Repurpose a coffee or hot cocoa canister into an adorable top hat that you can fill with Christmas cookies, Easter treats or sexy Valentine’s gifts for couples.
Okay Dad, stop reading right here.
Seriously, you DON’T want to scroll any further…. (I know I’m 46 guys, but he’s still my Dad – I don’t want to give him a stroke!)
This post has been in the making since roughly November.
I wanted to show how to make a top hat out by repurposing a hot chocolate container. The original idea was to make the container look like a top hat with a Christmas ribbon around it and maybe a couple of small pine or mistletoe branches. Once the container was made, the idea was to fill it with Christmas cookies to deliver to friends and neighbours.
Still a great idea – but I didn’t get a move on it and so missed my Christmas opportunity.
A friend suggested I could take the same container, change it out to a Valentine’s theme and fill it with gifts for couples…
BRILLIANT! I searched online and I haven’t found anything quite like this, so I thought it would be worth sharing here.
First up, the DIY top hat container:
We go through hot cocoa pretty quickly around here – chalk it up to freezing temperatures and sweet teeth – so we always seem to be putting one of these large containers into the recycling.
But, if you rinse out the inside and remove the printed wrapper/label, you can make an adorable DIY top hat container!
I cut a circle, just larger than the diameter of the cocoa container out of cardboard. This might be from an Amazon delivery, or you could repurpose cereal boxes if you layered them two or three thick?
I used hot glue to attach the ‘brim’ to the bottom of the container, and then sprayed it with primer.
Two coats of spray paint over the top, bottom and sides (but not inside) and it already started looking like a top hat.
My brim may be too narrow? It looks a little Abe Lincoln-ish?
I wrapped a hot pink, wired satin ribbon around the base of the DIY top had and glued it in place with one back seam.
You can make your own felt flowers using this felt flower tutorial or, if you are somewhat lazy like me, you can pick up felt flowers at the craft store.
I hot glued the flower to the ribbon on the front of the top hat.
Quick, easy and a neat way to package up whatever goodies you want to give to friends.
Think black satin ribbon for a New Year’s Eve hostess gift, or a pastel hat for Easter.
I added a small tag because what I filled my DIY top hat with is definitely for a significant other in your life.
Hey, I’m a Mom… I’m not dead!
So you’re wondering what I filled my DIY top hat with to make it “Non-Dad-appropriate”?
(last chance Dad – get off this page!)
I found a few items that would make Valentine’s fun for couples.
Forget chocolates and flowers for her and lingerie for him – how about something that both of you can/will enjoy?
A couple’s Valentine for both men and women!
Does it need to be said that this Couple’s Valentine is for consenting adults over the age of 18 only? Seriously.
This blog post does not constitute a product review – you’ll notice most items are in their original packaging – but I will link to the items in this treasure trove in case you are curious…
and have a Valentine…
and it’s a cold winter night… (wink, wink)
All of these Valentine’s treats easily fit (with room for chocolate) inside your fabulous, DIY top hat container! Put the lid on and no one will know how pervy you really are. lol.
I’m pretty sure if you sent any of these Couple’s Valentine ideas to your love – you’d have more luck getting it than over-priced roses. Just sayin’
Okay ladies – it’s time to Pin the hell out of these images! Show other Mom’s, Aunts, Grandma’s and friends that there are couples Valentine’s toys that both partners can enjoy.
Let me get back to you to confirm. (wink)
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Have a great one!