Toilet Paper Roll Valentines Stuffed with Candy

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We are on a budget… a tight budget! So I am trying to do things as cheap as possible for awhile. I have been thinking about what my son and I can do for valentines day since it is quickly approaching. I have lots of empty toilet paper rolls.. I kinda started collecting them, strange, I know! LOL But they are such and awesomely cheap way to craft. Have you seen my DIY Toilet paper roll snowmen? I handed some out for Christmas, people loved them! So that got me thinking why not do something similar for Valentines Day? So this is what I came up with, hope you enjoy =)

What you will need:

* Empty toilet paper rolls

* Tissue paper ( my husband found some laying in the truck! My guess is we bought someone a gift and I wrapped it on the way! LOL Don’t. Judge. =P )

* Sandwich baggies

* Small candies ( whatever will fit in your toilet paper roll will work )

* Tissue paper ( red, white, pink)

* Scissors

* Tape

* ribbon or string ( I used yarn, just something to tie the ends with. You could use the ribbon that is used for presents and make the ribbon curl… why did I just now think of that??! … LOL, too late now)

* Foam brush

* Cheap paint ( I used the stuff in the craft section at Walmart, I think it’s like .50 cents?)

 

How I made them:

1.) First, using a foam brush, paint your toilet paper rolls ( I did mine in pink, you want to try to match them to the color of tissue paper you plan on using)Let them dry few hours till totally dry or dry overnight.

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2.) Once toilet paper rolls are dry, you can stuff them with candy. To do this put a few pieces of candy into a small sandwich baggie and roll the bag so it will fit into the toilet paper roll. Stuff the candy filled baggie into the toilet paper roll.

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3.) Cut tissue paper so that it is in a rectangular shape. You want it big enough to roll at least twice and I make the ends a little on the bigger side too, you can always trim them down later. Use your first piece of tissue paper as a sample, one you get it to the correct size use it as a guide to cut the rest of your tissue paper out. Once Tissue paper is cut to size tape one end to the toilet paper roll, roll the toilet paper roll in the tissue paper and fold the end so you have a neat edge and tape it.

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see how I folded the end to give a nice neat edge before I taped it.

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4.) Then I twisted the ends a little and tied a piece of yarn around each end to secure it. I then trimmed the tissue paper to the length I wanted and cut the excess yarn off.

5.) Once you are finished doing all the above steps you can decorate them any way you’d like. You could put stickers on them, make name tags for them, whatever you’d like. I decided to cut little hearts out of paper and glue them on. Don’t mind my penmanship, it’s not the best.

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And that’s it! These are very simple to make and fun too! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Burlap Kitchen wishes you a happy Valentines Day! =)

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