Here is a little Christmassy make to show you. I've had this idea pinned for ages, but I finally got round to having a go this Christmas.
It's such a fun idea!
You use a tab-top tin can - in my case, this was a chopped tomatoes tin - and you open it with a tin opener from the bottom, leaving it slightly attached. This means that the top with the tab opener remains intact. I used the contents to make my dinner and washed and dried the can thoroughly.
I took the label off as neatly as possible, so that I could use it as a template to cut out my Christmassy paper for the new festive covering.
Very simple to do - cut out your paper and stick one edge to the tin with double-sided tape. Wrap the paper round and stick the other edge down in the same way.
I used a strip of sparkly fabric tape that matched the paper, to cover the seam.
I cut a circle of coordinating paper and cut a wedge out of it, so that I could slip it under the tab and secure it to the lid. (I slipped more paper under the wedge at the top of the tab so that you can't really notice the missing wedge.)
My favourite bit was using pink and alphabet beads to make the message - "pull my tab" - which I attached to the tab, followed by ribbon tied in a bow.
Then I filled it with a little gift for my sister-in-law for Christmas. You could put sweets in, or other small goodies.
The tricky part was re-attaching the bottom of the tin using a hot glue gun. Where I'd opened it with a tin-opener, it was now smaller than the tin circumference. I managed to get it to stick, but it was a bit of a gluey mess, so I covered it in a circle of felt and another circle of paper matching the top. That neatened it all up at the bottom, and my Christmas gift can was done!
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