Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Christmas Treat ~ Paint Can Idea!


It may seem a bit early to post about CHRISTMAS but it is just around the corner!
Last year I made lots of these and filled them with WHITE CHOCOLATE POPCORN to put inside! (Line the paint can with wax paper). The recipe is soooo easy and your family & friends will think it is gourmet popcorn! Recipe below.

I bought new, unused paint cans at Lowe's, assorted Christmas ribbon, red craft paint, retro graphics, and scrapbooking adhesive. Make some yourself!

*Click to enlarge graphic then COPY & PASTE* 
Easy as pie and it will be a big gift receiving favorite! Add a cute tag and hugs & kisses!
Candy Cane ribbon for a sweet touch.
White Chocolate Popcorn
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6 ounces of Nestle WHITE chocolate chips
2 (3 ½ ounce bags of microwave popcorn

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. (Watch closely if you use the microwave).
Microwave 2 bags of popcorn or pop about 7 ounces of popcorn.
In a large tub (or 2 large bowls) drizzle melted white chocolate over popcorn. Mix and fluff as you go. You’re looking for a light coat of chocolate on the popcorn-too much will make the popcorn soggy and spongy.
Let the popcorn cool in the refrigerator until chocolate hardens.

Yes! It is easy and yummy! I promise! Enjoy! xox

53 comments:

Lori said...

that is the cutest idea Maryjane!!!

Tonya said...

Love this idea...I will definitely try it this holiday season! Thanks for the idea!

Rita said...

Maryjane,
thank you so much for the idea. This year is going to be all hand and baked gifts! I love it and also is not too early for Christmas. Ciao Rita

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Adorable! I think I already have him from a twistedpapers cd. You have a great idea! Sounds like something I would like :)

Dragonlady said...

A wonderful idea and thanks for the graphic....I have to travel form Florida to NC. at Christmas and this will be awesome to take to family....I will give the popcorn a try to see if I can do it right and not let it get soggy....and hubby and I get to taste test it....lol...
Thanks
Brenda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How cute! Love the idea of the paint can, and love the way you decorated it. Thanks for sharing this. laurie

stefanie said...

what a great idea!!! thanks

Happy@Home said...

Never to early for Christmas in my book ;-)
What an adorable idea and how sweet of you to share the graphic and the recipe too. It sounds yummy. Thank you.

susan said...

This idea is too cute!! Do you just ask at the paint counter at Lowe's about the unused paint cans?? Thanks for including the graphic and recipe! I bookmarked it.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Never too early..what a cute Santa..adorable..Great Idea too..

I'll stop back by soon. Wonderful blog.....

Kary

Deb said...

What an adorable idea ~ love the vintage Santa image :-)

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Aw, so cute and a great gift idea. It's never too early for me to talk about Christmas! Thanks for the use of the sweet image! ♥

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Great idea and you could put anything in the tin!!!
Deb :)

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

My MIL use to make caramel corn every Christmas and give it away in tins similar to this.
Everyone use to love getting this treat!
Never thought of getting paint cans .. such a good idea..
Diane

Shelia said...

Oh, Mary Jane, this is adorable! What a great idea! Love the vintage looking graphic! I didn't even know you buy unused paint cans.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beverly said...

Fabulous idea MJ, I am definitely stealing that one. I might fill the cans with cookies, however. Thanks so much!!!

Elyse said...

hi maryjane,

you know that i am loving this idea! i make peppermint bark but this popcorn idea is great! thanks so much for sharing the little retro santa.

hope everyone is feeling well.

achooooo! = me

xo
elyse

Rhondi said...

Hi Mary Jane
That is a great idea and Iwill definitely try this. It will make a great little gift.
Hugs, Rhondi

Janean said...

how stinkin' clever are YOU? great idea.

marie said...

This is a great idea ~ perfect for some special folks on my Christmas list!

Thanks for sharing it.

Tracey said...

Love this idea!! Thanks for sharing such and easy and sweet gift.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute! And thanks for the graphic! It's a favorite of mine and a great idea! I would love to make this for neighbor gifts!

pendant mini lights said...

