Chocolate Emergency Valentine Craft & A Winner

In an emergency what do you do? Do you panic? Cry? Stress out? Eat chocolate? I eat chocolate. Does that make me strange or normal? I’m going to go with normal. So I thought I would make some Valentine’s for some friends that were a little different but still had to do with chocolate. But for some reason everyone is on this low fat, I need to eat healthy thing right now. What’s up with that?!

But how cute are these? It’s chocolate but it’s not out there in the open chocolate so for those who only eat it in an emergency, this is the Valentine for them!

Yep, you’re seeing that right. The can is closed… and full of chocolate =o) Yum and clever!

I had a hard time finding these cans with the pull tabs with the bottoms that didn’t have rounded corners. Ours came from Mandarin orange cans (and pears, I think.) And I used my handy, dandy Pampered Chef can opener. It rocks. It takes the entire lid off the can, not just the inside of the lid (with all those sharp edges.) This can opener is a must if you are going to do this project.

Remove the bottom of the can and eat the contents =o) I mean, wash out the can. Remove the label and let it dry. Decorate your can however you would like. You could do any theme. Wouldn’t these be great party favors at a birthday party?
We made a fun tag to tie on the top.
Now turn over and fill with whatever you would like. Of course I chose Hershey Kisses. I love those things. These one’s a re cherry. Yum.
Then we added some shredded, crinkly paper.
Now glue the bottom back on.

And there you have it.

People look at them and wonder how we did it. It’s magic, I tell them. Then they think it’s really filled with chili or soup. Oh gosh, how many will get thrown away because they think it is filled with chili? Yoikes.

I’m linking to the parties on my sidebar. Come check them out!

And the winner of the totally cool apron from Wives With Knives is Tiffanee! Congrats Tiffanee and thanks to everyone who entered!

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  1. Love love love it!

  2. I just LOVE all your ideas!!! So darn cute! I want to be crafty! How do you come up with this stuff!?!

  3. What a cute idea, Erin! I even have the Pampered Chef can opener:) I wondered how you did it too, when I first saw it?!? Since you love chocolate…I’m having a chocolate giveaway on my blog, if you’re interested:)

  4. You will drive your friends crazy with this one, Erin. What a clever idea. Now if I could just figure out how to use the Pampered Chef can opener. I don’t think its made for left handed people.

  5. Great idea!!

  6. This is such a neat idea. I love it.

  7. What a great idea!

  8. So So adorable! Homemade gifts are the very best – you have such a knack! Thanks a million for sharing!

  9. I love this! Great and really cute idea. I am definitely with you; when I am stressed, I eat chocolate:)

  10. Super cute! I love the emergency chocolate idea!

  11. Love this!!!! I think I’m going to make a few to give to some stressed out mommies that I know.

  12. LOVE this!!!

  13. Beautiful! And cute!
    Great idea!

  14. What a cute idea!

  15. What a wonderful idea! So cute and everyone needs a can of emergency chocolate!

  16. Wow I love this idea! Thanks for an easy on for us not so talented followers!
    New follower from Mixed Bag Monday. Stop by & check out my blog sometime. Checking out your FB too. Thanks Michele

  17. Hope you don’t mind, shared this on my FB page with link to you…I just love this had to share.

  18. Absolutely cute! I hope you’ll come share this idea at the craft catwalk!

  19. Oh. My. Gosh. That is so stinkin’ cute! I am going to feature this on Thursday! Thanks for linking it up.

  20. What a cute idea! Such a sweet personal touch to put on a gift for someone else. I am sure it warms the heart of anyone you give it to!

  21. SO LOVE THIS IDEA, JUST ADORABLE. Thanks for sharing. Jen

  22. Oh my gosh…this is such a fun craft!

  23. You are too clever! I love it!

  24. These are so adorable. I am so making some. Thanks for such a great idea. I am always having a chocolate emergency…..I best get me a pantry fulli am so excited to have won.. I never win anything. Thanks for making my day.

  25. This is such a fun, clever idea for Valentines!

  26. This is sooooo cute! I’m in love!


  27. great idea, hosting $20 amazon or target gift card giveaway all you need ot do is be a member!! got a button now too, so let’s swap!!

  28. love it!!

  29. super cute idea! I might have to invest in that kind of can opener soon!
    Found you through 733’s Linky Party!

  30. How clever is this?! I love this idea Erin! I know some awesome ladies that would LOVE this as a fun gift! Now if I just had one of those can openers…hmmm 🙂

  31. What a fun idea!!

  32. Oh wow, this is such a great idea!! I’m thinking a can of syrup or a containter of icing! Thanks for sharing

  33. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us…

  34. This is such a fun idea! I think I need a Pampered Chef can opener now. 🙂

  35. That is so cool. You could really do this for any occasion. And… Everything I own from the Pampered Chef, I LOVE! My baking stone and veggie peeler are my favorite.

  36. Adorable! Here is a vote for you on Valentine’s Day Challenge at Life of Bliss.

  37. So cute and crafty. I found you though Cookies and Cups and just love your fun ideas. I’m sure I won’t get around to make these again, but have lots of ideas. I made Hershey Kiss rose buds a while back and think they’d be really cute on pencils too 🙂
    Here is the link if you’d like to see.
    feel free to delete I just thought since you are so creative you may enjoy it.

  38. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    #52 on JDaniels party!

  39. Love It!!!!! Great idea 🙂

  40. so fun!! 🙂 thanks for linking up to Friday Craft Day!! Rebecca

  41. BRILLIANT!!!!!

  42. How cute and clever! I never would have thought of opening the can from the bottom.

  43. This is AWESOME! I may try to eat a whole bunch of mandarin oranges this weekend so that I can make some!

  44. This idea is AMAZING!! I am definitely going to try this the next time I need to give a gift.

  45. These are awesome! I wish I had found your blog before Valentines Day!

  46. I hope you don’t mind, I adapted this awesome idea for an April Fools’ prank. (I linked back to you, of course!)

  47. Anonymous says:

    This is sooooooooo adorable!!! I can’t wait to make some!!! Maybe I will make one for me just to dig into!! LOL!! 🙂

  48. AGAIN! Brilliant! I might have to borrow this idea, if I do I will be sure to let you know and give you credit! Going to find the follow button now. 🙂 thanks again for stopping my blog earlier.

  49. I just love this idea! Thanks for linking it up to my Valentine Link Party.

  50. I came over from Pinterest to see how this magic was accomplished. love it! Thanks for the instructions. laurie

  51. So cute!! Love it!

  52. This is so cute! It would be a fun teacher gift for Valentine’s Day!

  53. I have a chocolate emergency every month lol.

  54. What a great idea to repurpose a can & for a chocolate fix! Love it!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  55. Featuring you at One Artsy Mama tomorrow!!

  56. Hi – I just found your wonderfully creative blog via One Artsy Mama. I love this “un-opened” can gift idea! And I have a Pampered Chef can opener. It IS the greatest. I can’t wait to make these fun Valentine’s gifts. Thanks!
    If you have a moment, would love you to stop by and say hi at

  57. This is such a great idea! My brain is clicking away of thinking of other “Emergency” open gift ideas. I love, love, love this!!!!