Get ready for Valentine’s Day with a super simple treat pail DIY that takes just minutes to make! I’m not a crafty person. I WANT to be crafty. I have huge, grand ideas for crafts and a massive Pinterest board filled with things I would love to make…if I had the talent and the time. Still, I like the whole Zen-ness of crafting. it’s relaxing, and as a high strung person, I definitely need all the relaxing I can get.
When I partnered with Oriental Trading Company to share their Valentine’s Day offerings, I looked for things that were versatile, cute and most important, insanely easy to make. Check out how I made these DIY magnetic Valentine’s Day treat pails!
Magnetic Valentine’s Day Treat Pails for Kids
The supplies for this craft all came from Oriental Trading Company. Everything comes in sets of 12, so these are great Valentine’s Day party favors. If you don’t need all 12, save the little pails for other crafts. I used them in my movie night post for candy!
- Mini white favor pails
- Magnetic craft kit (the one I used for the cupcakes is gone, unfortunately, but these are really cute). See below for alternative idea.
- Bendable Ninjas (for the Ninja pail, and for filler)
- Assorted candy and small toys (these are the Peanuts hacky sacks pictured)
How to make it:
It’s crazy easy! For the cupcake one, I followed the directions on the craft. I added the magnet to the back and stuck it on the treat pail. Fill it up and that’s it! I’m really bummed that the cupcake kit is gone. If you want to make this particular design, you can still do it using foam sheets. I found this awesome template on DeviantArt. Just use markers to draw on the eyes, nose, mouth and little hearts. The upside to totally DIYing it, you can add any message where the “Be Mine” is.
I also made a Ninja treat pail, which was even easier. I used a magnet from the other craft to secure him to the pail. That’s it. Crazy, crazy simple, right? All that’s left to do is fill it with some treats! If you make the Cupcake, the little bendy Ninja makes for cute filler.
Oriental Trading Company has tons of easy craft kits, supplies for more complicated crafts (if you’re more of a talented crafter than I am) and toys that make great favors and gifts. Don’t forget to check out their coupon page before you shop for all the latest sales!
What sort of little treats do you like to give for Valentine’s Day?