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.