Valentine Paper Lantern – Heart House (free template)

Paper lanterns are a fun way to add some recyclable sparkle to any holiday and this valentine paper lantern is no different! You can check out my other Valentine’s Day crafts, such as my origami heart box or origami heart card and then scroll down for this tutorial. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

 

These fun valentine paper lanterns come with a free template for you to enjoy! A fun valentine's day hearts paper craft, this sweet house lantern is fun for kids, teens, and grown-ups

 

Paper lanterns are fun to display – they are simple to craft using a free template, and they can be adapted to any holiday! These sweet house-shaped valentine paper lantern have a cut out heart, a shape that you can switch out seasonally.

 

valentine paper lanterns printable

 

To keep it safe to use, a battery-operated LED light or candle is used.

Place a single one on a mantel or sideboard, or make a few to display as a “village”. Make them simply, like this one, or embellish them, just like this gingerbread house craft.

 

Make these beautiful DIY valentine paper lanterns - a fun paper valentine's day craft for kids

 

Kids can color these if they’d like, and it’s a great, simple cutting craft! It’s also pretty enough for grown ups and teens who like simple paper crafts.

 

Light up some beautiful valentine's day paper lanterns with this free printable template!

 

Download your valentine paper lantern template here:

Click on the button below to download your template. It’ll arrive in a separate email in your inbox (check your spam/junk folder if you don’t see it).

 

What you need to to make a valentine paper lantern:

 

 

 

How to make a valentine paper lantern:

 

1. Use cardstock paper or thick craft paper to make the house. Cut out the parts of your template. Set the small heart template aside and trace the larger heart on colored paper. Trace the long part of the roof on cardstock paper and the 2 smaller halves on the glittery foam sheet. Trace the house template on card stock and cut out.

 

2. Trace the small heart pattern on main house, making sure to trace it right in the middle of the front of the house.

 

3. Carefully cut out the traced heart pattern from the house layout, using a craft knife if you need it.

 

4. Now take the big colored heart, and apply glue around the sides.

 

5. Carefully place the glued side of the heart on the heart hole of the house, to cover it. Press the sides to make sure that the heart is attached securely. 

 

6. Fold the house layout along the incomplete lines as shown in the template.

 

7. Apply glue along the smallest “panel”/the tab, and attach it to the opposite end to close the sides of the house. The house base is ready. Time to make the roof!

 

8. Fold the full roof base portion in half and glue the 2 glittery sheets on each side of the roof base.

9. Apply glue along the top edge of the house structure and place the roof on top to complete the house. Press the parts to make sure that the house and the roof are joined securely.

 

10. Turn on the LED candle and place the house on the top of it. Looks adorable and magical doesn’t it?

 

 

Have you tried this valentine paper lantern, or do you plan to? Do you plan to switch anything up and make it your own? Comment below!

 

Print the craft by clicking in the “print” button on the preview below:

Heart House Lantern

Heart House Lantern

Light up some pretty house-shaped heart lanterns to decorate for Valentine's Day!

Instructions

  

1. Use cardstock paper or thick craft paper to make the house. Cut out the parts of your template. Set the small heart template aside and trace the larger heart on colored paper. Trace the long part of the roof on cardstock paper and the 2 smaller halves on the glittery foam sheet. Trace the house template on card stock and cut out.

2. Trace the small heart pattern on main house, making sure to trace it right in the middle of the front of the house.

3. Carefully cut out the traced heart pattern from the house layout, using a craft knife if you need it.

4. Now take the big colored heart, and apply glue around the sides.

5. Carefully place the glued side of the heart on the heart hole of the house, to cover it. Press the sides to make sure that the heart is attached securely. 

6. Fold the house layout along the incomplete lines as shown in the template.

7. Apply glue along the smallest "panel"/the tab, and attach it to the opposite end to close the sides of the house. The house base is ready. Time to make the roof!

8. Fold the full roof base portion in half and glue the 2 glittery sheets on each side of the roof base.

9. Apply glue along the top enge of the house structure and place the roof on top to complete the house. Press the parts to make sure that the house and the roof are joined securely.

10. Turn on the LED candle and place the house on the top of it. Looks adorable and magical doesn’t it?

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