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Recycled Tin Can Gift Wrap

Repurpose your cans into great little gift containers. This is a page about recycled tin can gift wrap.


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December 20, 2011

Looking for a fun, frugal, and green way to present gifts this holiday season? Save those pop-tab cans from fruits and veggies and you are sure to make everyone on your gift list smile.


  1. Empty your can by opening from the BOTTOM with a can opener. Be sure to not go all the way around as this will make it easier to adhere back together later.
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  3. Empty contents and rinse can thoroughly with soap and water.
  4. Dry can completely and place desired object(s) inside.
  5. Hot glue or caulk the can closed. Caulk will need a few hours to dry, so keep that in mind if using.
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  7. Decorate if desired. Also, it is cute left plain, especially for a guy.

By Teri M from Omaha, NE

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December 25, 20110 found this helpful

I did this for my daughter & son-in-law 3 years ago, the 1st Christmas after their twin boys were born. They were buying formula in the big cans at Sams & would give me a can since I watched the babies while they worked.

So I emptied one from the bottom & filled it with tissue paper & all kinds of odds & ends like a gift card to the movies & another to their favorite place to eat, candy, etc. I sealed it & put a bow on top. When I gave it to them, I told them it was because I knew formula was so expensive to buy nowadays. My S/L was really puzzled when I told him he had to open it - the look on his face when he did was priceless!


I'm positive this was one of my first tips on this site, but it's not showing up. It's a fun prank to pull!

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