I usually avoid making items for specific holidays, especially Valentine’s Day. However, I couldn’t resist, so I made a pink heart wall hanging:
I made the heart out of a cardboard paper towel roll and pink acrylic paint. I just painted the paper towel roll, cut it into strips, and glued the strips into a heart shape. It was very fun and easy to make.
The pink heart wall hanging is not only easy and colorful, but also very inexpensive to make. You probably have some of the supplies stashed away in your home. Just buy a couple bottles of acrylic craft paint in two shades of pink, and you’re all set.
Here are the instructions:
Pink Heart Wall Hanging
empty cardboard paper towel roll
acrylic paint – 2 colors (1 light, 1 dark)
heavy duty scissors
newspaper (to line work area)
a piece of yarn or cord (to hang heart)
Dimensions: 13”h x 10”w x 1”d
Paint the roll
Paint the interior of the cardboard roll with your color of choice. Allow the paint to dry.
Next, paint the exterior of the roll with the other color, then allow the paint to dry.
Cut the strips
Once dry, cut the tube in half. Take one half and cut that in half. Continue until you have 16 1” strips.
Make the heart
Make a heart shape with the strips, then glue the strips together at their tips. Allow the heart to dry overnight.
Attach the cord
Punch a hole through the top center of the heart.
Thread the needle with the yarn, then tie a knot at the end of the yarn. Insert the needle through the right hole, then up and away from the heart.
Make a loop with the yarn, then insert the needle down through the left hole. Remove the yarn from the needle then tie a knot at the end of the yarn.
Hang the heart on a hook and you’re done!
I would love to know if you tried making this project. Please let me know through the Comments section below, or share your heart wall hanging on Instagram @spinstersimone with the tag #pinkheartwallhanging.
If you love upcycling, then check out my other upcycling projects.