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Christmas Goodie Pop Top Cans



Reuse old cans and be environmentally friendly. Create the cutest Christmas goodie pop top can. This craft is great for your friends and family. Everyone loves getting a little gift filled with all kinds of fun. You will surely be popping out smiles this holiday season with these Christmas crafts. Fill your cans with anything imaginable. The tiniest of stocking stuffers will be glad to finally have a home where they will not be forgotten about at the toe of the sock.


  • Any Tin can with a Pop Top Pull tab
  • Can Opener
  • Ribbon for Embellishing
  • Scrap Book Paper
  • Candy, Gift Card, Small Sized Gifts to fill the can with
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue


  1. Take any can that comes with a Pop Top.
  2. Remove its label and flip it upside down! Open the BOTTOM with a can opener! Leave the lid attached just a tiny bite. This will make a future step a little easier!

  3. Save the contents of the can for later. Wash out the can and dry it well! Add your fun surprise inside! Candy, gift cards and small gifts like jewelry fit perfectly! Add a small Holiday greeting inside as well.
  4. Bend the lid back down and use a hot glue gun and glue the lid shut!

  5. Measure and cut pieces of Scrapbook paper to re-cover the outside of the cans.

  6. Glue your paper on with your hot glue!

  7. Embellish your can if you'd like! Ribbon, Ric Rac, gems and button all add fun detail!

  8. Tie on fun coordinating Ribbon to the Pop Top tab! Be sure to burn the edges of the ribbon with a lighter to keep them from fraying!
  9. Add a tag that reads "Pull my Tab!" on top.
  10. And off you go delivering smiles and Holiday Cheer!




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Apr 24, 2014

This is such a fun idea! I'll have to keep this in mind for next Christmas when I'm thinking of ideas for Secret Santa. It's cute AND would save me money! (Not to mention a good way to recycle cans!)


Jul 22, 2013

Good idea and one I might try. For children though I would use crisp tunes, (pringles, etc.) as these are easier to adapt, and safer.


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Apr 6, 2013

What is the purpose of cutting the bottom off the can? It doesn't say what you do after you cut it off.


Dec 21, 2012

I think this is an adorable idea and went out to buy everything I would need to make it, including cans of soup with pop tops. When I attempted to open the cans from the bottom, it does not work. I used a manual can opener, which did nothing but dent the can and then I bought an electric can opener, which won't even begin to work on it. I don't know what other kind of pop top can to buy. Soda cans are rounded at the bottom and made of aluminum, so all they do is bend too. Tried them all. If you have other suggestions, please let me know. I want to make these as Christmas gifts! Thanks


Dec 10, 2012

This idea is awesome. If you plan ahead then you could just save your cans.


Jul 10, 2012

This is a great idea. Used last Christmas. One problem, not all pop top cans can be opened at the bottom with a can opener. Newer type cans won't work (rounded bottoms). I found some soup cans work.


Jan 23, 2012

This looks like a great idea, but you never say how in the world you get the pull tab to work a second time???????????


Jul 11, 2011

My mind is already spinning thinking of all the things I can stuff inside these cans. I've knitted several pairs of socks for my family this Christmas. I can't wait to roll them up and "can" them. I'm also thinking that instead of wrapping paper or scrapbook paper I can print my own designs, pictures, etc. on card stock and apply. Or, how about using your child's drawing, or in my case grandchild's, to cover the can. As I said, my mind is spinning with ideas.


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