Sunday, February 6, 2011

Recycled Heart Craft

I ran across a great tutorial on how to make a heart wreath and it got my brain jogging.  I remembered a snowflake craft that I had seen in a magazine, so I modified it for hearts.

What came out was this cool ornament looking thingy.  Doesn’t that sound enticing?

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You will need a toilet paper roll, paint, pipe cleaner, hole punch, paint brush, and scissors.

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Have your kids paint the toilet paper roll.  Paint it inside and out.  While the paint is wet you can add glitter, but I wasn’t about to do with these three.

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After the paint has dried bend the roll in the shape of a heart.

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Cut the roll into strips about 3/4 of an inch wide.  Use the hole punch to make a hole.  I made mine a tad under the halfway mark.

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Thread your pipe cleaner through the holes on all of the pieces.

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Twist the pipe cleaner together and ta-da, you have one cute decoration and a proud kid.

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This is great for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to make some hearts.  Let’s face it, hearts are cute and a great reminder of love.  Everyone needs some in their life. 

Kim

I shared this post over at 4tunate’s Easy Homemade Valentine’s Day Craft Link Up.  If you have a post you want to share, head over there and link up, too.  I am going over there to check out other people’s cool ideas.  Smile

15 comments:

  1. I love your take on it! Don't ya love using up those cardboard rolls that you would just throw away? Thanks for the linky love!
    Sarah

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  2. My kids will get a kick out of this! Everyday they ask me what Valentine decoration or card or craft they can make while waiting for the big day. Plus my kids are a little obsessed with the toilet paper rolls. A match made in heaven!

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  3. Cute idea - we have a bunch of toilet paper tubes around to try this out! :)

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  4. Those turned out SUPER cute! Hmmmm...... Do I want to break out our paints to try this.......

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  5. Very cute! You could use green paint and turn them into clovers for St Patty's day too! I may have to try that!

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  6. Super cute. I will be doing this today! Thanks.

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  7. Very cute! This would be a great way to use some of those toilet paper rolls we've been saving up :-)

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  8. That is really neat! We are always saving toilet paper rolls so this will be a great project to do!

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  9. Great tutorial for kids. love it, thanks for sharing...

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