- Age Guideline: 12 Years and Up
- Time Required: 60 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Materials Needed to Make a Scrabble Tile Cookie Container:
- Empty Pringles Potato Chip Container
- Two Contrasting Pieces of Scrapbook Paper
- Scrabble Tiles that Spell Out COOKIES (compare prices)
- Brown Chalk and Applicator (compare prices)
- Burlap - an approximate 5-inch square and a strip about 1-inch wide and 24-inches long (compare prices)
- Cookie Cutter Charms (optional - compare prices)
- Natural Jute (compare prices)
- Zip Dry Glue
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Scissors or Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat
Cookie Container Instructions:Start off by making your you wash your Pringles potato chip container well. Don't forget to also wash the lid. Make sure it is grease free and completely dry before you start covering it with paper.
Find two contrasting piece of scrapbook paper. Measure how tall the potato chip canister is. Also measure around the canister. My canister was 10 1/4" tall by 9 1/4" around. If you use a standard sized Pringles container, yours should be the same.
Cut the main piece of paper (the green on my canister) so it is the same height of your container and 1 1/2-inches shorter than the circumference of your canister. I cut mine 10 1/4" by 7 3/4" inches. The contrasting piece of paper should be cut so it is the same height as the can and about 3-inches wide.
Spread a thin layer of Zip Dry glue on a 2- to 3-inch section of the Pringles container and stick the contrasting piece of paper to it (the red paper on my project). Use your finger to smooth it down if necessary. Once that piece of paper is completely glued down, cover the rest of the container with the Zip Dry paper glue and stick the large piece of paper to it. Smooth it as necessary. Let the glue dry.
Cut two piece of burlap. One should be about 5-inches square and the other should be a long thin strip (approximately 1" by 24"). Use hot glue to attach the square piece of burlap to the lid of the potato chip container. Make sure you also glue the burlap to the side of the lid. Let the glue cool down and set up and then trim the burlap so it is flush with the edge of the lid. Tie the other piece of burlap around the can, near the bottom.
Cut a piece of jute about two feet long and tie it around the side of the lid. Use a little bit of hot glue to make sure it stays in place. I glued two small cookie cutter charms to the ends of the jute, but this is optional.
I wanted to give my letter tiles a little bit of dimension so I used some dark brown chalk around the edges. Wipe off any excess chalk dust. Use hot glue to attach the letter tiles to the container. use the photo as a guide.
Your cookie container is now ready to use. I made my cookie container for Christmas but you can make one for any reason or holiday. It would make a fun Valentine's Day gift or a cute Easter container. Use your imagination and design your own container.