Valentine’s Day Paint Can Craft
I found these empty clear paint cans at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and knew I could make *something* with them. Valentine’s Day was the next holiday coming up so I decided to use these for teacher gifts.
Find paper that would be cute for Valentine’s Day AND to keep out during the year (if the teacher wants to!)
Trim paper to fit inside can. I used several pieces to give it a cool look. Use spray adhesive or glue that dries clear on the paper and *carefully* place in on the inside of the can with the decorative paper facing out. (My glue started to unstick the next day so I had to glue it again.)
Decorate the outside of the can with stickers, paint, cut out paper, etc. I love to decoupage so I used Mod Podge to adhere cut outs to the outside of the can. It gives the whole project a 3-D look that I think is cute.
You can cut out a circle to cover the top of the lid. Add the teacher's name to it or whatever you would like it to say.
I added a note that said, "CAN" you see how much I love you? (This caused consternation with my youngest son. "I do love my teacher but I don't want to tell her that! The other kids will see it and laugh at me!") I liked the paint can/"CAN" pun. Puns make me laugh. :)
Cut 5 inch strips of ribbon. Tie on to handle.
Fill bucket with candy, notes, small packages of coffee, tea bags, new pens, post-it notes, etc. Whatever little goodies you want to give!
Happy crafting! Happy gifting!