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. 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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. 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!

  4. says

    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.

  5. karen says

    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!

  6. says

    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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. says

    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! :)

  10. says

    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!

  11. 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.

  12. Margie says

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

  13. 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.

  14. says

    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

  15. 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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