I love these sour cream look a like containers.

I have been making them for years, but with all the new printed papers and embellishments it is a new quick an easy craft. I found everything I needed at Michael’s Arts & Crafts. Look for heavyweight paper or cardstock {loving this pad from Martha Stewart} for these containers, cute embellishments, adhesive tape runner and a Fiskars paper crimper.

These containers can be made any size.  I cut paper 8.25″ X 5.5″ (roughly cutting an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper in half).

With a tape runner put two rows of tape on one edge. Glue stick or double sticky tape can also be used. Be generous with the adhesive!

Put  the adhesive tape runner {my favorite} along the end and one side of the paper on the wrong side.

Roll paper into a tube, overlapping the edge about 1 inch.

Pinch the edge with the adhesive closed. Place the closed end in the paper crimper. Turn crimper about three to four times.

Fill container with goodies. Place adhesive on the inside edge  of the other end. Press end together in the opposite direction. Crimp close.

It works best if the seam is off center.

Attach embellishments to the containers.  These make a fun containers to hold yummy goodies for your special Valentine!

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  1. I love these containers! So cute and now I finally have a another use for my paper crimper! I shared them on my CraftBliss blog and linked back to you. ~Dee

  2. These are so very cute–I just made some for my grandkids for Valentine’s day–I used half sheets of 8.5 x 11 printed cardstock. Inside I put $5 tokens from Target–their new “gift cards”. The kids will love going shopping and won’t know what is inside these darling packages. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  3. I’m going to make SO many of these, I can feel it already. This is fantastic. I just cleaned out my craft closet a few months ago and thought, “Why should I keep this crimper? I don’t scrapbook anymore!” But, the hoarder I am, I kept it.

    giddy. i’m just giddy.

    (And who doesn’t love a chance to use a tape runner?)

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this – an awesome idea for my daughter’s valentines giveaway this year! It will be a classroom full of “ooo’s” and “ahhhs”! Love your site too!

  5. Went out today and got all the supplies (yay for getting the crimper with a 40% off coupon!). Even with a 3 week old baby, this is a doable, adorable craft! I will definitely be making these for many different occasions- thanks!!!

  6. these are very versatile and I think they can be used for many more occasions as Christmas , kids parties , filling the Easter bunny’s basket… lovely idea , thanks for sharing ….

  7. You’ve done it again, Cindy. You have shown me the cutest
    tool that I must have! Great idea. I can see so many
    possibilities…plans beginning to blossom.
    I am off to Michael’s today!

  8. Oh, it’s so cute ! I love that ! ❤ What’s a great idea !!! xoxo


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