This DIY will show you how a simple can can be a funny way to make a gift ! And besides being a funny gift it’s easy, economical and eco-friendly ! What more could anyone ask for ?
Firstly pick a can, the size of your choice.
Here I chose a rather big model, but nothing prevents us from imagining to choose a smaller one to put delicious chocolate truffles in, or then a huge one and hide in it a beautiful hand-made scarf !
So, let’s start our work ! Put your can upside down, the pull tab downward.
We are going to open the bottom of the can. Try to cut it most cleanly as possible, it will facilitate the work for the next part (nice can opener rather than an olf fashion one, it's very more practical for it!).
Once the bottom has been removed, empty the box (mmh, a delicious peaches cake!), remove the label and clean the box, as cleany as possible.
Now that the box is clean and dry, you just have to bake some delicious cookies. I personally chose to make some cute gingerbreads men, because, yeap, it’s Christmas time ! but simple chocolate cookies will delight the gourmands of all ages !
When your biscuits are well cooled (otherwise they would risk to soften in the box), place them face down in your box. So when the box will be right side up, cookies will be too.
You can also place a piece of tissue paper on the top of your cookies, be careful it’s a fragile paper. Take care of sliding corners of your paper of every side of cookies and so, insuring an attractive appearance for the opening.
It’s time to close our box. Choose a strong glue and apply it all over the circumference of lid. Then with a magnet (it is more practical and it avoids cutting yourself) replace the lid on the can. It will maybe be necessary to straighten the edges of the box with pliers to have a perfect finish.
Put a weight to help it to stick and let dry the glue the time indicated on the tube.
Once the bottom has set, turn the box and tie an attractive ribbon according to the occasion. You can also add a cute label on which you will register the first name of the lucky addressee of your present!
You can now offer your box and let your friend the happiness to discover the attractive present that you will have slid inside this mystery box (remember, this box can contain every kind of thing, not only cookies!)
Well, you’ve got a very good present to be offered to your hostess for Christmas and new Year holidays, or to be slid in a home-made gift basket!