Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine's Day Wreath Tutorial

Can you guess what my sparkly new Valentine's Day Wreath is made out of?

Paper towel tubes!!  And it cost absolutely nothing to make because I had all the supplies on hand!

Now you can make one too with this quick picture tutorial.


1. Save up two paper towel rolls.  (If you have kids this should take, oh 2 days tops)
2. Flatten out the tube and then invert one side so you have a heart like shape.
3. Cut the tube into roughly equal parts.
4. Round out the sharp points so you have nice heart shaped pieces.


5. Spray the cut out heart pieces with spray paint of choice.  While the paint is still wet liberally apply glitter.
6. Use hot glue to piece together wreath.
7. Adjust as you glue so that you have a round wreath shape when finished.
8. The finished wreath is on the small side so I decided to add another row of hearts.
The additional row of hearts was a last minute decision so I had to go back and paint & glitter the hearts before they were glued to the wreath.  But the results were worth it!



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40 comments:

  1. Sarah, this is so cute!! Love that you added the glitter.

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  2. Genius! I've never seen this twist before, and it came out great!

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  3. Now THAT is thrifty! And it's nice, too.

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  4. This is so very cute. Great idea!

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  5. This is a fantastic idea! I am so going to do this!

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  6. I would be curious to know if it worked better to paint the individual pieces or the wreath once they were together. This is very cute.

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    1. I personally think it's better to spray paint before gluing. They can all be done at the same time by laying them on a flat surface! :-D

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  7. This is lovely! What a neat idea!
    Best,
    Susan

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  8. I already did flowers with paper towel tube for my scrapbook, but this wreath Valentine's Heart idea is fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love,
    Enira

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  9. I love that you used paper towel rolls to make this! Darling. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  10. Great minds...!!! I made. One of those a few days ago. So pretty. :)

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  11. I'm loving this! I'm a new follower :)

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  12. I am in love with this!! I'm not crafty AT ALL but I really think I could do it!

    I found you through Someday Crafts blog & I'm now a follower! :D

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  13. Great idea! I will be featuring on Random Crafty Georgia Girl Crafty Tuesday. Please stop by and grab a featured button.
    -Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl

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  14. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I'm deffinatly making this!

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  15. LOVE this! Visiting from Someday Crafts. :0)

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  16. Found your blog from Be Different Act Normal and I love this wreath! I think my kids would love making it with me. Thanks for the idea!

    Semalee @ Nailing Jello to a Tree

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  17. Came across your blog from Be Different Act Normal. This is an adorable wreath. TFS!!

    Alisha
    http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com

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  18. Found via Dollar Store crafts and I love it! I still have my Christmas wreath up on my door (it's not necessarily Christmas-y). But I think I'm going to make this now!! :)
    Love it!

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  19. SO cute! THe kids at school could make it together if we do not use spray paint!
    Aunt MArie

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    1. You could let the kids use finger paint. I think it could make it a funner project. They could use all different kinds of colors!!! :-D Have fun!

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  20. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) You can see the feature here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-valentine-wreath-ideas/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  21. So cute! I am going to go make one with my daughter!

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  22. So cute and I think it easy to do, this is perfect for this coming valentine. Thanks Sarah for sharing.
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    Seattle Real Estate

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  23. So cute! I have been saving paper towels tubes because when ever I would see a great projects like this i didn't have any! LOL! i am totally going to try this:) I found your blog on One Pretty Thing.

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  24. I love this! I just finished making it with my daughters. It was super easy and looks so cute. :) Thank you so much for such cute thrifty ideas.

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  25. This wreath is beautiful — I love the different blue hues. It is so nice seeing other Chanukah project ideas online! Thanks for visiting my blog, too. I’m your new follower.

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  26. I found you form Dollar Store Crafts and I love this. It is so simple. I would love to feature it in an article I am writing for Everything Mom. I would no copy any of your post. I will use an image to entice readers to come over and read your tutorial through a link in the article. Maybe even more families will be making your creation. ;-) Please let me know if you would prefer to not be featured.

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  27. Amei a idéia farei todo branco para colocar no salão da nossa igreja! Ficará lindo!!!!

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  28. What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day.

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  29. Great ideas and tutorial! love it. thanks for sharing

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  30. Gorgeous! and very, very thrifty:)

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  31. This looks like so much fun to make and its so easy!! Thank you so much!

    http://truage.com/3617820/en-us/truage/home.html

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  32. This is my very first time that I am visiting here and I’m truly pleasurable to see everything at one place.
    Valentine's Day

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