I had so many questions about how I made my pop top container, so I put together a tutorial, so you can make one, too!!
The first thing to do is get out the peaches. For that, you need one of those SAFETY can openers, the ones that do not cut the metal, but break the seal. If you do not own one, this is one good way for stamping money to be squandered in the kitchen...hehehe. I mean, you truly need to be safe with kids, but hey, if you can also use it to help with altering, so be it!! So, you will need to flip the container over, you will be opening the BOTTOM. Have a dish ready to pour the stuff into, eat and enjoy. Another bonus, treat yourself before you stamp, so you have the energy to do a good job. Put them in the dishwasher, you do not want them to be sticky. If you still wash dishes by hand, this is a good time to get a dishwasher...LOL
My stickers came off in the dishwasher, so I had to figure out the size of the strip I needed. Not smart enough over here to take it off first *blonde moment*. You need a strip of Designer paper (Rebecca- retired) 8 3/4 X 1 15/16. I put sticky strip on the metal seam, put my DP on and then added another strip on top off that. Take off the liner, and wrap the DP all around, making sure to stay within the edges. They protrude out a bit, which really helps to keep you going straight all the way.
Now time to deal with the top.
OK, first, since you are going to be emailing me, NO, my coluzzle did not come with colors on the rings...LOL I wanted an easier way to remember the one I wanted to use, without counting every time, so I used Sharpies to mark each one a different color. Now, I can just look, see the color, and go from there!! OK, for this can, the one that fit inside was the orange line, but for those that do not have Coluzzle, the diameter is 2 3/8, or the fourth line out from the center (for those that are counting). This will be just the right size for the part that comes out, so the paper won't be tearing when you open it.
This is how the lid look when you are done. You have to cut the top off of your circle, so that it will fit under the pop tab. I used sticky strip around the edge of the lid (ONLY THE PART THAT COMES OFF), to attach the DP. I have no idea how much I cut off. I trimmed a bit off, stuck it under and it didn't quite fit, so I trimmed again, and kept going till it was where I wanted it to be.
Now time to fill it up - YAY!!
For this container, I punched HUNDREDS of the little Three For You flowers. One good thing about scraps, is you can always use them for things like this. Since this will be a hostess gift, I do pretty much all the colors, and she gets 9 of each color. I also punch DP, so she gets some patterned ones too. Then I also punched about 20 of the larger scalloped circles, adding more white to these ones, so they can be stamped and colored. You do not have to do just punched stuff though. I do put candies in little baggies, and these make neat gifts. You can pretty much put anything in there that will fit.
Now time to add the bottom back on. I used crystal effects, since I know it will stick like crazy, and does not smell. You can use crazy glue, or stuff like that, BUT, I would recommend putting any food stuffs in baggies then. This way, they won't get the smell into them.
Now you add the crystal effects to the edge of the base, right above the lip, not on it. I don't do a whole lot, but I do it all the way around. The more you put on, the more will squish out when you slide it back on, so I try get a nice, thin, even layer. Now, you put it back on the bottom of the container.
This part is kinda important. You want to make sure that the bottom is not going to come off, and you really don't want to hold it till it dries. I used one of my biggest punches here, and set it on top of the base. You want to keep it upside-down still, at this point, just in case some of the adhesive went inside, and your stuff could stick to it. I keep this on overnight.
Now the rest is up to you, for the embellishing portion. For this can, I added a band of so saffron paper around the middle and attached it with sticky strip. I then tied white grosgrain around, and tied a scrap of celery to it.
For the top, I inked the sentiment from Reason to Smile (retired) with saffron and celery markers and punched it out with the scallop circle. I sponged the edges with saffron, and punched a hole in the top with my crop-a-dile to thread my celery ribbon through. I then tied it on to the pull tab. There are so many ways to deocorate them click--------> HERE for a few ideas. You can also do this with any tin can, just open the bottom, instead of the top, and fill it with whatever you like, and decorate to your hearts content!
This is just a close up of the tag that I made. Remember to buy peaches or any type of food in this container. It is a good and healthy snack, and instead of adding to environmental waste, you are recycling and giving an awesome gift at the same time!! Everyone will tell you how creative you are, and that you rock. And when they ask how you did it, please remember to mention your friend Julie. Have fun and happy altering!!
I don't mind if you print this off for yourself, but please link my blog.