DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

I have a fun little project to share today, it's something that is quick and easy and involves recycled materials!

I used the same recycled item that I used in the DIY Valentine Toilet Paper Tube Gnomes and mentioned that I felt like we should be cherishing these toilet paper tubes a little more since TP was such a hot commodity there for a while!!

There are so many fun things you can make with these innocent little cardboard tubes... so how about some little treat pockets?!

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

I made another video to share how easy these are to make! They are fun too because you can be creative with the items you use to embellish the tube... I used coffee stir sticks on some, and recycled packaging for others. So get creative and you'll find lots of items around you that will work!!

Watch the video here:

These are the things I used!

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

And the basics... scissors, baker's twine, and craft sticks!

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

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Supplies Needed:

Begin by folding the toilet paper tube in half.

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Use the bone folder/scoring tool (or a butter knife) to get a nice creased edge.

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Cut about 1/2" on each side along the crease.

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Use a straight edge and use the bone folder/scoring tool (or butter knife) to score the tube for easy folding.

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Fold up the scored edge.

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Then cut off the remaining edge.

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Run a bead of glue along the remaining flap.

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

And fold up to form the pocket. If you are using white craft glue, you will need to clamp and allow this to dry).

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Use some decorative edge scissors along the top of the pocket.

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Choose some paper for the front. I recycled the packaging from the doilies for one of mine because it had cute little hearts on it!

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Cut a strip to go across the front and glue it in place (I added more detail to a couple with stamps and embossing ink and powder, here is a great starter set for embossing!)

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Cut some pieces of a paper doily for inserts.

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Now that you have the pocket bases completed, embellish the fronts as you wish with stickers, etc.

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

And then add more embellishing with sticks, stickers, and baker's twine. The two on the left use painted skinny sticks, the two on the right use recycled coffee stir sticks!

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

Finally, add candy treats!!! TIP: flatter candies such as M&Ms, Skittles, Laffy Taffy, Airheads, etc. will work best since they aren't as bulky and will fit nicely in the pocket. 

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

These would be easy for kids to make for their friends too but I know my adult friends will love them just as much! 😊

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

DIY Valentine Treat Pockets

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DIY Valentine Treat Pockets