Monday, February 6, 2012

Gum Containers = Sweet Valentine Treats

I have a lot of these:


And no matter how hard I try I just can't throw them away so I have been throwing them in a bag until I came up with something.  I had been tossing around the idea of something Valentine when I came across Jessica's adorable blog, Crafty Nonsense Noted.  She had listed a really cute printable of Valentine's Day cupcake toppers.  When I saw them a light bulb went off!  And let me just add they fit perfectly!!! 


You can click on either the link above or the printable and it will take you to Jessica's blog.  If you print please show her some love and follow.

Ok, on to the tutorial.  I printed and cut out the toppers and mod podged them onto the top.  I am not kidding, they fit PERFECTLY.  I then cute out some hearts with my Silhouette and randomly placed them on the side.  Then filled with M&Ms and conversation hearts.  That simple.










Needless to say I won't be throwing them out ever!  I think next time I make them I will probably try to cut the pop top opening but only having a limited number this time and a printer that I was surprised had enough color to print one sheet I didn't want to take a chance of screwing them up.

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42 comments:

  1. Hi Donna! You are so sweet thanks for the love :) These are AWESOME!!! I love this idea! These turned out super cute...I'm going to post your project if you don't mind on my blog so everyone can see you can use them more than one way if you don't mind!
    Stay Crafty x0x0
    Jess

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  2. Crafty and very cute! I know it is hard to throwaway perfectly great items! Thanks for sharing such a good idea!

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  3. Cute idea & fun too! Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam.

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  4. Great idea! Thanks for linking up at the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

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  5. Oh my gosh! Totally clever! Thanks!

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  6. I"m glad I'm not the only one that can't throw stuff away.

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  7. What a super cute idea!! I use to chew that kind of gum all the time (before the constant popping of said gum cause my teeth to hurt, LOL). I wish I had saved all those containers...it never occurred to me to reuse them....me....the queen of reuse. ;)

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  8. So cute and so handy! I can throw anything away either!

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  9. I am exactly the same in that I can't throw gum containers away. Thanks for the great idea of what to use them for. I'd love for you to share this at my very first link party.
    Rachel
    http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/02/terrific-tuesdays-link-party.html

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  10. This is super cute & it looks fun to make.
    http://www.miss-maggiesplace.com

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  11. Great idea. I love when you are saving something and you finally find a fabulous use for it. I'm trying to find an idea for contact lens containers, lol. Thanks for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

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  12. I love new ways to reuse things! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  13. Great upcycle! Always love finding new uses for things.

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  14. very fun...and a beautiful example of reusing!

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  15. Hi Donna! Just posted your project on my blog! So cute :) again, awesome tutorial! Have a fantastic weekend...
    Stay Crafty x0x0
    Jess

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  16. Hello Donna
    Linked over from Serenity Now. I absolutely love your altered gum containers. We think alike! If you would like to see my Valentine's altered juice can, please come over for a visit at http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

    Newest follower :)

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  17. That is such a creative idea!! I love how you created cute labels for them to decorate them. So cute!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  18. What a fantastic idea! Seriously love these and will be featuring them on my Sunday Spotlight tonight! Thanks for sharing at my party!

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  19. nice idea..thanks for sharing...

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  20. cute idea!! you sure eat alot of gum lol..Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  21. What a lovely idea! They look so cute!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  22. Very cute containers!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  23. Those hearts are the perfect topper!! So sweet! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  24. Hi Donna! Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays last week. I absolutely adored your idea. Would love to see what you've been up to this week.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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  25. Congrats! You won! http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/02/happy-v-day.html

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  26. Such a great idea! They turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  27. Awesome! What a great recycling idea.. Happy valentines day! Hope you had a wonderful day..

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  28. That is so cute, and love using the gum containers! We loved having you at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come back next Saturday and share more of your great ideas! -The Sisters

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  29. Super adorable, and easy too! Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday over on Making Lemonade!

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  30. Genius!!! Love it.. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Sharing Saturday :) Hope to see you again this week.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  31. What an adorable idea! Thanks for linking up!

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  32. What a great reuse of an ordinary object! And thanks for sharing at Dwell on Joy! Come by again tomorrow to link up your newest projects! Have a great weekend!

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  33. cute

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope to can join us again tomorrow

    Natasha

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  34. Hi Donna, I think this is so clever. And I love the idea of recycling & upcycling. Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  35. They are so cute, Donna!! SO glad you could stop by and link up!!

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  36. What a great idea! I know a young girl with spina bifida who goes to AI Dupont hospital here in Delaware. Their Ronald Mcdonald house is a special area at the hospital for the families of the patients. The families are encouraged to collect soda pop tabs as a fundraiser to help fund their stays. I recently gave her a gum container filled to the brim with pop tabs :)

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