Intro: Gift in a Can
Wrap up a small gift inside a pull-top can. This Instructable uses the art of illusion and a few basic supplies to make your gift look like it comes hermetically sealed in a can.
One pull-top can full of food*
A Gift that will fit in the can
A side cut can opener
*Make sure the can has a flat sealed bottom--like a normal can's top. You'll be opening the can from the bottom.
Step 1: Open
Turn the can over and open it from the bottom. This leaves the pull-top unused.
Remove the contents, take off label, and wash the can and lid. Thoroughly dry the can and lid.
Step 2: Package
Place your item(s) in the can. Remember, the bottom is the top to the recipient so you might want to put it in upside down. Pad with packing material as needed.
Step 3: Secure
Glue the bottom back on the can. Put a weight on it to hold it together until it's dry.
Step 4: Embellish
Decorate the can, as you wish. This is a great way to make your gift truly unique.
You can paint it and make a replacement label. If you want to go really crazy, you can glue thin ribbons or strips of paper around the top and bottom lid sides to cover your handy work.