Tissue Paper Heart Makeup Bag | DIY Valentine's Day Gift

DIY makeup bag decorated with hearts, including a Valentine's Day card and pink ribbon
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you make with your very own hands. That’s why we love sharing our favorite DIY crafts, like this tissue paper heart makeup bag. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, this simple, yet unique project also makes a great craft for ladies’ night.

We used a small canvas wristlet, but feel free to use whatever canvas bag you can find. And of course, this doesn’t have to be for makeup only; this versatile craft can be made for use as a pencil pouch or another compartment for items in your purse.

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Tissue paper
  • Craft glue (Mod Podge)
  • Heart-shaped hole punch
  • Canvas bag
  • Paper
  • Foam brush

To make your tissue paper hearts, place the tissue paper inside a folded piece of regular paper. This ensures you’ll get an even, clean cut.

Tissue paper, Craft glue, Heart-shaped hole punch, Canvas bag, Paper, Foam brush
Step 1 - make the tissue paper hearts by placing the tissue paper inside a folded piece of regular paper

We’re using a heart-shaped hole punch for Valentine’s Day, but you can choose any shape you’d like; most craft stores will carry a variety of shapes.

Step 2 - Cut the tissue paper by keeping it folded between the sheet of regular paper so you get more hearts out of one punch
Step 3 - lay out your hearts as you’d like them to appear on the canvas

(Tip: Keep the tissue paper folded between the sheet of regular paper so you get more hearts out of one punch!)

Next, lay out your hearts as you’d like them to appear on the canvas. We made four columns and rows, but feel free to get creative — there’s no wrong way to do it!

Before you glue the hearts to the bag, place a piece of wax paper inside the bag to prevent the glue from soaking through. Then, using your foam brush, apply a generous amount of Mod Podge to the canvas and press your hearts on to the bag.

Step 4 - apply a generous amount of Mod Podge to the canvas and press your hearts on to the bag
Step 5 - apply a generous amount of Mod Podge to the canvas and press your hearts on to the bag

To finish it off, apply another layer of Mod Podge over the entire bag and allow it to dry for about two hours.

Step 6 - apply another layer of Mod Podge over the entire bag
Image with the final result of making a tissue paper heart makeup bag

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