Friday, November 26, 2010

25 Days of {homemade} Christmas Gifts- Day 10 a can of pineapple?

Today's project is not so much about the gift, but about the packaging! This is a big hit with tweens, teens, and some grown ups too!

Here are some of the supplies that I used for this project;

A can of pineapple or something else with a pull top
Safety can opener
**I used a Pampered Chef can opener and it would not work with Progresso Soup cans. They have a funny bottom that wouldn't work with my can opener**
scrapbook paper
items to stuff inside
hot glue gun

Use the saftey can opener to open the bottom of the can. Empty everything out and wash and dry your can.

Measure the heighth of your can. Cut your paper wide enough and long enough to wrap all the way around the can. Or if you want to let someone think they are getting a can of pineapple, then leave the label on!!

Decorate the label. I used stickers from a Christmas scrapbook pack, some stamps, ribbon and some sticky gems. Use a heavy adhesive to secure it around the can. Stuff the goodies inside the can. These aren't too big, but if you are giving a gift card to someone, this is a way to make it a little more interesting. Use the hot glue gun to run around the lid and put it back on the can.

Your gift is done! Your friends or family will wonder how you did this when they have to pop the top to get their present! Make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win a Michael's gift card! Happy holiday crafting!


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love this idea! I also MEAN to try it but forget to buy pop tops! On my list now!

goatesgirl said...

now why didn't I see this before I opened up the 4 pop tops of chicken broth that I used for the stuffing and gravy yesterday...oh well...TFS anyway

Lucy said...

Great idea. I'm always looking for fun gift wrap ideas. I know I've scored if the receiver enjoys the packaging as much or more than the modest gift. A keeper. Thanks!!

LindaC said...

I think this is a super idea! Gotta remember to ask Mikey (the grocery shopper)to buy these type cans and then remind him (the cook) not to 'pop' them open. lol
Very smart Missy!