July 17, 2010

Recycled Soup Can Gift Box

Here is an idea for gift wrap. You can decorate it for any occasion;
Birthday, Christmas, Mother's or Father's day, or any other gift giving day.

You start with a can of soup with a easy open lid. Before you open it to eat it you will want to get the right can opener. You don't want to open it with the flip top because that is how the recipient of the gift will open it. You will need a "smooth edge" or "no sharp edge" can opener. They come in all shapes and sizes, automatic ones, or just the hand held. Open the top or bottom depending on the can. It is best to do the bottom but sometimes the can opener won't fit. Empty your soup can and enjoy your soup, then clean it out.

Now it is ready to decorate. Get creative and do something the giftee will love. This one was for my mom. Happy Birthday Mom!! Now you need to reattach the lid using super glue. Apply the glue all around the lid and place it back on the can. Put something heavy, like a book, on top to keep it in place. After its dry its ready to go.

Here is the printable tag that I used. Feel free to use it for personal use.



Anonymous said...

I think I don't get it. What did you put into the can?? and not sure how you resealed after it is all jagged from a can opener??? Can you email me some direction here?
giftofgabsave@hotmail.com ty.

Sassy Sites! said...

Very cute!! I love to make something out of nothing!! Great Job!

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Linda Dale said...

Wow, what a great idea to recycle a can for a gift box. Very creative. Thanks. www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

Jacque said...

Hi Rachel, I would like to feature this craft idea on my website www.welcome2green.com and would love to use your images. Thanks, info@welcome2green.com

Vinyl Lettering said...

What a creative idea!

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