Recycled {Be My} Valentine Craft

Today we are creating a Valentine craft from a recycled International Delight bottle.  It would be a sweet Valentine gift filled with pink and red candy.

Watch for information about International Delight’s Valentine’s Day Twitter giveaway!

Recycled Valentine Craft - International Delight Recycled Valentine Craft

To create this penguin Valentine craft from a recycled International Delight Creamer bottle, you will need:

  • An empty International Delight bottle {we seem to go through these pretty quickly so it isn’t a problem!}
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • 1 sheet of black construction paper
  • 1 sheet of Valentine-ish scrapbook paper
  • 1 straw
  • 2 Googly eyes
  • 1 scrap of yellow cardstock
  • Glue
  • Double-sided thick foam dots or tape

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What I love about the empty International Delight bottles {usually I prefer full ones!} is that the label can be easily peeled off to reveal a completely blank canvas for crafting fun.  The packaging is shrink-wrapped.

  1. Remove the label from the International Delight Creamer Bottle.
  2. Cut a black piece of construction paper into a 8 1/2″ square and then cut a slight taper in on two sides.
  3. Glue the top of one of the straight sides just below the black cap of the bottle onto the white plastic.
  4. Cut out two wings from the left-over scrap of black paper and glue the top of each wing in the proper penguin wing position.
  5. Cut the yellow cardstock into a square and fold one end into a point and hold it together with the foam dots or tape.  Cut a beak opening into the yellow covered foam and trim beak to fit on the bottle.
  6. Glue beak on bottle along with the googly eyes.
  7. Fold a portion of the Valentine themed paper accordion-style the width of desired bow tie.  Use another scrap as the bow tie knot and glue into position.
  8. Create a double-sided heart and glue on the end of a drinking straw.
  9. Punch a hole in one of the wings and fit the heart straw through the hole.

Valentine Craft before and after

It is like an International Delight Bottle Make-over!

Now I won’t be so sad when they are empty.

When we were all done, my oldest son said, “Next time we are making this into Darth Vadar”.  He is right.  The International Delight bottle is perfectly sized and shaped for Darth!

Another fun idea to recycle International Delight bottles come from one of our favorite blogs, Hands On As We Grow where the bottles were transformed into vases!

This Valentine’s Day, share the love with recipes and homemade gift ideas! Don’t miss the International Delight Valentine’s Day Twitter Giveaway. Enter by following International Delight on Twitter and by tweeting your favorite ID flavor  with the hashtag #IDLove. Winners will be contacted on February 15th and will receive ID Valentine’s Day Sampler Packages!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

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About Holly

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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

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