Thanks for the great Idea

Margie said...

Very cute! I love it! I think I'll have to give it a try. It's something that you can have on hand for that emergency gift too!

Have a lovely day!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a cute idea for Christmas.
Just found your site today and I am looking forward to visiting it again and again
Maggie

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE white choc. popcorn and the cans are such a good idea..so cute! Thanks for your sharing heart..come say hi :D

Cherry Hill Cottage~ said...

CUTE!!!!!!!!!
I have to do this!!

LOVE IT!

Thanks for sharing!!

Tina
Cherry Hill Cottage...

aimee said...

sounds devine and what a cute idea.
blessings,
aimee

Liz said...

Hi Mary Jane!
I was looking for a home made gift this year that would ship well. I think this is the way to go! Cute!!

Thanks!

~Liz

*Ulrike* said...

What a neat idea! I'm sure you could put other treats in as well for the little ones.

Katmom said...

Oh MaryJane,
I so love this idea of yours....hmmm, I am thinking about going 1 step further...I have a recipe for home made doggie treats & kitty treats...I think I just might have to bake up a batch and "can" them for gifts to give to my K9 & Feline loving friends...thanx for stirring my brain!
hugz,
>^..^<

Elsie said...

Love this idea,thanks for sharing.
I will try it,now I wish I would
have kept those empty cans instead
of giving them to hubby for nails.
Oh well I'll just have to buy more.

Lynn said...

Wow, this is just the cutest! Very creative, Maryjane :)

Rainy Day Farm said...

That is such an adorable idea. I am going to go to lowes tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

This is just so darn cute! I'm following you!

Dena

kitty25 said...

What an inspiration you are!!! I just love 'following' your ideas...it just lifts my spirits!!! Thanks!!

Julies knitting corner said...

Thank you Maryjane your so kind, this is a great idea. best wishes julie.C

papa sue said...

Hi Miss Maryjane,

Our church holiday bazaar is next Saturday and we've been looking for something really great to share. I think you've provided us with that great item. The committee looked at your blog, they loved it, and loved your idea as well. Is there a site where we can find other graphics to use so all of the cans aren't the same?

Thanks for all of your ideas.

Big hugs,

Sue

Shirl said...

Hello Maryjane, what a cute idea for using a can. Love that Santa clip art also. Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Stephanie O. said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing...

Tardevil said...

Great idea! Thanks! Love the little retro label.

Lori said...

What a amazing and easy idea!! Thank you so much for sharing early, I plan on making several!! Lori

jeannette stgermain said...

That's a great idea - you're not too early -this way we have enough time to get ready!!

dobco said...

Sounds like a great gift idea. I'm always looking for that! Thanks for stopping by my blog..hope we get to meet up one of these days...are you in NC too?

Joy said...

How adorable! I love the graphic too. Thanks for posting!

Cindi said...

Awesome Idea!!! Thank you so very much for sharing!!!
Cindi

The White Bench said...

Oh Maryjane,
your 'gourmet' popcorn and Santa can are the cutest idea ever for a fabulous inexpensive gift!!!! I will treat someone special to this!
Are salted microwave popcorn OK??
Thank you for your sweet words too!;))
Monica.

Melinda Cornish said...

This is awesome!!!!

Flat Creek Farm said...

I love your blog, and this idea! My hubby works at Lowes and I had no idea they sold empty paint cans. Wow, the sky is the limit with these. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I'm going to follow now so I don't miss anything :) -Tammy

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I LOVE this post! Infact, I am going to share this on my blog, if you don't mind. As I am looking around blogland, there are so many wonderful ideas for gift giving!!

Thank you for sharing this!!

xo
becky

Thimbleanna said...

Sweet Becky at SweetCottageDreams sent me over -- this looks fantastic -- thanks for sharing!!!

Betsy said...

Great idea, thanks for the graphic.

I am gonna try this.

Betsy

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

So cute Maryjane...I want to come play at your house come the new year.