Tuesday, January 31, 2012

V-Day Guest Post #1: Living Savvy

Remember when I promised I'd have some of my favorite bloggers stopping by for Valentine's day? Well, I wasn't lying! Today's guest post was written by the brains and beauty behind Living Savvy- Tiffany! 

For the month of January Tiffany has been doing her No Spend Challenge (link below) - and I knew she could come up with a great V-Day themed craft without spending a dime. Not surprisingly- she delivered something completely creative!

Hello, Beauty & the Beard readers!  I am Tiffany from Living Savvy!  I was very excited when Laura asked if I would be interested in doing a guest post about my No Spend Challenge.  Then she told me it would have to be a Valentines related project.... EEK!  I might be the ONLY girl on the planet that does not like or celebrate Valentines day {I know the horror!}  But I was sure I could come up with something that would fit my style!  I was excited for the challenge!
After poking around in my closets and cabinets looking for some inspiration I found a bag of toilet paper and paper towel rolls I had been saving.  A few months ago I pinned a couple of art pieces that were made with toilet paper rolls that I just never got around to making. 
I started by cutting the tubes up.  I just eyeballed the size... maybe 1/4" to 1/2" rings.  I think I used about 4 paper towel tubes and 6 tp tubes... approximately!
I then laid out my heart design.
I used hot glue to attach the rings together.
Once the outside was done I filled in the heart.
I had a weird opening left so I made a heart but I didn't glue it in.  I spray painted the heart and hand painted the small heart, then glued it in.  I looped some ribbon through one of the rings and hung it over my mantel.
As I was hanging it I asked the hubs if I should title the post "I left my heart in San Francisco"... he just rolled his eyes as he made the punchy drum joke noise!  I have to say, I love it!  It is perfect little addition to the mantel for Valentines day... even if I don't celebrate the day!  
Thanks Laura for getting me to think outside my box!  
Be sure to visit Living Savvy today and link up your No Spend Projects!  
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There should be a lot of inspiration to be had... all for free!!

Amazing, right? Thank you so much for the awesome craft Tiffany- I can't believe I'm saying this- but I legitimately wish I had toilet paper rolls around to make one of those! Oh- and for the record folks, she MADE that amazing gold leaf tray. (Find how HERE)Yeah. Tiffany- if you feel like making another and sending it my way, feeeeel free.!

***I guess Tuesday is just a guest post kinda day- You can find me over on RunDreamCook today talking about my DIY inspiration. Make sure to stop by and share your take on the best way to go about DIY projects!***


  1. This is really smart :) you are so good in sharing Tutorials..keep sharing..
    I am a follower now,come & visit me,you will have fun! Happy blogging..

  2. Laura,
    I saw this and thought you might like it if you're planning to make your own vday cards.


    1. ooooh! thanks for sharing becca- i actually had pinned the xoxoxox one, but didn't see the arrows somehow- and LOVE those. thank you so much for sharing!!

  3. Hi Laura! New follower here. Your VDay heart is adorable. What a great idea! And the small white heart is the perfect finishing touch. I Love it.

    And lucky we're not neighbors because I would probably have to swipe that cork ampersand :)

    1. Thanks for following Bella- and I wish I could take credit for those crafts- especially the ampersand- but that genius is all from Tiffany at Living Savvy!!!

  4. Thanks so much for having me! You will have to come and post for my series!


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