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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Repurpose Cream Soda Bottles into a fun Valentines gift

Sometimes coming up with a fun and creative gift for the hubby can be hard....
So I hit the grocery store because the way to a guys heart is through is stomach RIGHT?!

I took a case of Cream Soda bottles and without making it to "girly" I
decorated it for the hubby for a fun gift that I am sure he will love to snack on!
This is going to be fun to give to him while he is at work for all to see....and hopefully tease :)



Here is the before:
*Cream Soda bottles are clear, so pick those if you want him to see the snacks inside,
if not you can use Root Beer Bottles.
*Empty, wash and dry the bottles well, make sure to keep the bottle caps
*I spray painted the inside of the cardboard case just to hide the yellow, once dry you can decorate it with paper.  I used spray adhesive because it drys faster and works well with paper.
*Then decorate the bottles with paper and ribbon.  I added little tags with a funny saying on each bottle and (because my hubby is a type 1 diabetic) I filled the bottles with his favorite snacks and put the carb amount for each snack on the back side of the tag to make it easier for him as he snacks.


And the After:
What good man wouldn't love this!?
I know mine will!!
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69 comments:

Baking Momma said...

I absolutely love that idea. It seems easy enough where I can let my twelve year old make them for his daddy and papa. Thanks for the great idea!

Jenna said...

SO who gets to drink all that yummy soda? ;)

Jenna said...

Forgot to tell you that this idea is really cute!

{Linds} said...

Ribbit! I LOVE it!!! SOOO CUTE and Something affordable!! Thanks!!

The Georges said...

Super cute Idea! Love it!

Megan {ShabbyBlogs} said...

This is such a clever idea! I love it, Becca!

Jamielyn said...

So cute! I want to make these!

Rowberry Family said...

way cute and those other guys at the bank are gonna be SO JELOUS!

Leslie said...

So cute! I made root beer reindeer for Christmas gifts, but I am so excited about this! Thanks for the great idea!

Kellie said...

Cute idea, I will be making this one!

Julie Bagamary said...

Very cute!

Karen said...

Very Cute! I'll be posting this on Sarchix.com on Feb 1st! Thanks for sharing.

Gena said...

Cute. I love the V-day theme. I've seen this idea used as a Father's Day gift too. I love it!

B : ) said...

This is great. I just love it! You decorated everything so nicely that it looks like it was made that way. The thought of it being reused doesn't even present itself.

Why don't you come on over to my blog and visit a while

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

This is FANTASTIC I am so so excited to go see what else you have done yeay!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

so cute! I will be featuring this!

Melanie said...

Great idea. My husband would love this too! ALthough, he would be totally put out if he didn't get to drink the soda first :)

Sew Fun! said...

okay, this is totally the cutest, most unique gift idea i've seen for Love Day. this is also a really versatile idea that can be used for teacher gifts at holidays...love this! thanks so much for sharing!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Super cute! I've been wanting to do something with those awesome glass soda bottles and carrier! I love your version!
Rebecca of the R&W Gals

fawnda said...

What a great and fun idea! I love the soda bottle look! Yours turned out SO CUTE!

bec4 said...

So cute, I'd love it if you linked these up to my linky party!

Andrea Elizabeth said...

great idea! Thanks so much! I had to blog about it!

Lori said...

Im totally going to have to borrow this idea! i'm book marking this one!

Thanks for joining my party Get your craft on Thurs. I hope you join me next week. Mr. Linky disappeared for a while tonight I thought I lost all of my guest, but it finally came back. I will not be using Mr. Linky anymore!

Tiffany said...

I will be sharing this next week on mypetitepurse.blogspot.com. It's a great gift idea.

thanks!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

I'm so making this and featuring, of course!

debilyn said...

SUCH a fabulous idea...I love it!!

Sherri said...

This is such a great idea! Love it! Thanks!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

very clever and creative!
gail

Heidi Ferguson said...

Wow...it's been awhile since I've seen an idea so cute and so un-thought-of, I was kinda floored for a second! It's so easy but genius! P.S. I also love the name of your blog, it's so true. Nap time is the time when our arts and crafts come out to play! I would love if you would visit my new blog, honeybearlane.blogspot.com. Thanks!

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

oh wow i am so thrilled kari sent me over
it is fabulous to meet you!
i love this idea so much!
i know my hubby would get such a kick out of it!
many blessings
patricia

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I am SOOO doing this for work...individual valentines, complete with a carrying case! LOVE IT!

Marci Coombs said...

I'm new to your blog and LOVE this idea. I linked to it over from my blog...hope you don't mind!

http://www.marcicoombs.com/joemarcicoombs/Blog/Blog.html

Keep up the cute stuff!!!

Patti said...

I love this idea...I can also imagine this for Christmas, Halloween...ideas are endless...great post!

Kristi at Spend Less and Save More said...

Great idea! I have linked you to my Sunday Savings: Valentine's Day post!

