Creative cans and beautiful boxes


Clean empty cans
Wallpaper, wrapping paper, fabric—your choice (heavy paper works best)
Rubber bands
Scissors/ Razor Knife
Straight edge
Straight Pins (for fabric)

Directions for cans:

1.  Measure the can from top to bottom, and diameter (the size of the label) plus about 1/2 “ for overlap.

2.  Cut paper to fit—follow directions to activate glue on pre-pasted wallpaper— OR spread glue over entire back side of paper.

3.  Wrap the can; apply rubber bands to hold paper on can.  Use a damp towel or sponge to wipe off any oozing glue  and disperse any air bubbles before it dries.  Let dry.

Directions for boxes:

1.  Follow above directions minus rubber bands, allow extra paper at top (3-5”) and bottom (1-2”), straight cut corners (where the fold line would be) and tuck to the inside of the box—this will give you a finished edge over the top.

2.  Cut the corners at the bottom, overlap bottom then cut a piece to fit and cover the bottom of the box.

3.  Fill the box with crumpled newspaper to help the box hold its shape until it’s dry. 

Directions for fabric:

1.  Fold raw edges to the center.

2.  Apply glue to the can, wrap the can with fabric, use straight pins to hold the fabric in place until the glue dries.

Football and food go together. That's a lot of game day food pressure, so from appetizers to the best chili recipes ever...we'll make sure you don't fumble.

Best Chili Recipes

Game Day Recipes

   Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving Sides

From stuffing to potatoes and dozens of other mouth-watering sides, we've got the recipes for the perfect Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Sides

25 Days of Christmas

25 Days of Christmas

Celebrate 25 Days of Christmas with activities every day from December 1st until Christmas Day!

25 Days of Christmas Activities

Easy dinner recipes, dinner ideas, and pre-planned weekly dinner menus make having a homemade dinner easier than takeout. You may think you're making simple dinners each night but your family will remember those dinners as memorable moments in time.
Check out the best selection on the Internet; great dinners for real families in our Think Dinner section. Easy Dinner Recipes is where you'll find the free, easy family dinner plans.
Dinner Ideas is dinner central, the place to get all your dinner recipes. From ideas for tonight to recipes based on time, ingredients, and cooking style; we'd love to have you join us at the dinner table.