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Valentine Tin Upcycled in Minutes with Chalkboard Paint

Instead of spending a lot on a paper box of chocolates, repurpose any tin and decorate it to give your valentine their own stash of sweets.

Instead of spending a lot on a paper box of chocolates, repurpose any tin and decorate it to give your valentine their own stash of sweets.

Hi there! It’s Amy from Maker Mama back with a fun creative reuse idea for Valentine’s Day! One of my favorite memories as a kid was every Valentine’s Day morning my dad would leave a mini heart-shaped box of chocolates outside of my bedroom door.

I’d love to pass along that tradition, and am putting my own thrifty twist on it with this Recycled Chalkboard Valentine Tin. You can repurpose any tin and decorate it to give your valentine their own stash of sweets.

DIY Valentine Tin

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Thrifted tin
  • Sandpaper
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Chalk marker
  • Candy (I love dark chocolate Kisses!)
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Start by sanding down the outer surfaces of your tin. Just enough to scratch it up a bit so the paint will have something to grab onto.

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Spray all the outer surfaces of your tin with the chalkboard spray paint, then use a chalk marker to draw a fun design on the outside.

You can use a permanent chalk marker to make sure your drawing doesn’t smudge. Now fill it up with some candy and send it to your valentine!

Instead of spending a lot on a paper box of chocolates, repurpose any tin and decorate it to give your valentine their own stash of sweets.
Instead of spending a lot on a paper box of chocolates, repurpose any tin and decorate it to give your valentine their own stash of sweets.

And sneak a piece or two for yourself!


Did you enjoy this thrifty reuse valentine tin? Be sure to stop by Maker Mama for more inspiration! I’d also love for you to visit the following Valentine’s Day projects:

Carol

Thursday 12th of January 2017

Lovely!

Paige

Tuesday 12th of January 2016

These tins are so cute! They would make the perfect teacher gift!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/

Akane

Tuesday 12th of January 2016

Love it! This is so easy to make and looks so cool!

Akane