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Making a Paint Can Cookie Jar

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A new paint can makes a great, inexpensive cookie jar for gift giving. This is a guide about making a paint can cookie jar.
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Stell Rivet0 found this helpful
December 14, 2005

This is a really cute way to wrap up your cookies plus a great way to keep your cookies fresh since the can is air tight.

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Directions:

  1. Rinse out the paint can and dry.
  2. Place two pieces of tissue paper off set from each other inside the paint can. Allow the tissue paper to stick out of the can.
  3. Wrap ribbon around the can and tie a bow. Tape in place.
  4. Place cookies or other tasty delights inside. Fold inner tissue paper down to cover cookies let the second piece of tissue paper stick out. Pound the lid in place.

Note: If it will be a couple of days before you give this gift, place the cookies in a ziplock bag before putting them into the can.

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December 14, 20050 found this helpful

Wow, that IS a cute idea!! I would have never thought of something like a paint can for cookies!! Thanks for sharing!

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By Jennifer, CA (Guest Post)
December 15, 20050 found this helpful

Great idea. You can add your own creative paint design or stickers. Or plain with the beautiful bow. Really nice and your cookies stay fresh.:)

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Thanks!

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December 15, 20050 found this helpful

really cute idea!

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By frances (Guest Post)
December 23, 20050 found this helpful

I sent each of our kids favorite cookies to them in paint cans, I put
custom homemade labels for the outside of each of their cans. Inside I
put a certificate that allowed them to have their cans refilled all year
after they were empty. They loved this idea. One out of four kids
regularly had their cookie can refilled. It was a lot of fun making and giving this gift.

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