Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What to Do With Empty Thrive Cans

I am the Box Tops for Education Coordinator at my daughter's school. I wanted to encourage families to participate in this program without sending out annoying reminder emails. Solution: put "Box Top Banks" in each classroom. My growing collection of empty #10 and Pantry cans have been repurposed!

I removed the label from each can and rinsed it out. My daughter and I used a hot glue gun to attach scrapbook papers and embellishments to the cleaned cans.

Many parents collect their Box Tops at home in zipper bags. The #10 cans are large enough to hold quite a few full zipper bags.

Parents will be able to take a pantry can home, then send it back with their child once the can is full. To encourage parents to trim the Box Tops, I will cut a slit in the top for them to fit through.

If you would like to make box top banks for your child's school, feel free to contact me and I will email you a .pdf document for the lid inserts!


  1. What a fabulous idea! I've thrown out way to many cans lately. Good for you for finding a way to put them to use!

  2. I just think they are also perfect for gifts - especially when you are not in the mood to go to the store to buy a not-that-ugly gift bag for under $5.

    I will for sure use them for the upcoming holidays and especially for those holiday gift exchange games like white elephant :)

  3. What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. I will def do this for us at home and see if my sons teacher would like any.


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