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Published on February 5th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain


Hogs and Kisses Valentine

Back again today with an oh-so-adorable Hogs and Kisses Valentine you can create with your little minions. I have been guilty of giving out those folded little notes or a package of candy for class valentines, but I can just imagine the squeals of joy that the littles would get if these were among their Valentines! Yes, you’ll need a couple weeks worth of saving paper tubes, but you might even already have enough if you recycle. Just have to search in the recycling to gather out your tubes.

I save our tubes, because I am always doing crafts with them, and I just think these are so cute! You probably have most of the ingredients to make these already at home!

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And if you make a production line, you can create a couple dozen in a couple hours. Split up the time, 15 minutes here and there, you’ll have plenty of time to create these before Valentine’s day!

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First, gather your toilet tubes, or paper towel tubes.¬†Fold down the top, you’ll roll the top down, and then fold the other side, so that the tube has points on the top (piggie’s ears)

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Add your candy treats to the inside.


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Then use tape to add a cross on the bottom of the tube. I used the Kisses for Hogs & Kisses.

Next, paint all your tubes with pink acrylic paint and let them dry, two coats is best.

Add wiggle eyes to the top of the tube.

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Then punch 5/8 inch circles with pink cardstock.

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Add two dots using a sharpie marker, then use foam tape to stick the nose on.

Cut pink and red cardstock with your Cricut into a heart with a scallop border. You could also just hand cut the hearts. I used Cricut Font and Basic Shapes for the hearts.

After layering them, glue to the front of the pig, it doesn’t have to be straight, wonky is cute!

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For his little hands and feet – since they have hooves, I cut two little black rectangles with a V cut from the bottom. I also folded over a strip of black, into a V shape, just make the angle of the fold off to do that, then cut two V’s from the ends.

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Glue the ‘hands’ to the heart. and glue to folded part of the feet to the underneath ( where the tape is).

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To finish, cut strips from your printed greeting- used Century Gothic font- then trim a little V from the end, adhere to the heart and add a fun button.

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I also added some eyebrows to the pigs with a sharpie.

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Super super cute, and really easy to create.





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29 Responses to Hogs and Kisses Valentine

  1. Love this! Great way to recycle toilet paper rolls!!!

    Pinned it too!

    Team Craftwell

  2. Tammy says:

    Oh my goodness! These are so stinkin’ cute! I collect pigs. I love it!

  3. Robin says:

    These are SO CUTE, Fantastic directions!

  4. Lisa Saxe says:

    Did you tape the top down to make the ears?

    Any other suggestions other then tape for the bottom? I’m afraid that is not going to hold up for my kids valentines when she puts them in her classmates boxes?

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  9. Naomie Moore says:

    Absolutely adorable!! Can be adapted for any occasion. Now I am going to go dig out the pt and tp rolls I just tossed in my recycle bin! I do not have a printer (or a computer for that matter), but I am crafty and handy. Thanks for sharing. Will make a bunch of these for V-Day!

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Naomie, thank you so much. Yes, I love crafting with TP rolls, there is so much that can be created with them, and these piggies are some of my favorites! thanks!

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  12. Nina Lewis says:

    I just saw your absolutely darling idea! How fun. I’ve pinned it so that I can can remember to do this.

    I have a link party that I’m trying to grow. I invite you to share this idea (and a couple of others) at Party in Your PJs on my site Grandma Ideas http://grandmaideas.com. It runs through Sunday night at midnight.
    I hope you can make it.

    Warmest regards,

  13. SusanMaurine says:

    What do you put under the snout to give it that 3-dimensional look? Just a thick blob of glue?

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Susan, I use foam tape, you can find it with wall hanging stuff at your local hardware or walmart. You could also use dimensional glue dots or just add adot of hot glue.

  14. cecilia says:

    am i missing something here, the toilet paper is red how did u do that

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Cecilia! the rolls are painted, and I have also used cardstock to accent the pigs.
      hope that helps!

      • Amy says:

        I had a hard time putting candy in toilet paper rolls, so I used card stock for the body. We sacrificed one roll (recycled the paper) to use as a template, rolling the cardstock around the roll, taping and sliding off. Turned out great. Fun project; made for school Valentine’s – was a bit hit.

        • cmiy says:

          Hi Amy, if you are too upset by the toilet paper roll idea, you can also use Paper Towel rolls. No mixover weirdness for that. Thanks for the cute idea for using cardstock alone!

  15. Arlene says:

    This is so funny. My sister’s marriage name is Hogg. Everyone gave her piggy gifts but since she passed away I try to give her adult children some kind of piggy gift for Christmas. We are all into family so you can see why this is so funny. Thanks from grandma!!!

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Arlene, what a wonderful heartfelt story.I Love it, and I hope that her family enjoys the piggy gifts!

  16. Those are just the cutest! I love that they are made from re-purposed paper tubes.

  17. Sohaila says:

    Wow these are adorable! I am so making these!

  18. Sohaila says:

    These are so cute! I made them for Valentine’s Day, and they were a big hit!

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