I saw this Pringles can idea on Pinterest a few years ago, and I have done it the last 3 years for fall teachers’ gifts. It is so easy to do, and the finished result looks very festive. You just take a Pringles can (or any round can like breadcrumbs can, etc.), cover it with scrapbook paper, and put goodies on the inside of the can!
I think the example I saw put small cookies on the inside of the can, but you would have to make sure you had cookies that would not get smashed with that many cookies stacked on top of each other. I use homemade caramel corn. It is super yummy, and it fills the can very nicely. Come back tomorrow, and I’ll share my caramel corn recipe on Tasty Tuesdays!
Even though making these cans are rather self-explanatory, I’ll show you how I did it.
I save any Pringles cans I have throughout the year–I only had three this year, but that was enough for my children’s teachers. Maybe ask some friends and relatives to save them for you.
- I wipe/rinse them out, but I don’t have them sit in water.
- I cover the cans with scrapbooks paper. I already have a ton of paper, so I just go to my stash and pick some out. I cut the paper to the right size.
First, I cut the paper to fit the can top to bottom. I don’t measure with a ruler–although it could be done that way. I just hold the paper to the pan, and mark with a pencil where I should cut it.
- Then I allow enough paper to overlap about 1″ when I go around the can.
Lastly, I put glue on the paper and stick the paper to the can. I thought it would be easiest to use spray adhesive, but in the end, I actually think it was easier to use a good old glue stick. With the spray adhesive, you need to stick it on quickly and get it on straight the first time. (You can take it off quickly and maneuver it, but it is hard to do. I figured this out :)). However, with using the glue stick, you have more time to mess with it.
- After the cans are covered, you can embellish the cans more if you wish to.
If you want to stick paper in the top of the lid, a 3″ circle is a perfect size. I used my little cricut that I got at a garage sale, but a circle cutter would work great as well. (Or you could have your child draw you circles with their protractor!)
- You could tie a bow around the can with ribbon. I usually don’t do this, but I did it this time for the pictures.
- Use stickers or a myriad of other items.
Fill the cans! Now your gift is all done!
I found this idea at they say a picture is worth a thousand words.