Make a Valentine Using a Recycled Pirouline Tin

6 Materials
$3
30 Minutes
Medium

Do you make your Valentines or buy them? I do a little of both. My honey has a favorite candy, Ferrero Rocher, and I always like to get that for him on special occasions, but I like making him something special too! Let me show you how to make this sweet gift from a recycled tin and a few other recycled items too.

I have fond memories of making a Valentine box for school each year. I always loved that project, but anything crafty was right up my alley! This project brings back those memories!

make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Remember my Cocoa Station (click here to see it) that I created back before Christmas?  Well, we ate LOTS of these yummy little Pirouline Cream Filled Wafers Cookies and I kept several cans to do crafts with.  I also saved ribbons from some of my gifts at Christmas too.

See that cute little vintage Valentine candy box up there?  That was a gift from my Mama.  She always saves stuff through the years and then she comes across them later on and then she shares with ME!
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Ok, on to the project!  I'm a card maker so I have tried lots of adhesives through the years.  The red line tape you see here is the best sticky stuff for when you're not just using paper on paper.  It's a two sided adhesive.  This tape is super sticky so be sure you mean it when you add your paper!  This tape will be very handy when recreating my recycled tin project.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Pick out your scrapbook paper and cut it at 5 1/4" x 9 1/4".  You'll want to use a pretty sturdy paper (like card stock thickness) for this project.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Place one strip of the red line tape along the seam of the tin.  Cut to length.  Take off red plastic to expose the other side of sticky.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Add the paper to the sticky tape already on your tin.  Now add one more strip of tape to the other end of your paper.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Wrap your paper around your tin being careful to keep it straight and tight as you go.  Hold in place like so while you take off the red plastic strip to adhere it all together.  Set tin aside.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Now you need to cut out a circle for the top of your tin.  I used my circle Spellbinder Nestabilities dies, but you can also just trace around the lid and cut it out by hand.  Add two more strips of tape to the top of the lid and adhere the circle to it.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Now what to do about these words left showing.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Pompom trim is good but you can also add a strip of paper or even some thin ribbon as well.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
I used my hot glue gun on low when I added the pompom trim.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Now to fill it up with the fun sweet treat.  I picked up some chocolate hearts to add to mine.  I added a few strips of Valentine tissue paper first, then the chocolates.  Now tuck in the tissue paper ends and replace the lid.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Next I grabbed a piece of my red ribbon (1-1/2" wide by 36" long) that I'd saved and tied the whole thing up pretty!  I wrapped it all the way around so it would be easy to remove.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
I tied a big ole pretty bow on top.  Some might say that this is NOT a masculine gift, but hey, Valentines to me are pretty, red and very fancy!

TIP:  If you are recycling your ribbon and its all wrinkled from being already tied once, just grab your flat iron and smooth it out all nice and straight again.
make a valentine using a recycled pirouline tin
Lastly, add some type of tag or card that you can write a sweet note on and you're ready to give your Valentine a wonderful gift that didn't cost hardly anything!  The tin was free, the ribbon was free and I got the rest of the items I used out of my giant card making craft stash.  FREE!!! I love free.

Now all I need to do is make a Valentine card and I'm all ready for Valentine's Day! (I have the link on my blog to a recycled card I made as well if you want to see it too!)

If you're a card maker, please check out The Cutting Cafe' for the digital stamps I used to create my heart shaped tag.  Please tell Regina I sent you! *wink*

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