Check out what I am going to be featuring on Good Things Utah today! These fun cans were made from soup cans. They are fun to make because you use the little ring on the top to peel back the lids. This year, I am using them to make a fun Valentine suprise for my kids. This year, I wanted to be more sentimental. I felt that these gifts will last a lifetime. My husband and I sat down and handwrote memories and thoughts for each of the kids. We cut them into strips and bunched them up inside the cans. When the kids open the cans, the papers should (hopefully) pop out. I am going to put these on the table for dinner tonight so we can talk about fun memories at dinner time!
I started with these cans.
I used the Pampered Chef Can Opener to take the lid off the top of the can. I know other brands use this can opener that takes the entire lid off. I think they are called a smooth edge can opener.
Here is what the lid looks like when it is off.
Take off the labels and wash the cans.
Decorate the cans with all your favorite scrapbook products. For the soup can, just measure the length of the can and cut a paper strip. I just used scotch tape to get it stick to the can, it is the best way to keep it from peeling off! You can decorate the paper with ric rac or other trims if desired.
For the lid, cut a circle. I used my Cricut cutting machine but you can trace a circle as well. I used a 1/2" hole punch for the edge of the circle so that you can slip it around the tab on the can lid. I added a tag and ribbon to the tab for extra decoration.
Don't forget to write little memories or put something fun and sentimental in here for your Valentine today!
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