by laura janning

Holiday Gift Containers using Chip Cans

December 19, 2012

I love when a plan comes together like this one.....
well sort of
The plan was for my husband to buy a COUPLE of Pringles cans that I could use for this project at the grocery store. 
Easy enough, right?
Well a  couple turned in to 2, then 4, then 18, then 227. 
Honestly, no joke. 
Here's more evidence of the Pringles can obsession
So instead of the original 'couple' that I needed to do this
I was also able to do this
 and have enough left over to do this
So I guess the failed plan wasn't so bad after all since I was able to package all 103 containers of Christmas Cookies,  all 54 Chocolate dipped pretzel tips and all 70 presents. 
My part was easy. I just applied some tacky spray over the cans that I spray painted in white 
( this will help to conceal the original packaging) with a fun festive cotton fabric and finished off the edges with fun embellishments of boa feathers and other pretty trims.
We now have a new rule in the house- NO MORE PRINGLES! 
And if you are looking for something a little less crunchy and salty, a few of my favorite friends put together some more creative ways to gift wrap this season.
Linda @ It All Started With Paint

Laura @ Finding Home
Holiday gift wrap boxwood and button finding home

Karianne @ Thistlewood Farms
Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas Cookie Tag Thistlewood Farms
Bonnie and Trish@ Uncommon Designs
holiday gift wrap Boxwood wrapped present no graphic uncommon 250

PS-And in case your wondering, I don't even like Pringles!

Grateful for~

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  1. These ARE FABULOUS!!!!! Love your creation and the others...the are just tooooooo cute! Now does this give me more of an excuse to eat pringles??? hmmmm!!! hugs and a HAPPY to you and yours! : ) Oh by the way...great minds think alike! : ) lol!

  2. What a great idea! My kids love Pringles so finding cans is not an issue. These are great year round for all sorts of gifting. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very creative! You gave me a great idea for next year, except I will buy the original pringles, dip them in chocolate and sprinkles, and replace them in the can as gifts.

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  5. You go girl! I have a few empty Pringles cans....okay....more than a few :) Thanks for the inspiration!


  6. such a fun idea n so useful thanks for sharing

  7. Love this idea - and my oh my, you have been a busy busy girl! Take care, Laura

  8. So clever! And now it looks as if you need to bake even more cookies and dip even more pretzel sticks!

    :) Linda

  9. Ok..these are just super cute and oh so clever! Perfection Laura!

  10. Ha! Who knew how dangerous your request would be! I write a blog about gift wrapping and I love seeing others' creative ideas. The boa trim is my favorite. Thanks for sharing with us!

  11. I don't like pringles either, so now I'm gonna google a recipe made with pringles so I can get them outta the can. It's the fur, the white fur - I love that part.


  12. Love all your ideas!!... My granddaughter and I love to cover "oatmeal containers" for gifts to her parents...


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