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.
Altoid Tin Makeover for Valentine’s Day
Here’s What You’ll Need:
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.
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.
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.
Paula Ball says
This would be a good project for a Sunday school class to make for a nursing home or childrens ward at a hospital.
Fun and easy! Happy 2015 🙂
How sweet! I just love tins and this project would be very easy to do too.
What a brilliant idea!
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This is just adorable, thank you for sharing.
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” 🙂
My son loves those little tins. Great idea!