Up-Cycled Treat Container – Tutorial 541

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Do you save plastic containers that make their way into your house to re purpose?  I do and they are starting to stack up, pile up and fall off the shelves I have them stored on.  So, here is a quick project using some.   This container is one that I got generic Crystal Light in from Walmart.  It will be the perfect size to put homemade candies in to give out to my husband’s guy co-workers this coming holiday season.    I didn’t put any bling on these since they are created to give to men.   But you can go crazy with bling for yours!

Once you have the measurements down for the first container they go together pretty quickly.   Also, I will have them done and ready to fill come the holiday rush.  Woohoo!

Check out the tutorial below.



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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Stamps: Tags til Christmas and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, Snow Festival, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Baja Breeze card stock.

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Punches (1 1/4 square, 1 3/8 square, Word Window and Decorative Label, corner rounder), sticky strip tape, Walmart Generic Crystal Light container, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Yep, I have a bunch of these containers.    🙂      

Started by cutting a 8.5″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper and a 1″ x 8″ strip of coordinating paper.

Put Sticky Strip down the middle of the front of the container and a strip down each side of the DSP.  Attached the paper to the container, wrapping it around snugly.   Since the container is a bit wider at the top than it is at the bottom the paper will not be even at the and bottom.

Put a strip of coordinating paper around the top of the container.  Added a triangle of DSP over where the ends don’t meet up to give it a finished look.  This is the backside of the container.

Stamped the sentiment for the front of the container on scrap Whisper White card stock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Punched it out using the 1 1/4″ square punch.  Also punched a 1 3/8″ square punch from Baja Breeze card stock to go behind the sentiment.

Stamped the sentiment for the top of the container using Cherry Cobbler ink on a scrap piece of card stock.  Punched it out with the Word Window punch.   Also punched the Decorative Label punch from Cherry Cobbler card stock and cut a 1.75″ x 2.5″ piece of Baja Breeze card stock.   Rounded the corners of the Baja Breeze piece using the corner rounder punch.

Adhered the 3 pieces for the top of the container together and then adhered them onto the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.   Popped the sentiment up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here is the finished project all ready to be filled with goodies.  I’m thinking homemade carmels, yum!


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11 responses to “Up-Cycled Treat Container – Tutorial 541

  1. Looks like a fun project….I cover the flavored coffee tins and fill them with homemade hot chocolate mix…..

  2. Goodness!! did you read my mind????? I just came back from my van where I had put a couple of bags of this containers, that I also get at Walmart and Jewel, and brought them back in a hurry after reading your suggestion, they were destined for the Salvation Army store. I just can’t bring myself to throw them away, I do use them but they indeed pile up. This is wonderful idea for the Holidays and I will use them to give away home made cookies or other goodies to my grandchildren’s teachers, neighbors and friends.
    Your brain must be always on overdrive because you come up with the coolest ideas.
    Thank you.

  3. Nice upcycled container. Love that snowflake paper. Homemade carmels? Yum! Wish I was on your gift list. Hee! 🙂

  4. Very cute treat boxes!

  5. Love the shape of those containers. What came in them? All mine seem to be round.

  6. Shelly McCrary

    I have those same containers as I only drink Great Value Raspberry Lemonade…and alot of it! Thanks for sharing this. I have saved the containers but felt like they were on the small side and wouldn’t hold enough treats.
    I did think about chocolate covered pretzel rods in them, leaving the top off of the canister.
    How about spiced nuts or candied pecans? That’s a pricey treat to make and this can would hold a nice amount without breaking the bank.

    Thanks again for a great idea!


  7. Beth Van Dyke

    I am so glad that I’m not the only one with overflowing shelves of things waiting to be reused. Anyone have a good recipe for candied pecans? I was thinking of pecan pie flavor. Corn syrup, butter, and brown sugar?

  8. Great minds must think alike…or at least your does! I just made homemade caramels yesterday, and I was wondering what to package them in for holiday giving…and voilà…your tutorial! But I was also thinking that it may be a little large for aforementioned caramels. They are far too precious to give away in that large a quantity! I may have to think up some other container to re-purpose as a candy holder. lol.