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Recycled Candy Containers

Posted by  ·  February 3, 2008  ·  Last Updated: February 3, 2008

Take a little tuna fish can and cover it with spray paint and paper. Hot glue plastic pony beads all the way around the side and run a yarn through the beads and you have a little drum. Be sure to use a safety can opener so that there are no sharp edges and the top of the can works as a lid.  I think it would be best to package the candy in little clear bags so the candy doesn’t take on any odd tastes from the can.


Small olive and green chili cans would make cute little drums. You could also forget the beads and yarn and use glitter and other embellishments instead!

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  2. Thursday, June 28th, 2012
    Also another idea for getting the fishy smell out might be if you were to get containers ready ahead of time, you can always stick some baking soda into the can 2 weeks prior to when you wanted to do the project and then rinse the container out. Not sure if it will work with the tuna smell, but I use the same technique for pickle jars which I reuse for a LOT of stuff!
  3. Shannon
    Monday, February 20th, 2012
    I love this craft! Pinned it for next year.
  4. Saturday, February 11th, 2012
    Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:

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  5. Friday, February 5th, 2010
    My Dad always got a kick out of the Valentine's Day cards that my children would make for him - unfortunately he past away almost a year ago on Feb. 10. Needless to say, we pretty much skipped last Valentine's Day altogether - which is really unlike us not to celebrate it. But when I see this adorable Valentine's Day Recycled Candy Container that looks like a drum, it really cheered me up. My Dad, was a professional Jazz drummer, and he would reallly like this from my children. So, in honor of Pop (Grampa) we will make it for our Step-mother - hopefully she will like it in honor of him. Thank you for bringing a smile to my day!
  6. Friday, February 8th, 2008
    What a happy little gift - thanks for sharing!
  7. Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
    now that is just super cute! love it!
  8. Karen
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
    Hi to everyone!! I just "re-found" Cindy's awesome site and have spent the last hour reading thru all of her wonderful posts. I had the priviledge of being her neighbor and friend in Germany, and can tell you that she really whips these beautiful crafts up almost daily. I have learned SO MUCH from her!!!It's a wonderful gift that she has chosen to share all of her creativity with everyone!!! The only thing more inspiring than her crafts is her generous heart!
  9. Monday, February 4th, 2008
    This is an amazing idea as well! You've won an award over on my site. Thank you so much for all your inspiration!
  10. Monday, February 4th, 2008
    That is darling. Thanks for sharing your fun idea!
  11. Monday, February 4th, 2008
    How Sweet!
  12. Robyn
    Monday, February 4th, 2008
    Love it!
  13. Monday, February 4th, 2008
    Lovely Idea!
  14. Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
    Great idea. I love recycling crafts.
  15. junkinmytrunk
    Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
    very cool