I started to call this post, This Craft is Crazy Cute or Wish I'd Thought of This, but I figured that might make it difficult to find on a Google search. This idea came from a blog called How Does She...
pop top can ( I used small cans of peaches)
safe-edge can opener (I got mine at Walmart)
white glue (as usual, I like Alene's Tacky Glue)
cute scrapbook paper or heavy wrapping paper
candies or other treats
Open the bottom of the can with the can opener. The reason for the safety can opener is that it takes off the entire piece, including the rim. Eat the contents or place into a storage container.
Thoroughly wash and dry the container and fill with your choice of goodies. Homemade treats would be even better.
Run glue around the edges and reattach the bottom to the can. Place a heavy book on it while the glue is working.
For the first one I did, I removed the label and used it for a template on my scrapbook paper. Then I cut the paper and glued it around the can.
Apply the paper to the can. As you can see, once I made the template, I didn't remove any more labels. It is just an unnecessary step.
I downloaded this adorable paper from A Print a Day onto light card stock.
To make a template for the top, you have to cut out a V shape to fit it under the pop top. Trace it onto matching paper and glue it to the top of the can.
Just such amazing cuteness.
How great would these be for stocking stuffers? You can use bigger cans, too. Just make sure the bottoms are compatible with your can opener. (Campbells Soup cans aren't, by the way).
You could also place them in cellophane bags and tie with ribbon. I downloaded the tags, too. I printed this tag onto photo paper.
I love this idea and I plan to make them year round. I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did!