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DIY Valentine Luminaries (Video Edition)

Hi bloggy friends! Today I'm excited to be sharing what I hope will be the first of many simple video tutorials and DIY projects here on Creature Comforts. I first have to give a shout-out to my oh-so sweet friend Erin (of Design for Mankind) who very generously gifted me my new Flip Camera! Isn't she lovely! Second, I have to apologize for the shakiness, sound, and a few blurry patches in this video. This is my first time ever using a real video camera, so I'm still learning. Despite these minor issues...I hope you will enjoy following the video and creating your own simple DIY Valentine Luminaries. Have fun! xo Ez


For those of you who would like written you go:

Supplies needed:

  • Glass jars and/or teacups
  • Plastic gems (found in the floral/candle area of my local craft store)
  • Battery operated candles (also found at my local craft store)
  • Paper doilies (from the baking isle of the craft store)
  • Baker's twine (you can find a similar giant spool at We Sell Coffee for only $8.95)
  • Hand cut paper hearts - you can use vintage books, old maps, love letters, cardstock, or whatever else you'd like.

For simple luminaries:

Place lighted battery operated candles inside chosen glass containers. Fill with plastic gems until the "flame" portion of the candle has been covered. Leave as is or add to them in the following way...

For doily heart luminaries:

Before filling glass jars with gems or candles, wrap a doily or two around the outside of your vessel. Tie it in place with a length of baker's twine or any twine/ribbon that you like. Insert a hand cut paper heart beneath the bow. I used a page from an old book, but you could use any kind of paper that you like - or maybe even stiffened fabric! Fill with lighted battery-operated candle and gems.

Reader Comments (23)

you should tally do video diys more often, ez. and a tripod does wonders as it will make the tutorial much easier and faster! :-D

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterangie

Ez, these are adorable! Your voice is clear and perfect for videos. hope to see more and congrats on the new flip camera.

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermanvi @ mochatini

Such a sweet project! I have seen those battery operated candles at the craft store, now I have an excuse to buy some!

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanyelle

These are so cute! Thank you so much for putting the video together. I'm glad you got your Flip. What an awesome friend! I'm looking forward to future projects.

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershea

Don't you just love those flip cameras, they're so easy to use.

Your first video came out great!

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzakka life

Ez I love this video tutorial! Great job and very cute idea. Also thanks for the source of the bakers twine, I have been having a hard time finding it in my local craft stores.

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah @ Freutcake

Great post! The tutorial was fun! Need to get me some of those wonderful faux candles...

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKerry D.

Such a cute idea...and kid-friendly, too :-)

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternina

love this I have kids and a cat who likes to sniff my candles no worries with the battery operated ones.

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJBarone

oh, how lovely!

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSparklePaw

For some reason I keep running into cute DIY projects today that use doilies. I'm thinking this is a sign. The doily mothership is calling my name.

P.S. I love your DIY post today. This could easily transition into a cute spring/easter luminary.


February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamberley, Fancy House Road

Really its so lovely!!!!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRent in rio

Great idea! i'm going to make something like this, during this weekend! Thank you!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndreia

So cute!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBruna

What wonderful ideas! Love the video.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPistachio

great tutorial! thanks, these are so cute :)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersara d

Great project...adorable! I also love that latte bowl with a handle that it's the background. Would you mind sharing where you found it?

February 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

oh you are FAST! looooooove that you're putting the cam to good use --- yay! i love it!

February 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commentererin loechner

did I mention that I love these? You're a genis!~

February 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersamantha hahn

genius that is! I guess I am too. What a dunce!

February 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersamantha hahn

What a cute project! I can't wait to see more DIY videos! Maybe it is just me... but you kind of sound like Mandy Moore. Is that weird to say? : )

February 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

What a wonderful idea. I have a couple of teacups and never thought I can use still them and actually enjoy the result. Thank you so much.


February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWard Cosbyson

Proprio carino questo blog...! In questi giorni il mio blog ha lanciato un'iniziativa per trovare artigiani occasionali di cui pubblicare le opere inserendole nei nostri allestimenti fotografici ... tu saresti una di questi artisti che crea per passione! Ti seguirò con molto piacere...

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Maria

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