Saturday, January 8, 2011

a mini project {{creative gift card wrapping}}

I don't know about you, but when I buy a gift card for someone I always feel like it's kind of lame to just give it to them in a envelope.  I just feel like there is no element of fun, or surprise to it! Maybe that's just one of my weird things? Haha :)

So, for Christmas, I got my sister-in-law a gift card as one of her presents, and wanted to spice up the packaging a bit!! I remember that I had this adorable little cookie can in my cupboard that I had saved up knowing I could use it for some sort of project.


Isn't it too cute? It was totally the perfect size to hide a gift card in! I used my trusty go to of chalkboard paint and gave it a few good coats.  I decided to use chalkboard paint, so that I could use the cover as a gift tag, but more so because she could then use the can in the future for whatever her little heart desired.


So here's the little beauty after I got her all painted up! I decided to write Merry Christmas around the can, and then use the lid as a gift tag!


**Sorry these are kind of blurry!!***

So what do you think? I kind of love it! I love that it looked like a tiny little gift, and it didn't cost me anything since I had it all on hand! Moral of the story, a cute little cookie can could be so much more if you just get a little creative! 

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***I linked up this post to Show & Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal***

4 comments:

Holly said...

That's a great idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am new follower of yours!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Super cute! I Love chalkboard paint and want to go buy some of those cookies just so I can use the can! lol! I bet your sil loved it!!

Jayden's mom said...

I LOVE IT! I think you should add those to your shop!

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Great way to reuse that can, love it! That could make for a cute teacher gift too....hmmmmm :) Tks for sharing.

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