes, and looks lovely sitting on your table. They make great teacher and grandparent gifts for Valentine’s Day as well.

DIY Valentine's Day Craft Decoupaged Candle Holder

Supplies Needed:

Glass candle holder
White tissue paper
Red or pink tissue paper
School glue


1. Make a homemade modge-podge by mixing equal parts glue and water in a small bowl.

2. Tear or cut white tissue paper into small pieces

3. Cut red or pink tissue paper into hearts of various sizes.

4. “Paint” the entire outside surface of your candle holder with your homemade modge-podge.

5. Press white tissue paper all over the outside of candle holder to completely cover.

6. “Paint” another coat on top of the white tissue paper.

7. Press shaped colored tissue paper into white tissue paper to create design.

8. “Paint” with another layer of modge-podge.

9. Allow to dry completely.

10. Drop a tea light into your candle holder for maximum drama and enjoy!


Thanks to contributor Jody for this fun craft idea!

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  1. saminder gumer says:

    this is a great gift and looks easy to make. thanks for the idea.

  2. Looks cute, festive, and easy to make my daughter would have a blast!
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  3. Love how easy this is and that it’s a quick way to dress up the decor!
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  4. I love the way that glows through the tissue paper. It’s so very pretty!
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  5. What a pretty craft! I bet it would really give a room a nice ambiance. Gotta try it!
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  6. That is pretty, and kind of romantic
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  7. I love your Valentine’s Day Decoupaged Candle Holder! Looks like a really fun craft for the kids, especially when they’re stuck inside on a cold, dreary day. Thanks for sharing!
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  8. I bet my children would love to make something like this.
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  9. I like how the light looks through it :)
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  10. Love how easy this looks!

  11. My daughter would love to something like this! Thank you for the idea!

  12. Todd Lovessweeps says:

    Cute – this is a great valentines day craft

  13. um really modge podge is just glue and water? I did not know that! –> oh my gosh and sweetest picture of baby boy in the instagram pic to the side of this comment box – CONGRATULATIONS!
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  14. I love this! So quick and easy, and they’d make great gifts.
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  15. This is adorable. What a cute idea!
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  16. This would be fun for Sweet T and me to make together!

  17. This is incredibly creative! Would be a fun craft to make with the kids!
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  18. This is really pretty!
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  19. What a beautiful craft! Looks so easy too!
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  20. Love the ideas!!
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  21. This looks like so much fun!
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  22. Very cute! I love mod podge and this looks fun.
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  23. So simple and so cute!

  24. Such a cute and easy way to dress up a plain candle holder!
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  25. I’ve never decoupaged anything but I love the end result that it produces. I have a feeling that as a candle lover I would go wild with different holiday themes once I learned how!
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  26. What a cute little candle holder. It looks super easy to make.
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  27. What a neat idea, thanks for sharing!!!
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  28. That turned out SO cute!
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  29. Really cute craft, I bet it illuminates really pretty when the lights are down!
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  30. That looks fairly easy to do, super cute!
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