A great Valentines Day stained glass hearts DIY tutorial…

There’s love in the air as we approach Valentines Day! I’ve got a 6 year old boy who has over 15 girlfriends apparently, so no doubt there will be a long list of cards and gifts going out.

This is such a sweet little craft that looks so pretty hanging from a window with the light shining through. I don’t think we’re prepared to make 15 of these but it was quite a simple and fun exercise….1 gift down, 14 to go!

Materials :

  • Cardboard (we used quite a sturdy cardboard so the heart holds its shape)
  • Red and pink tissue paper
  • Contact paper (2 sheets slightly larger than the heart)
  • Scissors
  • Red paint & brush
  • String


Step 1

Layer some sheets of pink and red tissue paper (we folded ours multiple times to make it easy to cut bulk circles) and cut out small circles using scissors.

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Draw the shape of a heart on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. Draw a thin border inside the heart and then cut out the inside of the heart to give you a frame.

01-diy-valentines-decorations-610 copyPaint the heart frame, you might even like to use glitter or stickers to make it shimmer.

Step 4

Once the paint is dry, place the heart on a sheet of contact paper so it sticks.

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Stick down the circles inside the heart, overlapping some to blend the colours.

Step 6

Take the second piece of contact paper and press it down on top of the heart. Seal all the edges and push out any air bubbles.

Step 7

Cut around the heart to remove any excess contact paper.

Step 8

Punch a hole in the centre of the heart frame and tie some string to hang.

A very sweet gift to give a special friend who will love watching the sun shine through and light up the heart.


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  • How sweet. My Daughter would love to get crafty with these


  • Pretty design. Great idea to use contact, as it works with so many other designs.


  • I dont do valentines, but a good art and craft activity to do with the kids


  • Cute. I love doing these sort of activities with my boys.


  • I really like this idea. I have so much spare contact paper to use after covering the school books this year. Thanks


  • Wow nice some people are so artistic


  • Emmy would love to make this for her Bedroom.
    I think we will make one in these colours and make a few more with different colour combinations.
    Thank you for beautiful craft idea.


  • This is so creative and I’m sure any recipient will love to receive it.


  • Something simple and crafty that kids could do for their parents!!! or best friends!


  • Lovely.I would ad little sparkle as well.


  • Very pretty and a great project for the kids.


  • Great thing for the kiddies to do for Valentines Day


  • Lovely craft idea for kids, but should we really be exposing them to valentines day at such an early age? I don’t think they need it


  • This is lovely ! Also nice to make a bunch of these as birthday decoration


  • Gorgeous little activity for the kids to do


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