Turn an Oatmeal Container Into a Starbucks Frappuccino Valentine’s Day Box!


Recycle an oatmeal container into an easy Starbucks-inspired Valentine’s Day box!

using oatmeal container to store classroom valentines

 Any fan will love this Valentine’s Day DIY!

Transform an empty oatmeal container into a fun frappucino-looking Valentine’s Day box or container! This fun craft will result in an ADORABLE container that you can use for Valentine’s Day or even keep year-round as a unique storage container!

valentines box made from oatmeal container on the table

My daughter and I made this Starbucks-inspired container a couple of years ago together for her to keep classroom Valentines in. I personally love that we were able to recycle trash, and didn’t even spend anything on it as this was done using supplies on hand at home!

before and after of oatmeal container frappuccino

Not exchanging Valentine treats or cards in class this year?

Even though Valentine’s day may still look different due to COVID-19,  we thought this is still a fun and frugal project to share for creative inspiration this year or perhaps to use in the future!

I think this could make such a wonderful teacher appreciation gift when filled with school supplies and more.

filling Starbucks DIY Valentine's container with candy

Tips for creating the best DIY Starbucks Frappuccino Valentine’s holder:

  • If you don’t have an empty oatmeal container, look around the house for another similar tall tube-shaped bucket or container instead. A wider cardboard shipping tube might work as well.
  • The “frosting” material for this project is actually all-purchase caulk I had on hand in the garage! It looks pretty realistic, doesn’t it? I have also seen similar projects using a bit of insulating foam. If making this with a young child, you’ll want to make sure they don’t try to taste the “frosting”! 😳

suppplies to make starbucks valentine's day box

DIY Oatmeal Container Starbucks Frappuccino Valentine's Day Box




Apply spray paint to the outside of the empty oatmeal container including the lid. Let it dry completely.


Squeeze construction caulking into the pastry bag with tip and pipe it onto the top of the lid to look like frosting in a swirl shape. Cut the straw in half, and carefully stick it in the caulking. Add sprinkles to the top and let that dry completely.


Print out a Starbucks logo on paper, cut it out using scissors, and tape or glue it to the oatmeal container around the middle.


Lastly, use a black sharpie marker to make coffee cup markings on the side of the container similar to a real cup from Starbucks. I looked at a cup and made boxes that were similar for inspiration.

girl holding DIY Starbucks Frappuccino Valentine’s Day Box From An Oatmeal Container

My Starbucks fan was super thrilled with her Valentine’s Day box!

I love that this was simple and easy! I know this because we waited until the last second to make it. lol 😆 This was my daughter’s last year in elementary school so it was her last Valentine’s Day at that school to make these adorable boxes. I’m glad we were able to make it a special one. ❤️

Make this cute DIY cupcake bouquet in under 15 minutes!


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