Paper Valentine Containers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited about the holiday of LOVE. My daughter isn’t in preschool yet but she is also excited about Valentine’s Day. She’s keeps asking when we can go pick out valentine cards. Her best friend moved away this past Fall so she’s looking to sending her some sweet snail mail in the next few weeks. We have some local friends to hand out cards to and I’ve been thinking of cute and easy Valentine’s Day ideas like these paper valentine containers filled with treats.

Easy Valentine's Day Crafts

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) trade show. It was such a wonderful experience, filled with mounds of inspiration. It was my first time at the show and I was pleasantly surprised by all the paper products. It was all too much to take in but I took a million pictures for inspiration. I’ve shared a few on instagram but will share them here soon.

Valentine's Day crafts

I saw these paper treat containers in Paper Crafts magazine last year and they called them “paper sour cream containers.” I’m still new to the paper crafting world but I love how easy these are to make. The best part is you don’t need a fancy die cutting machine to make them!


scrapbook paper


sewing machine {optional}

embellishments {twine, stamps, stickers, etc.}

Quick and easy Valentine's Day crafts

To make the paper treat containers cut your paper to 4 x 6 inches.

Paper Sour Cream Containers Tutorial

Create a paper tube roll by gluing the ends together like so..

Easy paper sour cream containers tutorial

Once the glue is dried take one end and glue it close (see above picture). I used a sewing machine to close the ends but glue works great too. Then fill with treats, toys, or love notes inside and close the other in in the opposite direction. This way one end is vertical and one end is horizontal. Does that make sense?

Paper Crafts without a cutting machine tutorial

Then embellish to your hearts desire! I added washi tape from Michaels and bakers twine from The Twinery. The Happy Valentine’s Day is a dollar stamp from Michaels as well then I used a circle punch to cut it out. The glitter hearts are from Target ($1 stickers) and I adore the small clothespins to hold the tag in place.

Valentine's Day Treat boxes

So tell me..are you a fan of Valentine’s Day?

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  1. says

    Those containers are great! They remind me of the frozen juice pops they used to have when I was in Middle school. I love the washi tape on the ends.

  2. Amy says

    Big fan of Valentine’s Day, even before I had someone special to share it with. What’s not to love about a day filled with fun cards, candy and pink!?! My birthday is in February so when all things pink, white and red show up the stores I know my special day is right around the corner. I love these ” paper sour cream containers” I’ve seen them once or twice in the last couple of months, but I love the idea of using them for Valentine’s Day gifts.

    • says

      Funny thing is I don’t remember ever seeing sour cream containers like that. I actually googled it after I read it in a magazine lol. Thanks for stopping by, Bonnie! :)

    • says

      That would be so much fun! Ahhh we need to attend a conference together and bring our papercrafting supplies. p.s. I love Paper Crafts magazine, its so inspiring! :)

  3. says

    We found you from the Six Sisters Blog Hop. This looks like such a fun craft. This would be great for the kids. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    The Busy Bee’s,
    Myrna and Joye.

  4. says

    These are so cute Crystal! And I’m so jealous that you got to go to a CHA show!! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I’ll be featuring these tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

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