Now you can search our entire
site for a specific topic in the box below!
Submit search form
Canned Southern Sunshine
My first Christmas as a new bride was spent in Key West,
Florida. While we roasted in the heat, northern relatives froze, so
we sent them a can of Florida sunshine. It was commercially
produced, just an empty can with a yellow "Sunshine" label and had a hook
on it to hang on the Christmas tree. It was a litle gaudy but it
brought laughs. Here's my version...
Open a soup can with a safety can opener that removes
the top entirely with no sharp edges. Remove the label and clean
the can out.
Fill the can with lemon drops. It is probably a
good idea to first put the lemon drops in a plastic bag for protection
from any glue.
Carefully glue the top back onto the can. Be
careful in case the opener left any sharp places.
Trim across the top and bottom of the below label.
Fold the top and bottom each down about 3/8" or whatever is necessary to
fit the can.
Wrap label around the can and glue down along the back
Hope you enjoy... especially when your friends ponder how
you got the "sunshine" into the can!
Print label 2-up here.
My DH didn't quite get the lemon drops and "pucker" part
so the below link is to labels for an empty can with only the sunshine
Print 2-up here -
for can without lemon drops