It’s Friday, y’all! And, it’s only one month from Valentine’s day. Since I don’t do a ton of decorating for this holiday, I only have one little wall with a couple of “Valentine-y” items. My cute XOXO Valentine Ombre Wall Art needed a little something with it, so I created a pretty little heart garland to go above it! Instead of using flat paper hearts, I wanted my garland to have a little more dimension. I have seen some adorable t.p. roll crafts in the past, so I thought I’d take a stab at creating something using them!
To make your own T.P. roll heart garland, you will need:
- Toilet paper rolls (alternatively, you could use paper towel rolls)
- Pink paint
- Paint brush
- Pom poms
Start by painting the outside of the t.p. rolls with the pink paint.
When they are dried, fold t.p. rolls down enough to cut “strips.” Mine were about 1/2 inch thick. I used only about one and a half of my t.p. rolls, and it made 11 hearts.
After you cut your desired amount, paint the inside of each little roll. Otherwise, as you can see above, they’ll have numbers inside and won’t look quite finished. I painted the inside of mine a little lighter pink than the outside, for a little extra dimension. But you really can’t tell when it’s all said and done. 🙂
Once dry, fold the little rolls in “half.” One of the folds will be the bottom of the heart. Push the top fold down to make the heart shape. Repeat this with all the rolls. I also dabbed some more pink paint to the very tips all the way around the hearts, where the scissors had cut them.
Thread your needle with a very long piece of thread. I used red thread for a little color. Double the thread so it’s a thicker to hold the weight of the garland, and tie the end off. Make sure it’s long enough to hold all your hearts and pom poms, and have enough slack for hanging!
Push the needle through one side of the heart, and continue pushing through the t.p. roll at a straight line, so it goes through the middle sections as well.
Pull the needle all the way through, and your first heart is on! The string won’t be perfectly straight through the hearts, but my OCD self got over it pretty quickly after seeing how cute the end result was.
Thread on a pom pom, and then another heart. Or, you can add two or three pom poms between hearts. Whatever you’d like! I only used my white pom poms, despite the red poms being shown in the materials picture. I thought it matched better with the XOXO wall art. I really wish they made gold pom poms. Or do they?!? Ahh I should have spray painted them. NOW I think of that, after the fact, of course. Anyway…
Tie it to a couple of nails, and your pretty heart garland is complete! It’s the perfect little touch above my XOXO Valentine Ombre Wall Art!
And, you can’t even tell they are t.p. rolls. 🙂
How do you decorate for Valentine’s day?
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
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45 thoughts on “T.P. Roll Heart Garland”
Adorable! I have some paper towel rolls in there now I think I will do this this weekend!
Kate recently posted…Winter Mint Tea
Thank you, Kate!! Yay! Thankfully since it only uses like 1 or two rolls, you don’t have to wait forever until you have a bunch. 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!
A-dorable! I love this! It looks really good hanging up on the wall there. By the way, your scissors are awesome!
Rebekah @ Charming Imperfections recently posted…Alternative Storage Solutions for Your Fridge
Thank you, Rebekah! It’s the perfect little addition to my “Valentine-ish” wall. 🙂 And thanks, I like JUST got those scissors last week! Ha, they were too cute to pass up. 🙂 Have a great weekend, friend!
This is so cute! I have never thought to use toilet paper rolls to make hearts, You are such a crafty lady.
Emily, Our house now a home recently posted…Winter home tour
Thank you Emily! I love reusing items and making free crafts. My hubby likes the free part, too. 🙂 Thanks for the visit! Hope your weekend is great!
Amanda I LOVE this!! It turned out so cute and I would have never guessed it was made from toilet paper rolls.
Sydney @Tastefully Frugal recently posted…10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Grapefruit
Thank you Sydney!! I think the paint definitely helps disguise the ugly t.p. rolls, thank goodness. 😉 Hope you have a great weekend!!
way cute! My husband and are doing this craft for date night while watching Netflix 😉
Thank you Tiffany!! Yay! What a fun idea to do as a couple!! I’d love to see a picture of the finished product. 🙂 Hope you have fun, and have an awesome weekend!
Love this! I have seen people use toilet paper rolls as heart stamps, but never seen them used as a Valentine’s garland. Very creative!
