Hi everyone! As I said in my last post, Piano birthday card, I also made an altered project to give to my sister from my kids. I altered a pop top soup can.
I got the idea and inspiration from Yoliebean. You can view her video tutorial here. She always has the best tutorials. Be sure to check out a few while your there.
Here’s is my altered Pop Top Can:
Now, I was not able to open the bottom of my can because it has a rounded bottom, ie, Campbell’s Soup Can. I did use my Pampered Chef’s can opener to cut the top off my can. If you inspect the picture you can see the cut line it makes but your recipient probably will not notice. I did glue the lid back on using Glossy Accents. My sister was able to “pop” the top off with out the rim coming loose. So either cutting the top or the bottom will work but for esthetics, the bottom would be prefered.
I was rushed for time to complete this one for my sister so I didn’t write anything down… sorry. But don’t fret, I made another one and I took pics so follow along with me while I make this one
*Start with a clean, dry pop top can.
*Cut the top off using a “safety” can opener. One that would leave a smooth edge. Mine is from Pampered Chef.
*Measure your can’s height and width. Use the label you peeled off to make it easier.
*Pull your papers
*Gray and black shimmery paper from DCWV Luxury Stack. Cut 9 inches long and 3 7/8 inches high
*Black textured paper (found in my stash) cut label shape only from the Cricut Imagine Teresa Collins Baby Boutique cartridge. Bottom of page 7 at 3.2 inches
*Gray textured card stock (found in my stash) cut same label shape as above at 2.9 inches
* “P” monogram white card stock (see below for details)
*Cut piece of 2 inch wide silver ribbon at 9 inches. I also added 5/8 inch wide silver ribbon toward the end, 9 inches long.
*For the Monogram, I took a piece of white cardstock, 4×4, and ran through my Cuttlebug using the Divine Swirl Embossing folder
*Placed embossed white card stock on my Imagine mat
* “P” Monogram printed and cut from Cricut Imagine Teresa Collins Baby Boutique Cartridge, page 22 at 2.8 inches
The embossing adds a bit of texture
*Placed sticky tape to the edges of all papers/ribbon and pop dots to monogram
**You need a sticky tape to have a better hold.**
* wrap background paper all the way around the can making sure to secure the ends
*Center the black label on the front of the can.
*Placed the wide silver ribbon around can, securing both ends at the back of the can over black label
*Centered and secured the textured gray label cut out next
*Centered the monogram and pressed firmly with the foam tape
**I decided I wanted another ribbon (5/8 inch silver ribbon)**
*I ran the 5/8 ribbon under the monogram and secured ends on the back of can with sticky tape
*Added Five half back black faux pearls (1 large, 1 medium and 3 small) on each side of the monogram on the ribbon
*Placed 1 large flat back faux pearl in each corner of the gray label
At this point, fill your can with crinkle paper, a gift card, candies… what ever you like.
*To secure the lid back in place. Place a thin ribbon of Glossy Accents around the lip of the lid
**the part that will slide inside the can**
*Press firmly in place. I turned the can upside down and placed a book on top to give weight while it dried (this one is still empty)
There you have it. A fun way to present a smaller gift. After it has been opened, the recipient can then use it for a pencil holder… my sister’s idea :-). Her purple butterfly can sit’s proudly on her desk at work.
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