DIY Valentine’s Day Craft – Upcycled Love Crayon Organizer

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Mom Knows It All DIY Valentine's Day Craft - Upcycled Love Crayon Organizer

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples and lovers. It’s a day where anyone can express sentiment for anyone else. Children like to give to their friends and even their family members, including parents. The best time to teach that it’s the sentiment or thought that counts as opposed to the gift is in early childhood. Coloring and other crafts are a terrific way to encourage creativity and imagination, and they also encourage fine motor skills and concentration. This DIY project shows step-by-step instructions on how to make a Valentine’s Day themed crayon organizer. Because this particular craft uses an old tin can, it is budget friendly and it encourages upcycling. Let’s get started!

Mom Knows It All Valentine's Day Craft - Upcycled Love Crayon Organizer

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The materials needed for this craft are:

Mom Knows It All Valentine's Day Craft - Upcycled Love Crayon Organizer

Step 1. Write the word LOVE on the outer wall of the tin can. You can write in any fashion that you prefer – horizontally, vertically, zigzagged, etc. Let the glue dry and harden for a while before proceeding to the next step.

Step 2. Paint the wall of the tin can with white acrylic paint.

Mom Knows It All Valentine's Day Craft - Upcycled Love Crayon Organizer

Step 3. Paint the red acrylic paint starting from the bottom of the tin can all the way up in the middle while the white acrylic paint is still wet. You have to blend the red to the white paint one your reach the middle part of the tin can. This includes the LOVE word that is already embossed to the tin can itself.

Step 4. Let the paint dry for an hour of two.

Mom Knows It All Valentine's Day Craft - Upcycled Love Crayon Organizer

Step 5. Wrap the red satin ribbon on the upper mouth of the tin can and use a hot glue gun to carefully line it with hot glue to permanently adhere it to the can.

Step 6. Place your crayons on your new LOVE crayon organizer!

This LOVE crayon organizer is a cute and fun way of organizing crayons, or pens and pencils. It’s a fun, affordable craft that can be appreciated by all. Hope your child likes it! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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10 comments

Jolina January 11, 2017 - 10:38 am

Is it Valentine’s Day already?? Oh my time does fly! This is such a fun project. And the kids can write all kinds of special words on their tins too!

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Neely Moldovan January 11, 2017 - 12:55 pm

What a cute DIY! I love the idea of making things more organized. Always a win in my book!

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Saidah Washington January 11, 2017 - 2:00 pm

I love this idea. The use of the hot glue to create a raised lettering effect is genius.

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Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. January 11, 2017 - 3:27 pm

This is so cute! I would love to create little organizers like this for my tables in my classroom. What a fun idea 🙂 Maybe I can make it with my kids!

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Jennifer Siegler January 11, 2017 - 4:19 pm

Cute and easy craft to help the kids stay organized. I love the embossed design idea! That was real genius!

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Annemarie LeBlanc January 11, 2017 - 4:21 pm

My granddaughter would find this crayon organizer awesome. It will be so pretty to see on her little work desk. I’m trying my hand at making this, but wish me luck because I don’t have real crafty hands like yours. 🙂

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Tami Qualls January 12, 2017 - 9:06 pm

Oh what a cute way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This’ll make a cute gift.

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pat.navymom January 13, 2017 - 8:00 am

I like it. Top instructions???

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Elizabeth O January 14, 2017 - 11:53 pm

It would be a wonderful craft idea to make with kids during Valentine’s Day season. It is beautifully made.

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Michele January 22, 2017 - 8:50 am

I love that you reuse tin cans with this craft–the less in the landfill the better. Of course they can be recycled in the recycle bin as well! This is a great way to hold crayons, pens and pencils and you can do any of the holidays!

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