Line the cardboard tube along the bottom shorter edge of your paper, and mark the opposite end with a pencil. Move the tube across the paper and make several marks. (If you are using a paper towel tube, cut it in half first.)
Cut along this line and set other piece of paper aside for a future project.
Roll the cardboard tube with the paper and tape to seal. Set your tube aside for now.
Fold second piece of paper in half lengthwise and rest the tube in the middle. Make a pencil mark on the second piece of paper on the top and bottom of the tube, right along the crease.
Draw half hearts along the fold.
Cut out the hearts.
Fringe the top and bottom edges of the paper to the marked line. Don’t go past this line. The thinner the fringe the better!
Cut off about 1 inch of the paper on either end (You can do this before step 7 but we forgot!).
Unfold the paper.
Tape the second piece of paper around the tube, making sure to center the tube from top to bottom. You can use the marks you made in step 4 to line it up.
Now fill your tube with candy, chocolates, toys, etc! We recommend putting unwrapped candy in a plastic baggie or in plastic wrap.
Gently bend the fringed ends over the edge of the tube all the way around. Repeat on the other end.
Cut two 3″ pieces of string and tie them around the fringed ends.
Tape the ends of the string to the back of the tube to prevent them from sliding off.
Holding a fringe between your thumbnail and the pad of your middle finger, gently pull at a few strands of paper to curl.