Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pop Top Christmas Wishes

Ok....I know I said I wouldn't have a project today but....well, I went down to the stamp room to "play" since I couldn't sleep.  I figured I'd be productive.  :-)  This is what I came up with....  I love making these....


This is an altered pop top can.  It used to hold fruit cocktail.  Now....It's filled with Christmas candy and will be a perfect little treat for someone special this year.  These are super easy to make....Here are the details.
First, you need to buy a can with the pop top lid.  They sell veggies, fruits etc. in these type of cans.  They are on the small side.  Once you have them home, you'll need one of those handy, dandy can openers like the ones that Pampered Chef sells.  They don't cut the lid off leaving sharp edges.  They actually....somewhat magically....make it so the top (or in  this case....the bottom) of the can can be popped off.  It's magic!  :-)
So...once  you've opened up the can and emptied out the contents....wash it out and dry it well.
Then you can fill it with whatever you'd like.  You might try candy, fudge, hot drink mixes or maybe even bath salts for a relaxing treat after a long day of Christmas shopping.
Once it's filled with goodies, you will reattach the bottom of the can using Crystal Effects. (101055)
Let it dry before decorating....


I used the gorgeous lodge stamp from the Christmas Lodge Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  It's gorgeous.

123767 - Wood      123769 - Clear   

 The "Merry Christmas" is from the Hand Penned Holiday Stamp Set

124310 - Wood      124312 - Clear
I embossed both with the new Pewter Embossing Powder (124114).  Love that stuff!  The can is covered in a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Frostwood Lodge Collection.  The top of the can is covered with a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock that was cut with the Circles #2 die for the Big Shot and embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I made a faux tag using the Pewter Embossing Powder and the "Don't Open Til Christmas" tag is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink with the stamp from Tags til Christmas stamp set.

120847 - Wood   121169 - Clear

So there you have it.  I really cool and fun project that your friends and family would love to get and you'd definitely hear them say, "How the heck did you do THAT??" 

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Thank you SO much for visiting.  Come back soon!

Have a magical day!



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