Monday, April 11, 2011

350 Gift Wrap and a Tutorial!

I had this AWESOME idea for a gift wrap tube for my friend who is getting married May 28th. So I had to go out and buy Pringles for the can!! I made a little photo tutorial to share with this as well as the finished project which I have to say I am SUPER happy with! Carrie is going to LOVE it and I can't wait to give it to her!!

Here ya go...

Get your Pringles can prepared by either eating all the chips (wink wink) or putting them into another container. Wipe out the inside with a slightly damp paper towel.

Choose your 12x12 paper that you will be wrapping your can with as the base. Measure and cut the paper so the top edge fits right up against the collar of the can and along the metal rim on the bottom. Make sure you leave a 1/2 in extra when wrapping it around the can so the paper over laps a bit when you glue it onto the can.

Decorate you paper (if you are doing any kind of stamping like I did, you need to do this BEFORE you glue the paper onto the can.) Embellishments are best if hot glued on (for me anyways!) And I added all of my embellies after I wrapped the can with my paper. I used Recollections white cardstock which wrapped the can beautifully!

Once you are done doing your paper and are ready to glue it to the can, choose a STRONG quick drying adhesive. I don't recommend hot glue for this because it dries too quickly and and you can see it under the paper. I used Aleene's Tacky glue and first just gently sanded the surface of the can where the glue goes. You don't have to glue the entire piece of paper to the can. I did a straight line (at what I wanted to be the back of the can) of glue and pressed the paper till it was stuck firmly, wrapped it around and then glue down the other edge. I didn't like the way the seem looked so I glued a strip of trim (the same I used around the top of the lid) up the seam and it hid it beautifully! Glue on your embellishments, tie on a ribbon and WHA-LA!

Now for the lid, just trace the lid onto whatever paper you are going to use, hot glue it onto the top of the lid (or if you are not going to embellish it with dimensional things, you can always cut it slightly smaller and put it on the inside of the lid.) I put it on the top of the lid however and decorated it!

I like to hide the ugly plastic edge of the top with a beautiful trim! Just choose your trim or ribbon, and hot glue it along the edge like this...

Now that the can and lid are COMPLETE...take pictures!! Here is my finished project with a few buttons, pearls, a cute tag and sentiment and a gorgeous satin bow!

Do you like the button on the bow? I MADE it!! I had no pretty buttons so I took a few loose gems and a pearl and glossy accented them to the center. Worked like a charm! Ok enough from me, hope everyone has a splendid week!!


  1. Wow ... that is GORGEOUS. I love it. I am off
    to buy some pringles now and there will be no
    saving them to eat I love your
    button idea to, will have to give that a try as well. Knew there was a reason I just bought
    some glossy accents.

  2. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS - so beautiful!!!! Have to give it a try!!!
    Thanks so much for the tutorial!
    Big hugs!

  3. This is amazing!! You have such talent!

  4. Hey Amy! Thanks for linking this up to the Gift Wrap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

  5. This is absolutely adorable! What did you fill it with?