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How To Make Gifts In A Can Everyone Will Love

How To Make Gifts In A Can Everyone Will Love

You guys know that I love to make special gifts for people.  It is just fun to give.  Creating gift packaging is fun and I love to use things like Mason Jars, other glass jars and I am now I love these gifts in a can.

These ideas are more fun than traditional gift wrap and bags and many times are cheaper than the regular packaging.  So gifts in a can that are budget friendly?   Heck yes!!

AND…everyone I have ever given these to has been so excited to pop open the can and see what is inside. It is like a little magic trick.

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I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Gifts In A Can

These are always such a blast because people don’t know how on earth you got these gifts inside the can without popping the top!  They figure it out but it is a mystery at first!

And these tin cans with the pop tops come in many different sizes so usually finding one to fit your small gift isn’t a problem.  Okay are you ready to get started?  Let’s go!

Supplies Needed:

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Can of fruit or veggies with pop top

Can opener (I used the Pampered Chef one but any that cuts the can without the sharp edge will work)

Scrapbook paper for decorating (I am using the new Moxxie Easter line)

Bakers Twine (I got these awesome little packs of three colors at the Dollar Store)

Paper cutter/trimmer

Hole Punch – this is my favorite hole punch.  It can punch thick or several pieces of card stock and cardboard.

Corner Rounder

Powder Puff Ink (midnight confessions)

Adhesive

Super Glue

Things to put inside the can.  Mine is all Easter Candy this time.

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Preparing The Can

Use the can opener and open the bottom of the can!  Do not pop the top at all!

I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com

Empty the contents of the can into a bowl for later,  remove the label and wash and dry the can thoroughly.  You don’t want your gifts to smell like oranges or whatever was in there, right?

Then you have this!

I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com

Prepare To Decorate

Cut a strip of paper wide enough to cover from top to bottom and long enough to wrap around the can.  In my case, the bunny paper needed to be 3 inches wide and about 10.5 inches long.  This gave me a nice overlap to glue.

I also cut pieces for a tag.  You could use a fun sticker or a chalkboard tag, whatever you like.  I am in love with this paper with the bunny border.  It was perfect for this!

I also used my favorite Powder Puff ink to ink the edges of all of the pieces.

I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com
I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com

Adhere the long strip of paper to the can.  I place some adhesive at both ends of the wrong side of the paper and wrapped it around.  Be sure to get it right side up!  I almost put it on upside down.  Ooops!

I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com
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Adding The Finishing Touches

You are almost done.  I wrapped some of the baker’s twine several times around the top, punched a hole in the tag pieces then tied it onto the side of the can.

I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com

Filling them up is the next step and the fun part.  Remember to put the contents in from top to bottom.  I started some smaller pieces of candy, then added a plastic egg with jelly beans and placed some candy around the egg.

I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com

Then the Easter Grass at the top, or bottom of the can!

I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com

Be sure all of the stuffing is inside the can and not sticking out and super glue the bottom back on!

You are done and you have just created the cutest, little gift in a can!

I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com

What do you think?

I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com
I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com
I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com

I think they turned out cute.  They are for my grown kids.  LOL!  They still like to receive a fun gift for any occasion and I still like to give them something.

If you like this be sure to pin it for later!

I love to create fun packaging for cute, handmade gifts. This is so fun it is Gifts In a Can Check it out at www.michellejdesigns.com

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial about making a gift in a can.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

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Brenda Hagen

Thursday 9th of April 2020

I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!

Michelle

Friday 10th of April 2020

Hi Brenda! These are soooo fun. I am glad you like them.

SHARON K HARRISON

Thursday 9th of April 2020

Those are adorable!! They should be making those on "Home and Family"! I'm going to make some for my Granddaughters. We won't get to see them till this quarantine thing is over but these gifts will keep and I know they'll love them!

Michelle

Friday 10th of April 2020

Yay! Hi Sharon. I am glad you want to make some. I know your Granddaughters will love them. Happy Easter!

Susie

Thursday 27th of April 2017

You are so clever and crafty! This is totally adorable. I'll have to remember it for my guys. They'll drive themselves crazy trying to figure out how I resealed the pop-top. LOL... And I'll be laughing all the way. congrats. Susie from The Chelsea Project

Michelle

Thursday 27th of April 2017

Thanks. It is fun and they always figure it out but the look on their faces at first is the best. Have fun with it!

Sue

Monday 17th of April 2017

Most of your crafts are so inspiring. I think this one should be famous in a magazine layout or on TV. I won't soon forget it.

Michelle

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

That is a huge compliment Sue. Thanks so much. I doubt that will happen anytime soon but a person can dream, right?

Peggy Stolley

Friday 14th of April 2017

This is a favorite technique! It's a sneaky way to gift wrap, and of course, you chose the cutest paper ever!

Michelle

Friday 14th of April 2017

Hi. I really love this paper. It was so perfect for these gift cans. Thanks!

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