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom recently posted…Gardenland Express and Meal Plan Week 44
Thank you, Carrie!! I just saw that post about using them to make heart stamps, that’s a cute idea! I just thought, why not?! 🙂 Thanks friend, hope you and your family enjoy your weekend!
CUTE!!!! You’ve inspired me to pull out my V-Day decor this weekend!
Bre @ Average But Inspired recently posted…On Display Thursday Link Party (No. 26)
Thanks Bre!! Have fun decorating, and have a great weekend!
Love this, and any other excuse of repurposing our hundreds of toilet paper rolls that I hold onto with crafty visions in my head…
Amanda @ Queenofthelandoftwigsnberries recently posted…The Day The Crayons Quit–Drew Daywalt
Thanks! Ha, I hear you! Sometimes I keep that kind of random stuff too, because you just never know! 🙂 Have a great week!
Now that’s pretty gosh darned cute and clever! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/01/15/home-matters-linky-party-20/ 🙂
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Thank you so much! I will come check out the party, thanks for the invite! 🙂
Love these! My 6 year old makes me save all the tp rolls just for projects like this!
Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek recently posted…Muddy Waters: The Battle Between Ag and Urban over Water Quality in Iowa and Beyond
Thanks Katie! Looks like you have a little crafter in the mix! 🙂 This is a great project to get the kids to help with! Have a fabulous week. 🙂
Totally putting this on my homeschool list with my daughter- it’s darling and she’ll love it in her room. Thank you!!
Laura Irion // Avery Street Design recently posted…found & foraged link party no. 9
Thank you! I bet your daughter would love to make this, it’s a great project to do with kiddos! 🙂
Your Valentine’s decor is so cute! Love how simple this project is, yet how much it adds to your space!
Melanie recently posted…Baby It’s Cold Outside: A Snowy Winter Vignette
Thank you so much Melanie!! It was totally simple which I love! 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend, and a great week ahead!
Super, super cute Amanda! The Pom Poms add such a nice touch!! xo
Thank you friend!! Pom poms are the best for these little projects. 😉 Hope you had a great weekend with your family!!
What a cute idea, Amanda! And it looks great with your ombre art! Such a sweet little vignette!
Thank you so much, Nicole! Those are my only Valentine decorations, but at least they look cute! 😉 Hope you have a great rest of the week!
These are super cute (and even I could make them…ha ha)! My girls will love doing this project! I’d love for you to share at my link party! http://womenwithintention.com/women-intention-wednesdays-3/
Jenny @ Women With Intention recently posted…Women With Intention Wednesdays #3
Thanks, Jenny! It’s totally a great little craft for kiddos, too! Thanks for the invite, I’ll check it out! 🙂
Such a beautiful Valentines garland! In the UK, people don’t really decorate for Valentines so I’m quite new to this concept… I am loving all the cute ideas though!
Thank you for linking up over at the Talented Tuesday Link Party 🙂
Natalie @ Threads & Bobbins recently posted…Talented Tuesday Link Party – No. 12
Thank you, Natalie! Oh there are SO many Valentine decorations here in all the stores. It’s crazy! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
This is just plain adorable! I love using TP rolls for crafts! I’d be thrilled if you shared this at my Creative Ways Link Party that’s live right now. Hope to see you there!
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Thank you, Nici! I haven’t t.p rolls for crafts before, but I gotta say, this was so fun! I might need to come up with more fun crafts. 🙂 Thanks for the invite, I’m all linked up! 🙂 Have a great evening!
How cute are these? Sometime TP crafts can be tacky, but these are so pretty. Thanks for sharing it with Hump Day Happenings.
Jenna @ A Savory Feast recently posted…12 Good-for-You Snack Recipes
Thanks Jenna! I agree. I felt like these didn’t look TOO t.p-ish. 🙂 Have a great weekend!
I guess I shouldn’t throw those away? Such a great idea! Thanks for linking up with the Creative Spark Link Party!
Thanks Candace! I always used to throw them away too, but now I want to keep more…if only I had extra room! 🙂
What a great project using a supply we all have! It is included in my features today at our party. Thanks for sharing such a creative idea with us!
Jamie | anderson + grant recently posted…6 Valentine’s Day Wreath and Garland Ideas | Your Turn to Shine Link Party #16
Thank you Jamie! And thank you for the feature! It was definitely a fun little project! 🙂 Hope your week is going great!