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Topic: Merry Christmas, from a baby?!?  (Read 6289 times)
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« on: January 02, 2009 02:31:08 PM »

Well I had a baby in August, and I have been saving all of his formula containers as he empties them, for "some reason". That reason came to me just in time for the holidays, handy gift-wrapping containers!

All I did was wrap the can (which I had previously cleaned out) with leftover wrapping paper and filled it with Christmas goodies. In this case, a crocheted scarf, a calendar, and chocolates. You can put pretty much anything in them, cookies, trinkets, etc. I was going to modpodge it with Christmassy images but I had enough leftover wrapping paper to go all the way around it, so I thought "why not?"

For this one I actually used a Parent's Choice brand container, and the Isomil cover, because the cover matched the wrapping paper Smiley



Here it is filled to the brim with gifts, big and small, all wrapped in red tissue paper:



And voila! It took me literally 2 minutes to piece all of this together, and fit the scarf perfectly. I made one to give my sister some movies, and my grandmother some books as well.

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009 02:46:39 PM »

what an amazing idea!  those look great Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009 02:50:14 PM »

That's so clever and sweet! Great idea Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009 03:01:47 PM »

We've been saving empty instant hot chocolate containers & covering them with scrapbooking paper to use for gifts; wrapping paper is a great idea!!! Smiley Smiley Nice job!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009 03:42:01 PM »

Great idea!!! and since you don't have to tear it to open it you can use it over and over again!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009 06:34:48 PM »

omg lol I did the same thing, went to post and bam!  you beat me to it!  Very well done! 
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009 07:05:52 PM »

omg lol I did the same thing, went to post and bam!  you beat me to it!  Very well done! 

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009 08:58:56 PM »

Oh gosh!  Don't be sorry!    I'm glad to see my brain flows the same way as someone elses!!!!!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009 06:20:51 PM »

Wow! What a ideal. I am always amazed when people think outside the box.  Never in a million years would I have thought about using the can for a gift container.  Now if only I can find a new mother out there who will save the cans for me....
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009 07:03:33 PM »

Wow! What a ideal. I am always amazed when people think outside the box.  Never in a million years would I have thought about using the can for a gift container.  Now if only I can find a new mother out there who will save the cans for me....

you could also use a coffe tin with lid, those come in loads of different sizes as well.  at least small and large.  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2009 07:31:25 PM »

We did that this year, too! Glad to see that you and Belladune are getting good use out of your cans, too! I ended up having to spray paint the lids to my cans, though, because none of them matched my wrapping paper. (I used paper that I received on last year's gifts)
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2009 08:19:47 PM »

Ha!  That's awesome!  I am actually using mod podge on empty baby formula containers and using them as storage in my craft room.  Awesome idea, though.  I use Nestle Goodstart and unfortunately the lids are REALLY ugly.  I was thinking of spray painting them or something.
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2009 07:04:34 AM »

I remember using these when I had my first baby and we covered them with paper to match the kitchen and used as plant pot holders!
I breastfed all the others so no tins LOL!! but Hot chocolate ones work well too (and Pringles crisps ones are also good)
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2009 04:18:33 PM »

This is a great idea and it looks great too! Nice work!
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2009 10:37:28 PM »

I started doing this a couple years ago with all my baby formula cans too...I save every can/container I get my hands on.  Now I cut brown paper bags or random leftover paper in the size to wrap the can and have my kids paint, color, and stamp stuff all over it.  Then we wrap the can and send.  Last year we did all of our holiday cookies in 'one of a kind' snowflake stamped paper with a few 2 year old handprints....every one loved them.
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2009 03:36:38 PM »

I was saving mine to do the same thing!! but funny how I ran out of time to do it Smiley

Yours look awesome, I love the red color of the lid. Mine are gold and have writing on them.  You know one thing you can do is modpodge some coordinating wrapping paper over the lid, just leaving the rim exposed.
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