Saturday, September 21, 2013

Recycling Project: Halloween Treat Bottle


While admiring Marie Gamber's blog site, The Joy of Cards and Papercrafting (http://thejoyofcards.blogspot.com/), I saw a really cool way to turn a plastic drink bottle into a treat container.  My version does not look anything like the one I saw on Marie's site, but I am pleased that the result was a quick, low-cost, and unique treat container.

 I sketched on the bottle with a permanent marker the place where I planned to cut the opening.  (See photo.) It was easy work to cut the window (leave one side attached) in the clean plastic drink bottle using a craft knife.  Then you can fill the bottle with shredded paper (from Ben Franklin Crafts) and candy (or other treats).  Next, to cover the window, I cut a label from some Tim Holtz Halloween paper and adhered it to the bottle with Merikan double stick tape.  Luckily, I found a sticker in my stash that just fit the top of the bottle, but you could easily punch out a circle from a scrap of Halloween card stock.  For the caution tag, a Martha Stewart sticker was attached to a piece of red card stock and cut into a tag shape.  A beige reinforcement ring (made using punches), ribbon and twine completed the look of a spooky Halloween treat bottle.
I hope you'll give this recycling project a try.  It is a good, quick and inexpensive way to make treat holders for other occasions too. By the way, for those of you who are wondering who won the witch clear stamp...it was Shirley N., Stampin For The Fun Of It, (http://stampinforthefunofit.blogspot.com/).  No one actually said they wanted the stamp and other goodies; so I decided that since Shirley was the first to comment, she was the winner.  Either no one really reads blog posts completely or everyone was too polite to say they wanted to win the prize.  Anyway, congrats Shirley.....your prize is on the way to you. Stay tuned for more surprise giveaways.

9 comments:

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh, I love this idea. Must keep it in mind. It would make a nice gift or favor. Have a fun and crafty weekend.

Creations by Shirl said...

Love your upcycle and this would be fun for party favors.. TFS, enjoy your wonderful weekend!

Shirley N said...

I did read your entire post Lynn, but was too shy to say "I want/need that witch", lol. Thank you so much for the win! Now I get to CASE your wonderful treat box!

TFS another great Halloween creation. This is quite different and any recipient would love something like this! Love all the embellies you put on it, too. Great job, thanks for the inspiration Lynn!

Cheryl M. Alipio said...

Great idea! I enjoy reading your blogs and I too was too shy to say I want....

Leanne said...

Hey Lynn!
Hope you are doing well.
Wow, this is awesome! I use a lot of water bottles so being able to recycle them in to cool Halloween projects like yours is awesome. It also will give me a chance to use up some Halloween paper scraps. Great share!
^.^

Kim Yu said...

This is a really cool idea! We all have lots of these bottles at home! Very inspiring!

yyam said...

How fun! I love this idea!

Handmade Cuties said...

This is something I believe I can manage...it's such a super idea!

Cheryl said...

Great idea Lynn!!! Love how you decorated it. I couldn't even tell you did a cut out to get everything in the bottle.