1/25/12

Crafty How To: Upcycled Heart Wreath


We have been saving toliet paper and paper towel rolls for a few weeks. My kindergartener has an eye for treasure. And when you have a crafty kid- paper, crayons, and markers don't last long. She is not exactly 'green' when it comes to her paper use :) So, I like the idea of re-using or upcycling items for crafting. One afternoon while little sister was sleeping and I was knee deep in fabric for headbands, Afton decided we needed to put those cardboard rolls to good use.



We put our heads together and came up with a this-- an "Upcycled Valentine Wreath".


Afton cut the tubes in 1.5-2 inch pieces. Then we set them into the shape of a heart. Finally I helped her hot glue them together. We used about 30 pieces to create the heart. You can pinch the piece at the bottom to make the 'point' of the heart.

If you decide to make one, I would keep it about the same size. Any larger and it would be too heavy to hold it's shape.

The project was quick and easy- the perfect kind to make with your little Valentine. The hardest part was deciding where to hang it.




If you are looking for more Valentine decor ideas, check out the right column on my blog. It's such a sweet, simple holiday-- why not have some fun with it?

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9 comments:

  1. Oh wow I like! We have a few rolls stashed away too - think we need to make one of those xx Nat

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  2. Found you over at WhipperBerry! Cute idea! We LOVE tp roll projects! :)

    krista@ mk inspired

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  3. Thanks Krista! Love that linky party over at Whipperberry.

    :)Samantha

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  4. Gotta love a craft that the kids can help with! I'm glad I found your site cause' I could always use some great ideas. I'm your newest follower. Please stop by and follow back...I love meeting new blog friends. Lori

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  5. Very cute! love repurposing/recycled crafts too and so much you can do with tp art!

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  6. Lori- I will stop by, I would be happy to follow your blog.

    Kristina- The possibilities with tp rolls are endless. Makes me think twice about throwing them away :)

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  7. great use of toilet paper rolls. Very cute idea.

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