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Create a quick and easy giftie for your Valentine(s)!

Get a can with a pull-top or pop-top lid (I like the mandarin oranges from Walgreens, but the 4-pack of cans would be good if doing multiples).

Turn the can upside down, use a safety can opener to cut open the bottom. Unlike a traditional can opener, a safety can opener goes along the outside, not inside so you are left with a piece that can be glued to the bottom. I hear pamper chef sells these, I got mine at Target labeled as a safety can opener.

Empty the contents into another container or have a craft snack break!

Fill the can with little treats (mini candy bars, little notes, plastic trinkets, etc).

Glue the bottom back on with a non-smelly glue (this is not the project to use something like E6000).

Decorate a strip of paper and afix it right side up on the can. Loop a little note through the tab instructing the recipient to pull it open!

[Crossposted at getcrafty]

My other post received a few questions about glue. I didn’t mention that I used Crystal Effects, which is a Stampin’ Up! product, because I did not want to look like I was shilling the company since it is a direct sales deal. Diamond Glaze by Judi Kins is available in stamp and scrap shops. Or Making Memories sells a metal glue that might work, though I’ve not tried it.

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2 Comment

  1. Giao
    February 9, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    Oh my gosh, that is a really brilliant idea! Thanks!

  2. Anonymous
    December 14, 2006 at 10:01 am

    I just used super glue with a brush. Works good. Thanks!

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