Altoid Tin Makeover for Valentine’s Day {with linky}

Altoid Tin Makeover with Washi Tape for Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day craft project brought together three of my loves: upcycling, washi tape, and my curiously strong addiction to Altoids. Over the years I’ve tossed a lot of Altoid tins into the trash, so I started saving them up and have been thinking of ways to reuse them. Pick Your Plum and Consumer Crafts have both recently had fantastic sales on washi tape, so I have been stocking up. A lot.

These sweet, quirky little Valentine tins can be filled with Conversation Hearts or your favorite Valentine’s Day treat.

Upcycled Altoid Tin using Washi Tape for Valentine's Day

Altoid Tin Makeover for Valentine’s Day

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Altoid tin
assortment of washi tape
white acrylic paing and brush


Paint the lid of the Altoid tin and allow to dry completely.

Place a strip of washi tape around the base of the tin. The tape will be slightly wider than the base of the tin, so just press and stick the excess onto the bottom of the tin. There is no need to cut it to fit.

Cut or tear pieces of tape, in a variety of designs, that will fit across the top of the lid. Press into place.

Valentine's Day Altoid Tin Makeover with Washi Tape

Fill with your favorite Valentine’s Day candy and give to your sweetheart!

This project couldn’t be any simpler and is so inexpensive to make. I just love making homemade Valentines, and think these will make sweet gifts for a few of my friends.

I would love to see some of your homemade Valentines! Feel free to link them up below.

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  1. oh, how i LOVE washi tape. it’s just really quite fabulous to play with!! these are super cute

  2. Now this is just adorable! Makes a cute little candy tin!

  3. Amy Desrosiers says:

    This is a very cool idea! I would totally do this if I had a tin, and some cute washi tape with hearts.

  4. This is such a great idea. I will be buying the needed supplies for Isa and I to make this weekend.

  5. These are so cute and a great way to recycle something you would otherwise throw away.

  6. Very Creative and crafty. Cute

  7. This is so cute. I love the washi tape you used.

  8. Oh my goodness – what a cute idea! The kids could even do this!

  9. saminder gumer says:

    this is a very creative idea and i think the kids would really enjoy it. it could be one of our weekend crafts and we can try to do a different theme than valentines day.

  10. I have never used this tape before but it looks pretty cool!

  11. This is so sweet and so easy to make too. I think hubby would enjoy me doing this for him. The kids can also do this as well. Thanks for sharing.

  12. What a super cute idea. I have an empty Altoids box and I was wondering what I was going to do with it -t hanks!

  13. Awesome reuse of the tin!

  14. I absolutely love this!

  15. Cute! I love how washi tape can make just about anything look good!

  16. I just happen to have a couple of Altoid tins hanging around. Cute idea.

  17. Cute! I have some washi tape that need to be used.

  18. Very cute and it can be personalized in so many ways!

  19. If I was a student in school, I would totally sneak that into my desk! That is darling!

  20. Now that’s a great idea, I need to show my girls this!

  21. Ha! Very cute! I never buy altoids but I’d carry this around just for show.

  22. I just recently got washy tape in the mail from Influenster and I wasn’t sure how I wanted to use it yet. This sounds like a nice idea. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Oh my gosh! I love this so much, how sweet! Definitely bookmarking this one :)

  24. Cool! I’ll have to start saving tins for next year!

  25. Tracie Trump says:

    I love this idea, so easy and cute! I am planning to make these with my nieces, who love washi tape crafts!

  26. cute idea! not much of an altoid person tho but cool idea all the same! :)

  27. I love this, and it is SO cute!! I love the different designs, really cute. You always have the cutest idea’s!!

  28. Love this idea. This would be great for my kids to give their teachers and my daughter got a whole kit of tapes like this for Christmas.

  29. Super cute & really easy too.
    This would be a great teacher gift too.

  30. That is a nice idea of the present for the St. Valentine`s Day. The thing I like most in presents for this holiday is that they are made by you and you put your heart and soul into them. It is always touching.

  31. What a cute way to recycle! I’m for that! I just don’t have any tins :(

  32. Love your makeover. What a great use for the Altoid tin!

  33. I have never used Washi tape, but with both of my girls keeping mints in their lunchboxes, this craft would be a great place to start.

  34. Washi tape is so useful and versatile

  35. This is adorable! I have to start buying Alotoids to make this for all my friends!

  36. How cute!! My daughter would love this. She is obsessed with Washi tape.

  37. My husband eats altoids all the time. I’m sure I can find a few tins laying around to complete this adorable project, thanks for the idea!

  38. What a cute Valentine’s Day hack for an Altoid Tin. So creative!

  39. That’s the cutest!! I need to make this for my son, he would flip.

  40. So cute and simple! I have washi tape and haven’t really figured out what to do with it yet. This gives me some ideas.

  41. Just linked up! This is such a cute idea – I never thought to decorate the tin, but I would wash it out and keep money inside or pass notes with it!

  42. What a cute idea! And something anyone can do!

  43. What an adorable idea!!! Too fun and cute!

  44. So cute and what a great way to recycle!

  45. Adorable- great use of upcycling!

  46. Great way to repurpose/reuse Altoids tins. Have never used washi tape, looks like fun.

  47. Such an awesome and simple idea!

  48. Alison Gibb says:

    Really cute idea! I think I would also line the inside of the tin with pretty craft paper or a piece of red velvet material!

  49. awww… that is cute! I admire anyone who is crafty…. I don’t seem to have a creative bone in my body :)

  50. Della Barker says:

    This is such a cute idea! I’m going to try this with my Grands as little Valentine’s gifts for their parents. I know Mommy and Daddy would love them!

  51. ooooo…so darn easy & cute. Not to mention original! Thank you so much for linking up @ our “Inspiration Monday Party” today! Happy to meet you both! ~ Julie (pinning & sharing on my FB page in a few min.)

  52. Love how you were able to recycle the tin into such an adorable craft! Such a great idea for a sweet and personalized Valentine container.

  53. What a cute idea!!! I am constantly eating Altoids, so I’m pretty sure I have a bunch of tins around! What a cute idea to decorate and fill them with candy! :)

  54. Love that with the tape!

  55. Great use of of a great tin! Your washi tape idea is wonderful. So cute!

  56. So cute! We just got some tape too

  57. This tin is adorable! I love how you used different washi tapes to make it. Thanks for linking up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop! Hope to see you again this week!

  58. Featuring YOU today! Thank you for linking to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @

  59. nicole dz says:

    This would be a great idea for a pill storage box or if you lined the inside of it you could put other small stuff in it. Would be great for my purse.

  60. I have never used Washi tape before, but it sure looks versatile. This is a great idea. Thanks for shAring.

  61. Alona Y says:

    Wow, I love this! It’s valentines themed, but I might try this out for little Christmas gifts! I haven’t used Washi tape yet, which is crazy because I hear about it all over the place.

  62. This would be a good project for a Sunday school class to make for a nursing home or childrens ward at a hospital.

  63. Fun and easy! Happy 2015 :)

  64. How sweet! I just love tins and this project would be very easy to do too.

  65. What a brilliant idea!

  66. Great ideas! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. We love partying with you! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  67. This is just adorable, thank you for sharing.

  68. Natalie Brown says:

    Valentine crafts & gifts are my favorite with the cute heart shapes and all the red, pink, white, silver, and gold colors! This is such a unique idea & easy too! I’m always looking for washi tape ideas. Thank-you for the inspiration! “Pinned” :)

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