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. Although your link “Fiskars paper crimper” takes us to the Michaels website, it doesn’t link to the crimper, and a search at Michaels doesn’t find it either. No worries, I’m sure I can find one elsewhere, just thought you may want to update your link :0) Thanks for sharing this (I’m adding it to my Pinterest page!)

  2. These are ever so cute! I posted a link to your tutorial on my blog today, where I am slowly collecting different ideas for items in a form of a humbug (other names: berlingot, pyramid). Hope you don’t mind me using the picture and thank you for your great tutorial!

  3. These are so fun and completely adaptable. Since my son is not a baby anymore (sigh) we don’t have to do the little valentines for each and every classmate. It would be fun to make up a little box of these for his 8th grade group, and put a variety of treats inside to surprise them. Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

  4. Thank you. It didn’t cause any trouble. I actually am going to make the small ones. They are perfect!

  5. I printed the instructions today and it still says cut paper 8.25” x 5.5” which I should have known was ‘off’, but I did it anyway! They’re much bigger than the ones I made last year! After I was done making today’s batch, I found my last year’s instructions and it says cut 4.25” x 5.5″. I guess this should teach me to be more organized 😉

  6. So sorry Kenna, I hope it didn’t cause you too much trouble! I have corrected the post!

  7. Love these! I am totally making them for my daughter’s valentines this year. One quick note – I think your measurements are off – cutting a paper in half will make it 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, not 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I am sure everyone else figured out you were just cutting a paper in half, but my containers ended up super small! 🙂 Good thing they are actually really cute small.

  8. So cute! It’s too late this year, but I totally want to do this for the next holiday! maybe even Easter (if I feel inclined to), or Halloween! Thanks for the inspiration, I’m pinning on Pinterest!

  9. I’m making these for my daughter’s class. Super easy and look so good! My husband thought they were little boxes that I bought! So, I succeeded in making something that looks professional and am so happy about that! Thanks so much for sharing this! I made the wild ones! 🙂

  10. These are so cute! After reading this post, I immediately went out and bought a crimper! Thank you for the idea on the cutest Valentine container! I plan to use this container for all kinds of goodies.

  11. Thanks for sharing your detailed instructions. I made favors for my parents 60th wedding anniversary – they look fabulous and got lots of wonderful comments. I posted pictures on SewForum and linked back to this page.

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