Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Gift Containers using Chip Cans


I love when a plan comes together like this one.....
well sort of
The plan was for my husband to buy a COUPLE of Pringles cans that I could use for this project at the grocery store. 
Easy enough, right?
Well a  couple turned in to 2, then 4, then 18, then 227. 
Honestly, no joke. 
Here's more evidence of the Pringles can obsession
So instead of the original 'couple' that I needed to do this
I was also able to do this
 and have enough left over to do this
So I guess the failed plan wasn't so bad after all since I was able to package all 103 containers of Christmas Cookies,  all 54 Chocolate dipped pretzel tips and all 70 presents. 
My part was easy. I just applied some tacky spray over the cans that I spray painted in white 
( this will help to conceal the original packaging) with a fun festive cotton fabric and finished off the edges with fun embellishments of boa feathers and other pretty trims.
We now have a new rule in the house- NO MORE PRINGLES! 
And if you are looking for something a little less crunchy and salty, a few of my favorite friends put together some more creative ways to gift wrap this season.
Linda @ It All Started With Paint
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Laura @ Finding Home
Holiday gift wrap boxwood and button finding home

Karianne @ Thistlewood Farms
Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas Cookie Tag Thistlewood Farms
Bonnie and Trish@ Uncommon Designs
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PS-And in case your wondering, I don't even like Pringles!

Grateful for~
Life

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14 comments:

  1. These ARE FABULOUS!!!!! Love your creation and the others...the are just tooooooo cute! Now does this give me more of an excuse to eat pringles??? hmmmm!!! hugs and a HAPPY to you and yours! : ) Oh by the way...great minds think alike! : ) lol!

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  2. What a great idea! My kids love Pringles so finding cans is not an issue. These are great year round for all sorts of gifting. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Very creative! You gave me a great idea for next year, except I will buy the original pringles, dip them in chocolate and sprinkles, and replace them in the can as gifts.

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  5. You go girl! I have a few empty Pringles cans....okay....more than a few :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  6. such a fun idea n so useful thanks for sharing

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  7. Love this idea - and my oh my, you have been a busy busy girl! Take care, Laura

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  8. So clever! And now it looks as if you need to bake even more cookies and dip even more pretzel sticks!

    :) Linda

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  9. Ok..these are just super cute and oh so clever! Perfection Laura!

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  10. Ha! Who knew how dangerous your request would be! I write a blog about gift wrapping and I love seeing others' creative ideas. The boa trim is my favorite. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  11. I don't like pringles either, so now I'm gonna google a recipe made with pringles so I can get them outta the can. It's the fur, the white fur - I love that part.

    Bliss

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  12. Love all your ideas!!... My granddaughter and I love to cover "oatmeal containers" for gifts to her parents...

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