How to Wrap a Gift Card in a Can

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I love wrapping gifts in fun and unusal ways.  One of my recent favorites is putting small items, gift cards in particular, inside a aluminum can.  I saw a similar idea online last year.  But unfortunately can’t find the original source.  If I find it I’ll be sure to link it here.

The big key here is to use a side opening can opener.  I went out last year to buy one special just for this project, and have enjoyed using it in my kitchen the rest of the year.  I considered it a “craft supply” investment.

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Supplies you’ll need:

~ Side opening can opener
~ Pop-top can (fruit cocktail is a nice choice)
~ Gift Card
~ Filler – M&Ms, jelly beans, other
~ Tissue paper
~ Hot Glue Gun
~ Gift wrap

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Step 1) Open the BOTTOM of the can.  This is key.  On the side opener that I have, there are these tiny little grippers that make it very easy to remove the top bottom of the can.  Without it, it can be a bit of a bear to get off.

How to Wrap a Gift Card in a Can - From GlorysMischief.com

How to Wrap a Gift Card in a Can - From GlorysMischief.com

Step 2) Empty the can, and give the fruit to your kids in a cute holiday bento. Rinse and dry the can.

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Step 3) Put card in the can and fill with candy filler.  Leave some room at the top.  I like to fill it to the height of the card.  This leaves room for the tissue paper and give some space for some very satisfying rattling.

How to Wrap a Gift Card in a Can - From GlorysMischief.com

How to Wrap a Gift Card in a Can - From GlorysMischief.com
Step 4) Add a layer of tissue paper.  This is important step.  The tissue paper protects the gift from the hot glue.

How to Wrap a Gift Card in a Can - From GlorysMischief.com

Step 5) You can either glue the can or the lid.  Fit them together quickly

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Step 6) It doesn’t have to be perfect.

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Step 7) Wrap it up!  And enjoy the “How did you do it” questions.

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