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DIY Valentine Robot Tins Using Recycled Pirouline Tins

If you're new here, I post a recycled Pirouline tin craft every month! You can find them all here

When I started thinking up ideas for a Valentines themed recycled tin project I immediately had the idea of making "love bots"! I had been thinking of making them hold hands, but that's not what I went with. Still, I think they're cute, right?


You could easily cut a small slot in the tops of the lids and make them Valentine "mailboxes" as well! Wouldn't that be fun?

Make Valentine Robot Tins out of empty @pirouline tins using this DIY by @punkprojects
Make Valentine Robot Tins out of empty @pirouline tins using this DIY by @punkprojects


Supplies:
  • Empty Pirouline Tins
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Paint Brushes
  • Decoupage
  • Fine Glitter


Make Valentine Robot Tins out of empty @pirouline tins using this DIY by @punkprojects

1. Paint your tins. As you can see below, I painted my 2 tins light pink and green.

2. Paint the lids black.

It will probably take 2 coats to completely cover the tins, as it did for me.

Make Valentine Robot Tins out of empty @pirouline tins using this DIY by @punkprojects

3. Paint on a rectangle that is 1x2" about 1" down from the top. This is your robots face. :)

Also paint on a smaller rectangle below it, as pictured.

Make Valentine Robot Tins out of empty @pirouline tins using this DIY by @punkprojects

4. Using black paint and a small paintbrush, outline your rectangles and paint on faces. You can also add other "robot-y" lines or buttons.

Make Valentine Robot Tins out of empty @pirouline tins using this DIY by @punkprojects

5. Use a small paint brush and red paint to paint hears in the smaller rectangle, as pictured.

Now, I felt like they still needed a little something extra, so I got out the glitter (insert mad scientist laugh!).
I brushed the tins with decoupage medium, sprinkled on fine glitter (white on the green tin and pink on the pink tin). Once that had dried I gave it a second coat of decoupage to seal the glitter.


Make Valentine Robot Tins out of empty @pirouline tins using this DIY by @punkprojects
Make Valentine Robot Tins out of empty @pirouline tins using this DIY by @punkprojects
Make Valentine Robot Tins out of empty @pirouline tins using this DIY by @punkprojects



You can find out more about the yummy Pirouline Cookies here: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Here are a couple of more Valentines projects from my archives that you may like:

DIY "Carved Tree" Pirouline Tin
Make a "carved tree" out of empty @pirouline tins using this DIY by @punkprojects

Make Valentine Glitter Tins out of empty @pirouline tins using this DIY by @punkprojects


What Valentine projects have you been working on?

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