Have you ever been upstairs and all of a sudden your kids start screaming…”Mom–Mom–MOM–hurry come look—see that, I want that for Christmas!!!! Really bad MOM!” That is how I came up with this little craft…
I had this left over Peanut can….hated to just toss it—seems like it could be used for something. ( I can see you Patti, rolling your eyes—thinkin “here she goes again…” I am laughing out loud as I type.)
Well, your right girl…this is what I came up with ….a Christmas Wish Can

You will need:
  • Peanut can—or paint can…or any old can really
  • A fun material (Christmas would be good)
  • Ribbon
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Glue gun
  • pompom trim
  • one label
Start by spraying half of the can with a light coat of adhesive. Lining up the fabric with the bottom–making sure it will sit even when standing up-right.
Continue all the way around. I cut my fabric with pinking shears–just makes it more finished and cute I think.
With a little dab of hot glue…secure your ribbon on the center of the can.
Also with a little hot glue…secure your little pompom trim on the top. I also printed a label on my computer and cut it with pinking shears. Placed it on the front of the ribbon.
Now—everytime the kiddos see something on tv—or think of a sweet little wish (doesn’t have to be anything material either–could just be “I wish for good health in the new year…”) they can go over to the wish can and drop in a note. Just place a little note pad and pens next to it :)
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Great idea!

  2. Great idea and super cute!
    Thanks for linking up this and your platter to my party! :)

  3. That is sooo sweet! You should sell those!

  4. Oh! I absolutely love this idea! That is so creative and clever! Thanks for sharing at Crazy Cute!


  5. I found you off of tatertots and jello, and this is such a good idea. I am already thinking of exactly which child of mine this would help.

  6. What a sweet idea! And the pompoms make it adorable. I love to read about mothers who take the time to make their children feel they are important.

  7. Such a fun idea! Love the fabric choice!

  8. It turned out cute and I'm sure the kids love being able to put their wishes in there! What a great idea.

  9. That is a quick and easy suggestion. Thanks

  10. Adorable!! I'm your newest follower! :)

  11. This is so cute! I will be trying this for sure! I gave you an award on my blog! http://www.polkadotsandpizza.blogspot.com

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