Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pringles Cans to Christmas Gifts

I try to be organized.  In my wildest dreams, my resume says "organized and a pre-planner".  I'm not either of those things but I do, occasionally, try to be.

This project is one that you need to do ahead, unless you and your family can eat a can of pringles every meal.

Pringles cans make marvelous cookie holders for gifts.  They will fit about a dozen round sugar cookies.  The can is a little more than 2 1/2 inches wide so I purchased a two inch cookie cutter.  After baking, the cookies fit perfectly.

I had a bit of a bow theme going here. . . .

I have a marvelous sugar cookie recipe that takes a bit of effort but is SO worth it, especially around the holidays.  I will share it when it gets closer to Christmas.

I try to make these throughout the year because, otherwise, these end up looking all the same.  They're quite simple.  You need:

Pringles Cans
Christmas paper - wrapping paper or scrapbook paper

To fit a piece of paper around the can, you need it to measure 10 1/8 inches high and 9 3/4 inches wide.  That allows for a tiny bit of overlap at the back.

Cover the paper around your can and then decorate.

I decorate the lids with a homemade "Merry Christmas" tag.

Fill with cookies and deliver!


  1. As an alternate to giving precooked cookies a colleague of mine once gave me "Cookies in a Jar"

    Basically it was all of the dry ingredients that go into a type of cookie (Can't remember which she gave me) inside a really nice clear tupperware container. The ingredients were layered so that it looked really pretty and she decorated the whole thing with a card, which gave the directions for how to complete the cookies and cook them.
    I thought it was a really lovely and ingenious idea - considering she was just giving everyone else bottles of wine, and I don't drink.

    Just google image search cookies in a jar and you can see how pretty they come out.

  2. Unbelievably, someone is trying to sell these instructions and using your photo:

    1. Thanks for letting me know! I left her a comment saying that the instructions were free on this blog. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but somehow I'm not flattered! Lesson learned. . . I am going to start imbedding my photos with my blog name. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.