Fun Treat Cans for Valentine’s Day

While I think of today’s project as a great Valentine’s Day treat idea, the concept can be used for almost any gift at any time of year.  Still, it’s a perfect share for February 14, so I’m excited to share.  The idea is not my own – it’s been around for years and years so I don’t really know who first thought of it. What I do know is that I love the idea and am excited to share it with you today.

Today’s post is a walkthrough in pictures.  Let’s start with the finished product.  Here’s what we’re making – an aluminum can of Valentine’s Day sweetness with a pop-top lid.  Fill this beauty with anything you want (as long as it fits in the can).

Tutorial - Valentine's Day Treat Can, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

The can is wrapped with Carried Away Designer Series Paper, one of the amazing papers you can earn with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration.  It’s further wrapped with white ribbon from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack and adorned with a heart from the Up & Away Thinlits Dies and a banner from the Bunch of Banner Framelits.  Then sentiment is from the Sealed with Love stamp set.

Here’s where it all started – an 8.25 ounce can of pear chunks.

Tutorial - Valentine's Day Treat Can, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

While there was no sugar added to these pears, I filled the can with lots of sugary sweets.  How did I get the sweets inside the can?  It’s easy!  I opened the BOTTOM of the can with a smooth-edge can opener (mine is a Pampered Chef can opener).  I made a little love note.

Tutorial - Valentine's Day Treat Can, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I dropped the love note into the empty tin so that it would be the first thing the recipient sees when the top is popped off.

Tutorial - Valentine's Day Treat Can, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I filled the rest of the can with Hershey’s Kisses (these are actually the white chocolate Hershey’s Hugs – important for chocolate aficionados).

Tutorial - Valentine's Day Treat Can, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

With a little glue (while it’s retired, I used Crystal Effects but you could use Crazy Glue), I glued the bottom back in place, keeping the chocolates secure inside.

How adorable is this?

Tutorial - Valentine's Day Treat Can, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Here are the supplies I used to make this adorable treat cup:

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  1. Ohhh… I see a special surprise for each my grandchildren when they come for their next visit, even though it will be after Valentine’s Day! Thank you for this great idea!!

  2. Love it ! I think this is a great treat holder idea . Hope I can get the bottom to adhere good . Fun project to play with this week end .

  3. Super cute! I love the bright colors for a Valentine! Everything old is new again… this is the first time I’ve heard of this idea!

  4. Good Morning Brian! What a super idea. I love the wrapping too.
    Have a great Saturday.

  5. What a nifty idea. I love it!❤️ Very cute!?

  6. Did you eat the pears? LOL

  7. Brian , I love it all, I have a can opener like foe at least 2 yrs, and guess what ?????
    I have boxes of empty cans. lol I love it !!!
    You did a great gift , perfect !!!
    Hugs Frenchie

  8. I made these for Halloween last year but I used the small fruit cans like the ones you put in a lunch bag. So much fun to do and so easy too. I am forwarding your post to a few of the younger Mom’s I know that I have been trying to get into stamping. Maybe they will finally see that you don’t have to only make cards. Your photo instructional was fantastic. You always do such a great job.

  9. WOW! It may be an oldie but it is certainly a goodie!!! I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Brilliant. I have never seen those little cans but what a fabulous idea. The love note is the perfect touch!

  11. Great idea, Brian!!

  12. bandhdmitchellbmm0226

    Do you mean you glued the edges of the lid to the can? I can’t quite see where the glue goes. But it’s a neat idea.

  13. What an adorable idea!! LOVE IT!!

  14. I love your canned treats, I made quite a few of these a long time ago. Just be sure the cans with the pop tops that you buy have the kind of bottom that can be opened with a can opener. Some cans are rounded and don’t work . Hope that makes sense.

  15. How clever! Love this idea!

  16. How stinkin’ cute is that?! Thank you for the great step-by-step instructions. I’m going to make some for our Stamp Club’s March get-together, with a St Patrick’s Day theme. That’s the wonderful thing about Hershey’s Kisses–they come wrapped for any season or holiday! I’ll be using mandarin orange cans, as they’re the perfect size. Thanks again–too cute!

  17. Brian what a little smartie tartie you are! I love this idea and I plan to CASE it. It’s so CUTE!!!

  18. Some ideas need to be reminded, thank Brian, I forgot about this one. The love note is the perfect touch!

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