Easy Light up Heart

3 Materials
15 Minutes
This project is easy and inexpensive. Great for Valentine's day, gift, or night light. Make it with your friends for Galentine's Day!
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You will need: Styrofoam circle (mine were a set of 2 from Dollar Tree) A strand of lights (mine were from Dollar Tree) School Glue or Hot Glue Tissue Paper Squares Pencil Screwdriver
I used a cookie cutter to map out my heart shape and light hole design.
Poke holes through the Styrofoam with the screwdriver.
Push your lights through the Styrofoam.
Wrap your tissue paper squares around the end of a pencil. Dip it in the glue and place on the Styrofoam.
I found that the glue was taking a little too long to hold so I decided to switch to a hot glue gun.
Place your tissue paper with glue onto the Styrofoam.
Continue this process until the entire surface of the circle is covered.
Plug it in and decide how you want to display it.
This display is simply the heart balanced on a small picture easel.
This display, I placed the Styrofoam in a bowl and it reminded me of flowers.
You could use battery operated lights to avoid the cord for this version.
Please join me! I will be making this and more on Hometalk Live Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 7pm EST. Hope to see you there! (Hometalk's Facebook page)
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Suggested materials:
  • Styrofoam
  • Lights
  • Tissue paper
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  • Maggie Anseline Maggie Anseline on Feb 09, 2018

    planning to do this in 2 days for our craft group in Australia. They don't have those cut tissue paper packages here. how big are they?

  • Sharon Kettner Sharon Kettner on Jul 09, 2018

    There is almost another heart in the center. What could you do to show an entire heart there?

  • Sarah Moore Sarah Moore on Aug 09, 2023

    I don’t understand the tissue paper and glue part.

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  • Patty Orend Patty Orend on Jan 25, 2018

    will never try this ...looks like a fire waiting to happen

  • Cecilia Cecilia on Oct 13, 2018

    Live in Woodlake, California. Loved your demonstration. My favorite Valentine was when we stayed in a cabin in Lake Tahoe, it had a huge picture window and it was snowing, it was wonderful just sitting there watching the snow come down and looking out across the meadow,😀. I’d love to do that again,😀.

    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Oct 13, 2018

      Thank you for watching and thank you for sharing that beautiful memory. I hope you get to do that again someday :)