Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Linda's Christmas Tip #12

Submitted by: Linda
Hello everyone! With family in town and all the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I'm a little late putting today's post up.

This is an idea that will probably not work for this Christmas (after all, we are 48 hours away and counting....). However, this cute idea is a fun thing that will work for party favors, candy gifts (Valentine's is coming), or as a cute holder for a gift card. Your family or friends will love pulling open the lid of the can to find a nice surprise inside.
Start by saving soup cans by using a 'safety' type can opener, and open it with the opener rather than popping the top. Any can with a pop top will work. The cans pictured in front are Campbell's soup cans, and the one behind is a larger broth can. Then fill your clean can with:
*Hershey Kisses or other candy
*Trinkets, jewelry, small toys
*Cash or gift cards
The can pictured with the tool paper and wrench has an OSH giftcard inside, and the "can 'o tunes" is an ITunes card.

Now, here is the tricky part: The only glue I've found that works isn't even glue. It is called "Crystal Effects" (sold by Stampin' Up) or Crystal Lacquer (sold at Stamping stores). After I put the glue on the lid, I set a paint can (or something heavy) on the can overnight.

In the past I've elaborately decorated the cans, but you can see above, it looks cute with thematic scrapbook paper and ribbon.

By the way, don't even ask how many empty cans I have stashed away for future projects!!!

1 comment:

Annette said...

These are soooo cool. If you have any time, I'd love to make one.. :D