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. 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. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. This is an amazing idea as well! You’ve won an award over on my site. Thank you so much for all your inspiration!

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