DIY | Easy Valentine's Day Heart Garland Craft
Since we had so many leftover paper towel and toilet paper rolls from the last DIY we did with these, the girls and I crafted up another project together last week to share with you. This time an easy peasy Valentine’s Day craft. I honestly think this craft is perfect for all ages-- preschoolers, young kids, older children and adults too. I love to decorate our home for holidays but don’t usually go all out for Valentines day. But I loved how this one turned out simple and cute enough to place around our living room. Plus it’s with things you most likely already have around your house, win win!
Here’s how we did it…
-Simple Valentines Day Heart Garland-
Things you’ll need:-Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls
-String, yarn, or jute
-Various paint colors
-Jar for water (to wash out paint brushes)
Paint your rolls in the colors you want your hearts to be. I used different shades of pink, beige, and gray.
**Optional Craft Bonus: I squirted the paint on large sheets of watercolor paper for my kids to dip their paint in. Once we were done painting the rolls, they painted the rest of the paper with the extra paint left over to make abstract looking pictures with the valentine’s colors we used. We then cut hearts out of these papers to use as cards or hang up in our home too.
Once the paint dries on your rolls measure out the depth you want your hearts to be. We did about 1- 1.5 inches. (I recommend no skinnier than 1 inch so your holes aren’t too close to the edges.) Now take your scissors and cut along where you measured.
You should have a bunch of circles you cut from your rolls. Take the circles and pinch one end of the circle to make a point for the bottom of the heart. On the opposite side push the top of the circle slightly into the middle to make another point. This should make the top of the heart shape. I adjusted the bumps on the hearts a little by bending and smoothing them out so they were a little more round. Work with it until you like the look of your heart shape.
Take your hole punch and make a hole on the sides of the hearts. I recommend making the holes a little more towards the top. (somewhere between the top of the heart shape and the middle). This way the heart won’t be top heavy and fall over once the string is through.
Take your yarn or string and thread through the hearts until you have the amount you like on your garland. For ours, we used jute which fit through the holes perfectly so the hearts stayed in place. If you are using a smaller string than your holes you might need to make knots on the sides of your hearts so they stay put.
Hang up on your mantle, wall, or in your kids room and ta da! All done.
I can’t wait to see you make some of these with your kiddos too. If you do please share and tag me on Instagram so I can see your creations! Watch our IG Reel here to see it done in 30 seconds :)
Here are a couple other ideas for Valentines crafts with your kids that we did last year. And in case you're still looking for a special gift for your loved ones I've put together some favorites from the shop here.
Hope this project reminds you to enjoy the simple, slow, moments with your kiddos and it creates fun memories for you both.
Happy Valentine’s Day.