Where has the time gone? I cannot believe it is already the end of the school year! My daughter's class pooled money together for a group gift for the teacher, but my daughter also wanted to give her teacher something handmade and personal to thank her for being so wonderful. These pop top cans turned out to be the perfect creative gift:) They are so easy to make and so very cute. Believe it or not they are actually made out of little peach cans that you can buy at any grocery store. You can use any size, but we went with the smaller cans because I thought they would look the best and be the easiest to work with. You do not need many supplies and to tell you the truth other than the cans and the candy that we used to fill the cans we had everything else on hand in our craft cupboard. But, just in case you do not have a craft cupboard you will probably want to purchase some scrapbooking paper with coordinating stickers and ribbons. We also used Elmer's glue, crazy glue, and finally a "safety" can opener.
|This is what your can should look like once you remove the bottom. You will want to dump out the fruit into another container, remove the label, and then thoroughly wash the can out.|
|You can then use the label you removed to trace a new label out of scrapbooking paper.|
|Next you will glue the scrapbook paper label onto the can. I used Elmer's glue and it dried pretty quickly for me. Once the label is on the can you can decorate and accent with coordinating stickers or ribbons.|
|Once your can is filled it is best to put some tissue paper at the bottom. This will keep any glue from getting on your goodies once you glue the lid back on.|