DIY Valentine Candy Holders from Toilet Paper Tubes {Free Printables}

The crafter in me just can’t seem to throw away the toilet paper tubes.  I guess I am just convinced that there will be a use for them someday and I generally make good use out of them with fun crafts and things for the boys.  I realized the other day that these tubes were the perfect size for candy holders!  An added bonus is that you really do not need much else in order to make this happen!  If you have a glue stick, a printer (or just cute paper), and some scissors you are pretty much covered!  So, if you are just looking for a fun craft activity for the kids or if you are on the hunt for inexpensive Valentine ideas then here you go!  Just fill these with candy and call it a day.

valentine candy holder from toilet paper tubes

Materials needed:

  • empty toilet paper tube
  • glue or glue stick
  • scissors
  • the free printable {cowboy or ballerina) or some construction paper to make your own cover
  • candy to fill it with


  1. Print off the free printable (cowboy or ballerina) or create your own cover for the roll.
  2. Write the names of the recipient and the gift giver.
  3. Cut out the cover.
  4. Glue the cover around the toilet paper roll making sure to apply glue to all corners.
  5. Fold in each side of one of the open ends of the roll (make them meet in the middle).
  6. Fill with candy and repeat on the other side.
  7. Give to your Valentine and enjoy the fact that you saved money and helped recycle!

I hope you guys enjoy this one!  Let me know if you happen to use it.  I would love to see your pictures (Instagram or Facebook).

Cowboy image from Artzee Chris’s Cool Clipart & Graphics / Ballerina image from Raising Up Rubies


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About Felicia

Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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  1. Love it thanks I pinned!

  2. That’s really cute!

  3. So cute and simple!

  4. Thanks for the printable. I love reusing paper towel and TP tubes!

  5. How does it stay shut? please reply! thanks


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