This cookie container is made from a recycled Pringles can. This fun project is a great way to deliver home made cookies.

In the fall of 2015, the members of DecoArt‘s outside artist program were invited to participate in a challenge.  We would be sent a Pringles container and an assortment of paint which we were to use to decorate a container for a cookie exchange. The finished projects would be shown on the DecoArt blog, and the artist with the most votes would be the winner.

Recycle a Pringles can into a winter woodlands themed cookie container. This fun project is a great way to deliver home made cookies.

I opted to go with a woodlands theme, and transformed my Pringles container into a snowy wood stump with a cardinal perched on top.  I had so much fun designing and creating this project, and I was THRILLED when my project won first place! Here’s how you can make your own cardinal cookie container.

Supplies used to make the Cardinal Cookie Container:

  • Americana® Decou-Page™ Matte Decou-Page
  • Americana® Gloss Enamels™ Stick-On Stencils: Safari
  • Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylic:  Cactus, Cocoa Bean, Red Barn
  • DecoArt Media® Specialty Products: Texture Sand Paste
  • Pringles container or round container
  • tissue paper
  • cardstock
  • twine
  • paper mache shape (bird)
  • air-dry clay
Step one: Paint the outside of the container in Cocoa Bean.
step two: Position and press the Gloss-Enamels Stick-On Safari (zebra) stencil on the can so the pattern is going horizontally. Use a palette knife to add Texture Sand over the stencil. Carefully remove the stencil while the product is still wet. Clean stencil and pat dry. Allow the Texture Sand to dry for at least one hour before repeating. Repeat as desired until the entire can is covered to create a bark-like texture.

Step three: Paint the entire bird with Red Barn except the legs. Paint the legs in Cocoa Bean.

Step four: Mold a small piece of air dry clay onto the crest of the bird. Let dry completely. Then paint with Red Barn.

Step five: Cut a piece of black tissue paper into a rounded triangle shape. Cut out the center as shown. Then, cut the tissue paper in half lengthwise.

Step six: Use Americana Matt Decou-Page to apply the top half of the tissue paper onto the bird. Repeat with the second half. Once dried, use the end of the brush to add two dots for the eyes in Cotton Ball.

Step seven: Using a palette knife, apply Snow Tex to the bottom of the container. Cover the lid with Snow Tex; while it is still wet, press the bird’s feet into it and let dry for 24 hours.

Recycle a Pringles can into a winter woodlands themed cookie container. This fun project is a great way to deliver home made cookies.

Step eight: To make the gift tags, use a punch or digital craft cutter to cut out leaves from cardstock. Once cut out, paint in Cactus. Once dried, attach to can with twine.

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