Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Valentine's Can

Since my husband checks this blog everyday, I couldn't put something that I made for him on it. :) I made him one of these a couple of years ago, so I decided to make it for a lady that I visit teach. It's super easy to make and you can reuse all of your cans, as long as you remember to open them all from the bottom.
Here is how you make it
1)First you will need a can with a pull tab on the top and a can opener that opens from the side, not that opens from the top. I used a fruit can because the bottom of the can looks like a normal can. The bottom of a soup can is shaped differently, so you can't use those.
2)Open the bottom of the can. Peel off label and wash completely
3)Decorate the can how ever you would like and fill with candy. You can fill it completely (I just ran out of candy...)
4)Using Glossy Accents (I got it from Hobby Lobby) or Crystal Effects (from Stampin' Up!) put a layer of "glue" all around the edge.
I think that you could use a hot glue gun or another kind of adhesive, I just haven't before.
5)Put the bottom back onto the can and press down. I put a can of tomato soup on it and left it there for 30 minutes.
And just like that you have a can filled with candy. It's always a shock when someone opens up the can and finds candy! Candy is always a pleasant surprise :)
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Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

A perfect little size pop open can for Valentine's Day. It turned out great!

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Vanessa said...

Very cute idea and great way to recycle!

Nikki said...

Ooh! I feel the urge to look through my canned goods for the perfect can. So clever and cute!

Sonia said...

Whoa! Such a clever use of something frugal like a can! Good job!

Lori said...

What a clever idea. i think I'm going to do this for hubby this year.. I have nothing for him yet...Can you believe?? That seems pretty easy and clever...

You are so clever! What a differnce... Love it.

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Jen said...

You always have the best ideas. I will never open a pull tab can from the top again!

too Blessed to Stress said...

I love this idea! made one similar to this for my father's valentines gift. thanks for sharingthe how to - great photos!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

marielena72 said...

what a smart patent!