Tin Can Mummy

 Tin Can Mummy
Do you save bottles, tins and containers like I do?
I never want to throw any type of container away because I always think that I’ll come up with a use for it.

How about potato chip tins like pringles?

They make perfect cookie tins, especially for giving to friends & family!

Here’s how I turned a pringles Walmart Brand potato chip tin into some halloween gift giving bling.

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      Hand tear white card stock into strips.

Distress the edges with brown ink & a sponge.

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I used double sided tape to cover the tin with the paper strips.

I had some raffia lying around so I wrapped it around the tin as well.

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For the eyes I used a 1″ & 1 1/4″ hole punch with white & black card stock.
And I then glued on black buttons.

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Add a gift tag & decorative ribbon and you’re all set!

But wait!!!
Don’t forget to bake some cookies to fill it with!

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Mmmm, these were good. Unfortunately they are not homemade icon sad Tin Can Mummy
Just store bought Pillsbury cookies with a few halloween sprinkles on top.

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Imagine, Improvise & Invent



  1. So pretty!!!! I’ll have to Pin it :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is adorable! You are very creative with paper. I’m so enjoying being a new follower of your blog I pinned this to my Fall pinterest board : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

  3. Thank you for sharing this. This is so awesome!

  4. Seriously adorable. You’ve got creativity dripping off you. Cookies are cute, too. I use the Pillsbury ones when in a hurry and nobody knows the difference.

  5. This is so much fun! You are so creative :)

  6. Simply FABULOUS!

  7. I love, LOVE this craft! It is amazing! I would like to feature it next week on my blog, is that okay? Let me know!

    Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

  8. This is SO CUTE! I think I might make one and fill it with candy!

  9. Very cute…aren’t these cans fun to use? I love to use them at Christmas! Stop by to enter my post card giveaway!

  10. Totally wonderful idea ! You are so creative and original

  11. love this idea my oldest son is away at college and he would get a kick out of this come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  12. Super Cutie! Every time I recycle my cans and containers, I just KNOW there is something I could do with them… How darling!

  13. I love this! What a great gift “bag” for cookies. Thanks for sharing.

  14. So cute! I don’t save these, but I have boxes of jars and lids. My hubby thinks I’m nuts :) This is a great idea- Bravo!

  15. This is beyond cute! I have a thing for mummies this year (but never got one project completed) – I absolutely love this and am sharing it on Facebook!
    Tickled Pink at 504 Main

  16. What a brilliant idea! I’ll be thinking of ways to save containers and dress them up for the holidays now!

  17. This is so cute! I would love to make one for my brother, I’d even leave it full of pringles (they’re his fav!) – Thanks for sharing, I’m “pinning” this right now! :)

  18. Wow,
    really cute <3

  19. Good morning!! You got a Saturday Shout Out over at Sassy Sites! Come on by and grab a button!! XOXO!

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  21. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing! I’ve never considered a pringles can to hold cookies. I saw this over at Sassy Sites in her Saturday Shout Outs. Please link up to our Halloween Link Party if you’d like.

    Corie @ Design DNA

  22. So fun! Hope you’ll bring your post to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  23. This is so cute. I hope you dont mind if I scraplift. I made mine green for Frankenstein.
    You can check mine out at my blog if you like at http://scrappingpinklady.com tomorrow sometime.

    Lisa Scrappingpinklady

  24. Did my comment go through? Argh.

  25. Ok, perhaps the third time will be the charm.

    I love this craft! It is spooktacular. The treat is yummy goodness.

    Thank you SO much for linking this gem up!

  26. Michelle Paige says:

    The cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Love this idea! I just put your post on my FB page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-Paige/182495291815164

  27. I love this to pieces. I made one and posted on my blog http://www.scrappingpinklady.com. I also wanted you to know that I posted a pic of yours with a link back here to your blog. I hope thats ok but I wanted to show people how cute and creative these are.

    Lisa Scrappingpinklady

  28. how cute is this idea! new follower. would love a follow to http://imnotatrophywife.com

    I gotta get me a pringles can! laura

  29. I was looking through Friday Flair over at Whipperberry and your mummy jumped out at me :) This is SO cute! And simple to re-create, my favorite kind of project. I am totally going to make these with my kids. Thanks!

  30. This is such a cute idea! I shared it on my blog here: http://burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/10/mummy-inspiration.html


  31. Just featured this as part of my BFF Open House Wrap Up! Feel free to grab a featured button if you like!

  32. This is such a cute idea for Halloween gifts! Just wanted to stop by and let you know you were featured from last weeks link party! Go check it out and grab a featured button! :) Oh and feel free to link up to this weeks Link Party too!


  33. LOVE this! Thanks again for linking up with us at Show & Share!


  34. so cute.. I would love for you to share at my “Anything Goes Link Party” http://jeana-marie.blogspot.com/2011/10/anything-goes-link-party.html

  35. This is adorable! What a great idea!

    Thanks for linking up to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation.

  36. So fun! This would be perfect for “booing” the neighbors

  37. What a fantastic idea! Going to be pinning this for later. Thanks for sharing it at Weekend Craft Soiree! :)

  38. Just wanted to let you know I featured you today! Come grab a featured button! http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/10/show-share-9-features.html


  39. This is absolutely FABULOUS!!!!
    SO stinking cute, and what a great little gift too!
    Found you on Design DNA :)

  40. I pinned this! Awesome project :)

  41. absolutely brilliant to put the cookies in there!
    ps catching you this week

  42. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  43. Very cute!! Thank you for joining me at HSH Fall Open House! I’m late getting around, last week internet troubles.:)

  44. Clever and oh so cute! The sprinkles on the cookies make them look extra delicious! Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays! Featuring this tonight.

  45. Ooh! Great idea. For a second I thought I should do this for all my co-workers for christmas with the mini cans, but then I realized how many cans of chips I’d have to eat – probably not the great idea I thought it was. :P Your mummy is super cute though!

  46. crochetinspired says:

    Hi! I’d like to invite you to join our Halloween Link Drive!


  47. What a fantastic idea. I just threw away some containers that would have been perfect! My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.


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