I first saw this trash to treasure idea on the Dukes & Duchesses blog. Randi made the most adorable Pop Top Valentine in a Can. She also made Christmas pop top tins. It just so happened that I was at my crafty older brother’s house helping purge his things for a move and he had been saving these cans specifically for this purpose! Score! I made mine a little differently than Randi’s because my brother had already taken off the top of the can, so here is my version of a fun recycled gift wrapping idea, pop top cans.
- Any cans with a pop top
- Smooth Edge Can Opener
- Scrapbook paper
- Glue or tape
- Strong glue
- Something heavy
Use a Smooth Edge Can Opener to open the can. Remove the contents and label and thoroughly clean and dry the inside. I used tuna cans for this project.
Once the can is clean and dry, fill it with the desired gift. I was wrapping the Modpodgeable key chains I made for my best friends. I put a little burlap scrap inside to pad it.
I’m not going to lie. I had a little trouble at this part. First I tried hot glue, BUT the glue dried too quickly and it was also too thick. I ended up using Elmer’s Probond Advanced glue. I set my craft jar I made on top of it to add pressure and left it there overnight to dry.
Once it was dry, I wrapped them in some pretty paper and added a ribbon.
I gave them to the girls and it worked beautifully! Success! Thank you to Randi Dukes for the original inspiration! Make sure you stop by her blog and tell her DIY Inspired sent you!