Craft paint cans, found in craft stores, come in a variety of sizes and are easy to decorate with scrapbook supplies. Use a paint can as both gift and gift holder for a coordinated, personalized touch.
Drop a deck of playing cards and a set of poker chips into a paint can decorated with poker-themed scrapbook supplies for the card player on your gift list. (You can adapt this for bridge, pinochle, or other card games, too.) Prepare a "cheat sheet" with the hierarchy of hands and glue to the back of the can.
Use a snack-sized packet of microwave popcorn and a jar of popcorn seasoning to accompany movie tickets or a theater gift card. Decorate the can with film or snack themed paper, or theme the can around a specific movie.
Flavored hot cocoa packets in a chocolate-themed paint can make a rich treat for winter gift-giving. Add gourmet mini-marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, or candy canes to enhance the cocoa.
Adapt the "cookie in a jar" gift idea to an acrylic paint can. Layer the dry ingredients in a clear cellophane bag that is about the same width as the can. Use strips of scrapbook paper on the top bottom of the can, at a width that does not hide the layered cookie mix. Include the recipe on the back of the can.
Perfect for the new driver, use car-themed scrapbook supplies to decorate a can that contains a prepaid gas card, a keychain, and for a campy touch a pair of fuzzy dice.
Craft paint cans come in acrylic or metal finishes. Leave portions of the acrylic cans undecorated to provide sneak peek at the gift inside.
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