This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

For more information, contact Chris Jones,

Monday, November 15, 2010

Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

Pop Top Can Treats

This is a quick and easy idea for using a recycled tab top can.

You need a can with a tab top.  It can be large or small.

When you open the can, instead of using the tab on top, use a can opener on the bottom.

Peel off the label and wash the can well.

Use either a regular can opener,

or a smooth-edge can opener.  These are great tools.  They leave no sharp edges on your opened can.  These can openers can be purchased for under $20 at kitchen specialty stores or online.  They are well worth the price.

If you use a traditional opener, leave the lid partially attached.

Now fill your can  with candy, pretzels, homemade treats, hot cocoa--what ever you can think of.

Using a hot glue gun, glue the bottom of the can on.

Cover with scrapbook paper or fabric (using your glue gun), or contact paper.  You may have to piece the cover.

Make an "instruction" tag

and decorate the can anyway you wish.  Remember that the tab is the top of the can.

Carefully thread some ribbon through the tab and attach instructions. 
Your can is now ready for gifting

To open, just pop the tab
to find the surprise inside.

1 comment: