Friday, August 24, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Canisters Project

What surprise will we find today? This question will build the excitement as you count down to Christmas with decorated canisters. Hide a small gift, treat or activity inside to help your family through the waiting.

Save your empties through the months then decorate with Silhouette paper cutouts. For this project, protein powder cannisters were used (approx. 5 1/2" tall x 4" diameter). 

This shot shows how the decorations are arranged on the cannister.
Here you see the ingredients for this project. A complete list is given at the end of the post.

Silhouette cutouts include the 12 Days of Christmas ornaments from Snapdragon Snippets (see size and other details in the larger project post on this blog), and a scallop border. Cut other paper strips and squares with rotary tools.

Distress layered paper band edges, if desired. This project uses Distress Ink Vintage Photo and a blending tool with non-absorbent craft mat to draw color onto the paper edges. 

Add metal corners to a paper covered chip board square. Push corners snuggly into place, then crimp the square slightly onto board to secure.

Twelve canisters don't make a perfect pyramid! In the usual arrangement, four rows will use 10 canisters -- just add an extra on each side of the base row to include all 12!

empty canisters
paper for canister cover, scallop border, 
        contrast band, numbers and squares
paper for gift name strips, cream twill tape, red eyelets
paper for 12 Days ornament cutouts
narrow red ribbon glued to plastic lid
green ribbon behind number squares.
jute string to hold  ornaments
black metal corner embellishments
glue and adhesives

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