Monday, April 21, 2008

Make It Yourself Monday

I found the cutest gift idea for Make It Yourself Monday. I was stumbling and come across Spiltcoaststampers and Julie had made this little tutorial of how to make this cute little gift tin. Not only is this a great and easy project but it is also Eco friendly as well. I hope you think it is cute as well.

Altered Pop Top Can

Alter a pop top can container and fill it with goodies. It makes a great gift container for small gifts or candy.


  • Pop Top Can

  • Safety Can Opener

  • Coluzzle™

  • Patterned Paper

  • Scissors

  • Sticky Strip™

  • Candy or other filling

  • Crystal Effects or other STRONG glue


  1. Step 1

    Open the can AT THE BOTTOM with a safety can opener. Drain contents and wash container.

  2. Step 2

    Apply Sticky Strip™ at the seam of the can.

  3. Step 3

    Cut patterned paper tall enough to cover the area between the top and bottom of the tin, and long enough to wrap around the can, leaving a slight overlap.

    Adhere over the Sticky Strip™ and add more Sticky Strip™ to the end of the paper. Remove the red liner, then wrap the paper around the and adhere.

  4. Step 4

    Measure the top of the can with a Coluzzle™ template. Only measure the metal area that is going to pop out when the can is opened.

  5. Step 5

    Cut circle to fit.

  6. Step 6

    Slide paper under the tab to get an idea of how much will need to be cut off.

  7. Step 8

    Using Sticky Strip™, adhere paper circle to the lid of the can.

  8. Step 9

    Now, fill the can. Turn it upside down and add desired contents. If adding food items, put them in a baggie. This way, the glue used to close the container will not touch the food.

  9. Step 10

    Apply a thin strip of Crystal Effects™ (or other STONG glue) all the way around the outer rim of the cut out bottom.

  10. Step 11

    Press the bottom back on, wiping away excess glue with a tissue.

    Leave can upside down and weigh down a heavy object on top until the glue has dried for a few hours or overnight.

    When dry, embellish as desired!!

  11. Step 12

    Finish decorating your can.


Use a can without a pop top

by Julie Buhler

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Mississippi Songbird said...

That is so neat.. Thanks for showing me.. Have a good afternoon. Enjoyed reading your blog..

Tidbits Of Tammy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. I can not wait to try it myself. I can think of so many different things to use this idea for. Glad you like it too!

Deb said...

Adorable! That would be great for giving gifts of loose leaf tea!

Tidbits Of Tammy said...

Ohh that's a great idea to. That is what I liked about this little project. The gift idea are virtually limitless. I also thought they would be great little gift/party favor for a shower etc.

Thanks so much for the and idea.


Web Goodies 411 said...

This is amazing! I love stuff like this. SO CREATIVE!!!

Tidbits Of Tammy said...

I love this kind of stuff too! Be sure and check back for more nifty ideas.
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