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Here's another super quick Christmas gift idea. I don't have many pictures because I literally had less than 15 minutes to put two of these together before heading out the door to meet the people these gifts were going to.
We were meeting my kids' godmother, her teenage son and his girlfriend. I already had rolled up some one dollar bills for him and had purchased nail polish and lip gloss for her. I also had a bag of candy. But I needed a really cute way to wrap these items up besides the normal treat bags and jars. I really wanted to do something corny and unexpected for the teens.
And that's exactly what I did!
I had two cans of corn in the pantry with pull top lids. I simply used my Pampered Chef Smooth Top Can Opener to remove the bottoms - leaving the pull tops intact. Put the contents in a bowl for the fridge (since we'll be using them for Christmas dinner in a few days!) and washed the cans. Once clean, I loaded the goodies inside each and secured the bottoms back in place with hot glue. I wished I had more time to cover the cans with some pretty paper and add a cute pull tag but time was running out. I decided it would be more fun to gift the items just the way the cans were. I added some clear wrap, a cute tag, and a little curling ribbon. Done in less than 10 minutes.
I told the kids as I started pulling the gifts out of a bag that I wanted to get them something "corny" for Christmas. The look on their faces was priceless! I let them wonder about the gifts while a few other people opened gifts around them. I couldn't let them continue on though so I told them to pull the tab to open the can. They then thought something was going to jump out of the can! But once they opened the gift they were delighted and thought it was the most original wrapping they'd seen. Ah, so easy to impress teens!
Anyone else found creative ways to wrap gifts this season? Any one out there still wrapping????
Here's wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!