Thursday, February 3, 2011

Recycled Valentine Treat Containers

Today is "Thankful Thursday" (formally "Family Friday") over at Crazy About Cricut.

 The assignment is to make Valentine classroom treats or
 Valentine items that can be made in bulk. 

1. collect cardboard toilet paper rolls

2. cut your paper to cover the cardboard rolls, usually 4" x 6 "

3. emboss the paper (I used D'vine Swirls -- my kids love to do this step)

4. attach the paper to the rolls (we used my ATG tape
but any double sided tape should work)

5. fold the ends in on one side (fold in the seam edge first) - see the picture

6. add your candy (wrapped candy is the best) and fold the opposite ends in to match 

Yep, that's my Tinkerbell coffee cup in the back ground!
I love that little fairy! :)

7. tie some ribbon (or lace) around the body of the candy holder

8. add any decorations or tags - my kids like to add their classmates names - we added CAC hearts cut @ 1 1/2" RDS and used a gel pen to add the "to" "from" or just a classmates name - attach to the back of the treat container

That's it, I finished 7 of these in 15 minutes.  My sons each have 20 students in their classes, so in a few hours we'll have all the favors done! :)

This project is included in the "Fun Valentine Linking Party" over at Passionately Artistic.  Link up your fun Valentine idea too! 

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Shawnee said...

What a great idea. We love Tinkerbell in our house, too. I hope your son's classmates love their goodies.

Be Blessed,

Minta's Creations said...

Love this easy to do and so cute...can make 28 of these in no time. if I can find that many tp
Thanks so much for the idea..

GoddessMychele said...

I love this idea- how fun!!!

Debbie said...

these are super cute, I love this idea I will be trying this very soon, I love that its easy and simple that the little ones can help too my step kids will love this idea, and thanks for stopping by my blog today hugs Debbie

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These came out so cute!

Carol Ric said...

Super cute! love the toilet paper roll so it keeps it shape. Great idea! TFS!

Celeste B. said...

WOW!!!! I just can't believe it!!! You come up with the most AMAZING ideas!!! You always inspire me!!! Thank you for sharing all of your great ideas!! Thanks also for letting me share your scratch ticket idea! I can't tell you how much I love that idea. It looks like this is another one that I'm going to have to bookmark!! TFS!!!! :)

Libby Beach said...

These treat boxes are so awesome!!! I absolutely love them!! Great way to recycle and get the kids involved too! :) Thank you for sharing! :)

Kerri said...

LOVE THIS!! I plan to make some today (while snowed in here in Okc). I will give a shout out to your blog when I post them on mine. TFS!!


Sharon said...

How cute is that!!!!!

BikerGranny said...

Great idea for some quick and easy Valentines - TFS!