Monday, October 20, 2008

How To: Pop Top Project.

For this project, you will need:

  • 1 pop-top can. I used Progresso soup.
  • 1 safety can opener
  • sticky strip adhesive, craft glue, and strong glue that can be used on metal.
  • decorative paper
  • small gift item
  • scissors and/or paper cutter
  • ribbon
  1. Use safety opener to take lid off can.
  2. Peel away label & wash can/lid.
  3. Cut decorative paper to 11" x 4 ¼".
  4. On one end of paper, attach sticky strip.
  5. You may want to use a small amount of adhesive on the paper, to keep it from slipping off the can as you attach the paper. I used paper mod podge. Just a little bit.
  6. Wrap paper around the can, adhere with the sticky strip.
  7. Cut ribbon to 11". Wrap ribbon around bottom of can adhering with craft glue. I used a pencil eraser to help me hold it down and mash it into place a little better. There is a slight lip/indent where the bottom of the can meets the side.
  8. Fill can with small gifts/goodies. (Idea: Use the individual fruit cocktail cans for a kid's class party.)
  9. Use a heavy duty adhesive that works on metal around rim of lid to seal the lid in place - you may want to set something heavy on top of it - dry for about 24 hours.

1 comment:

Acci said...

I can imagine Maegan going out and buying hundreds of those spring-loaded snakes now. . .