This is one of my favourite gift wrapping ideas. I am not sure where the original idea came from, but I found it on the internet a long time ago. This idea involves the constant collection of pull-tab cans. Whenever we purchase canned food that comes with a pull tab (such as Eagle Brand Milk or individual Ravioli tins), we don’t use the tab to open it. Simply turn the can upside down and use a can opener to open the can and save the tab for a special gift! (Don’t forget to save both the base and the tin….simply wash and store for the perfect occasion.)
Turn can upside down and open with a can opener.
Here’s a shot of the tab top and the cut off bottom.
Fill the tin with the gift (from the open bottom). Hot glue the bottom back on the base.
Remove the label. Cut patterned paper to size (same size as original label) and adhere to the can with glue or double-sided tape.
Trace the base of the can on felt and cut it out. You may have to trim it down slightly to fit inside the bottom rim.
Hot glue the felt on the base of the tin to cover the glue used to put the tin bottom back on.
Choose some items to embellish your gift. I have red paper covered wire, red ribbon, red raffia, bells, buttons and some white curly ribbon.
Presents: The wise men brought gifts for Jesus and so we too share gifts as a symbol of our love and appreciation for others.
I added a little tag that says to “Pull the tab to open!”
I also used some coordinating paper to add a little gift card.
Just a different angle of the finished project.
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