Christmas Candy Drum Neighbor Gift + Free Printable

I am excited to be participating in the My Sister’s Suitcase 12 Days of Christmas! There have been some really incredible projects that have represented each of the 12 days.
 I am the closer for the game so I got to create a project inspired by 12 Drummer’s Drumming! Although I can’t sing or play any instrument for the life of me, I can really appreciate music, especially Christmas music. I decided to create a neighbor gift inspired by the 12 Drummer’s Drumming.
 Neighbor gifts are so dang hard sometimes, but giving them a little Christmas drum filled with candy would be the perfect way to help your neighbors power through the holiday season. Here’s what you need to make your own…
*Paint can container (I found mine in the dollar section at Target)
*Glue Gun
First, take the handles off of your containers. They are now drums, not paint cans!
Cut your paper to the same height as your can. Stick the paper inside of your can to line it. Tape the ends of the paper together on the inside.
Put a little dot of hot glue on the can and put your ribbon on it. Do this on the top and the bottom of the can to create a zigzag design on the can. 
Go around 2 times so that your zigzags overlap and create an X pattern on your drum.
Fill your drums up with candy!
Print off the printable tag for your drums.
Glue the tag onto your drum, front and center.
Now you have a cute, inexpensive gift to share with your friends, neighbors, or coworkers that takes little time and effort. That is my kind of gifting! 
Go check out the other awesome projects that were inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas!    

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  1. Shannah @ Just Us Four says

    This is really neat! I love neighbor gifts and like to try to find new ideas each year. Thanks for sharing this fantastic one.

  2. I love it Kenzie!! Such a great idea.

  3. This is one of my fav projects of the series!! I LOVE the mini drums and the printable is darling! Thanks for being part of our 12 Days of Christmas… Hope you can relax a little this weekend 🙂

  4. I love how you did the drum idea and made it an easy gift to pass on. Very creative!

  5. Kathy Penney says

    These are absolutely adorable! And so easy! Great job!

  6. Jen and Jared says

    These are darling and something unique too for a little gift. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says

    Great take on this–and super cute drums!

  8. I just included a link to this page as part of my 12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Kids page. Thanks for the great tutorial!


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