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DIY Valentine Box Craft: Upcycled Oatmeal Container

DIY Valentine Box Craft: Upcycled Oatmeal Container

My daughter’s assignment this weekend was to make a Valentine’s Day box for her 1st grade classroom. We used an empty oatmeal container, and it turned out to be SO easy, and fun! I thought I would share our experience in case you are looking for ideas as well!

First of all, we decided that we wanted to use all recycled materials so we set off to hunt for qualifying treasures around the house. We found quite a few fun items in our craft box: gems, beads, buttons and more. My daughter had several old necklaces and hair bands that were broken so we disassembled those which gave us some fun bows, beads and a small gold chain (see below) with which to hang the cute little canvas that she painted her name on.

We started by wrapping the oatmeal container in wrapping paper:

Valentine Box Craft

For the lid of the box, we recycled an old small frame by decorating it and then glueing it to the top of the oatmeal lid:

Valentine Box Craft

Since a glue gun was involved ,my daughter was in charge of telling me where she wanted everything, and I did the glueing. For the hanging canvas, she first painted her name on it, and then we used a broken chain (and lots of glue) to attach it to a bow:
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Lots of glue, glitter, beads, pom poms and fun later … here is the finished project:

Valentine Box Craft

This was one of the funnest projects that we have done in a long time, and it also turns out to be one of the cheapest. Total Cost: $0.00 as we used things that we already had on hand, and quite frankly, things that we needed to get rid of! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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