Monday, December 14, 2009

Fast Neighbor & Teacher Gift

I am so excited that my best friend (sister-at-heart) asked me to post something on her crafty blog here! To be rubbing shoulders with all of you amazingly talented women is quite humbling!

So I know how crazy these few days before Christmas can be, therefore here is a really fast and fun gift for all your neighbors and friends. This also makes a great teacher gift and not to mention- it's really inexpensive :) which makes it nice for everyone.

I was so excited to get these done! Every one of them turned out with a little bit of individual personality as I tried to make the most of the scrap paper I had. Now go to your pantry and see what you have so you can get started!
You need pop top cans with the pull-back ring. Make sure they are not the kind with the rounded bottom edge. You need the regular can edge so you can glue the lid back on the bottom.

Start by using a safety can opener that cuts on the outside edge of the can. Cut open the bottom, and fill it with your own assortment of candy. Then glue the bottom back on. I used a hot glue gun, but I know there is other metal glue that might be a little easier to use. Be careful with the hot glue, you have to get the lid back on before it cools or the can edge won't slide back into the groove and fit just right.

I used scrapbook paper, stamps, ribbon and tags to decorate them up. I also thought fabric might be a fun and easy way to dress them. This part went really fast once I kind of got an assembly line going. My only suggestion is to make sure you use a strong glue that will adhere the paper to the metal can.

For the tops, cut a mat just larger and then cut out the little part to go around the pop- top ring. I have an oval cutter which worked perfectly for that part. Loop the ribbon through the ring to tie on the tag, and Voila! You're done.

That's it... I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. SO so cute! Thank you so much for posting this, Jennie!