The Girl Creative said...

I just found you via somewhat simple and wanted to invite you to join "just something i whipped up" every monday at The Girl Creative. :) Such a cute project. Adding you to my blog list. :)

Stef said...

Love it!

vanessa said...

I love a good repurposing craft! I just repurposed some baby wipe packaging to make some fun valentines. Here's the link:
http://www.sillyeaglebooks.com/2010/01/homemade-knock-knock-valentines-for.html

I"d love for you to stop by and see them. :)

Tami said...

Adorable idea!!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

This is so totally cute. It's so hard to do something for guys. This really works.

Laura said...

LOVE that idea!!! Do you have the labels you made for the bottles saved somewhere? If so, I would LOVE a copy of them!

Thanks!

Laura

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Simply Stunning said...

What a great idea!! This is definitely something I would love to do for my boyfriend! I hope you don't mind me sharing on my blog! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us! :)

simplystunning.blogspot.com

Sharon Haynie said...

What a great idea! I'm using this for my activity day girls to give to our bishopric for Valentines Day to show our appreciation for all they do for us!

junkermidge said...

Oh what an adorable idea! I love it!
Midge

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

You can do so much with this idea!

I was thinking about making the lables on my computer and was wondering if you could tell me the size I should make them in inches.

Im thinking about doing this as an activity days project.

Rowberry Family said...

It is MUCH cheaper to just go buy the bottles at the grovery store or where ever, I ws at the thrift store the other day anbd they were selling old dirty coke bottles for $3 each and a whole set with the box for $10 WOAH!

Natalie said...

SUPER CUTE IDEA.....Just had to share with my readers www.simpleexpressionsllc.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

This is so cute...even for the manliest of men! I wanted to let you know that I am sharing your ideas with my blog readers at www.girlfriendswithgrace.blogspot.com. Thanks for sharing!!

Michelle

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

These are ADORABLE! I'm in charge of an activity this week for church- I think I'll make these. Thanks for linking to 30days!!

Mommy Jenny said...

I love this and so want to do it for my husband! Just curious though, was it at all difficult to get the treats out of the bottles?

nap time journal said...

MOMMY JENNY- just pick smaller treats and then there is no problem with them coming out. I did put raspberry sticks in one bottle just because they are a favorite of my hubby's, I am sure those will be a little harder to get out but all the other snacks fall right out :) Have fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Jodi said...

So cute - how did you get the caps back on? (sorry if thats a dumb question!)

nap time journal said...

JODI- the caps on these bottles just twisted right back on. I am not sure about other brands :)

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

patricia said...

i found this tutorial on u create and had to give it a try!!

it was so fun to make and my hubby loved it! thanks!! my version

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

saw you on tatertots and jello- super pretty presentation! i never thought of spray painting the base so you can't see the original packaging, dunno why it never occurred to me hehe, thanks for the inspiration!! :D

Jana said...

Fun idea!!

Come enter for a free paper bead necklace from Heart Strings for Orphans!

http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/gifts-that-give-back-heart-strings.html

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

What a cute and fun Valentine idea! I'm thinking i might have to do this! I hope you'll come share this super great idea at the craft catwalk today!
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/01/craft-catwalk-11.html

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

How do you take the tops off and put them back on again looking so pretty? Mine get all bent and ruined when I take them off. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

The Clark Clan said...

I randomly came across your blog and saw this and am in L♥VE with it! I can't wait to attempt this for my husband. :] But I have to ask just like Ashlee@ Topsy Turvey did, "how did you put the tops back on?"

nap time journal said...

Luckily, the tops just screwed right back on. Just be careful as you twist them off the first time, so they don't get all wacky-like on ya :) Don't use any kind of opener.....that will bend the tops.

Hope that helps!!

The Clark Clan said...

Thank you! :]

I will def link up to your blog after I attempt this so you can see what I came up with.

Semalee said...

Found you from Tater Tots and Jello and You have so many great ideas!!! I'm so glad I found you!

Semalee @ Nailing Jello to a Tree

Brooke said...

Very hip! We linked you today on Hip to Clip:

http://hiptoclipcoupons.blogspot.com/2011/01/month-of-valentines-valentine-treat.html

Brittany @ My Decoupaged Life said...

My husband would love this, though I would probably fill his with different kinds of nuts because that's more his thing. He's kind of crazy :). Anyway, just so you know, I featured you over on my Saturday Show Off! Hope you check it out!
http://www.mydecoupagedlife.com/2012/01/show-off-saturday-valentines-projects.html

once-sydney said...

I was going through the One Pretty Thing archives and found this and it is just so perfect! Thank you so much for the idea!

Robin said...

I've already started this for this Valentine's Day! my boyfriend is a sports fan, so I made sure to fill one with sunflower seeds ;) thanks for the great idea!!

Robin said...

I've started this project for this V - Day! I filled one with sunflower seeds for my Sports loving bf :) great idea!

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