Thursday, June 4, 2009

water bottle tag drink holder thingamajig

Boy, I should really figure out a name for these creations that I'm about to show you, but I've got nothin'! I've heard them called water bottle life vests...and that's pretty cute!

Some of you have been asking, so I (finally) pulled through and here is my tutorial for the water bottle tags I've showcased a few times on my blog. I need to give credit to my friend Andrea who got me hooked on these little cuties after she made them for a baby shower we co-hosted together. After she made them for the shower, I ended up making some for Mikayla's birthday party.

And, because I always enjoy making something new... Just for you, I made a completely different one to share as my tutorial.

I'm going to list the materials I used, but obviously you can adapt this to what you have in your crafting supplies (all of the products are Stampin' Up! - surprise! surprise!) And I'm going to share a lot of step by step instructions just to be sure I covered it all!

**note SU! = Stampin' Up!
- SU! Certainly Celery cardstock
- SU! Rose Red cardstock
- SU! Whisper White cardstock
- SU! Regal Rose Designer Series cardstock
(I'm not going to lie...I'm hooked on the coordinating papers that Stampin' Up! has to's so easy to match the colors and actually KNOW they go together)
- 2" scalloped punch
- 1 3/4" circle punch
- 1 3/8" circle punch
- SU! dimensionals
- 1/8" hole punch
- SU! Regal Rose ink pad
- SU! stamp from the Seeing Spots stamp set (this set is actually retiring...go take a look at all of the great SU! products that we're saying goodbye to and let me know if you're interested in anything - nice sales pitch, huh? *wink*)
- paper cutter
- adhesive
- pencil
- small brads (I chose silver)

Step 1: Measure your base color (Rose Red) 2-1/4" x 7-3/4". Score (or fold) 2" on each end. One flap goes up and one flap goes down.

Step 2: Measure and trim your coordinating designer paper (Regal Rose) to fit inside the larger part.

Step 3: Stamp your image on white and punch it out using the 1-3/8" punch.

Step 4: Using your coordinating color (Certainly Celery), punch out a scalloped circle and 1-3/4" circle using your punches. Adhere the stamped image onto the 1-3/4" punched circle.

Step 5:
Adhere the scalloped circle to the top part of the strip of paper (the part that will fold down and go over the water bottle). If you're going to do it the perfectionist way, mark a little bit of an outline of the 1-3/8" circle on the scalloped circle to know where to punch.

Step 6: Line up your 1-3/8" circle punch on the penciled outlines and punch through.

It should look like this...

Step 7:
Fold up the other end of the paper and using your 1/8" hole punch, punch a hole on either side near the top of the fold. This is where your brads will go.

Step 8: Feed the brads through each hole.

Step 9: Place one dimensional on the back of the circle with the stamped image so that it will stick out a bit and place it on the empty space.

Step 10: Place the top over your water bottle, add a Crystal Light packet, and you're finished!

from Mikayla's birthday party

the one my friend made for the baby shower

The ideas for the cuteness factor are endless!

If you need to know more about all of the fun products I showcased...don't hesitate to ask!!


Sarah said...

Yes, this is the cutest thing ever. Will have to start now for my August 1st party :) This would be a great teacher appriciation gift if you had lots of teachers to gift. So SO so cute! If you were my Stampin' Up consultant I would buy way too much stuff!

Kelli said...

That was an EXCELLENT tutorial. I am going to make these for my Stampin Up party. I love them. Thanks so much, they are adorable.

Dawn said...

Thank you so much!! I've wanted to know how to make these. I think it would be great for teacher appreciation next year. Thanks again for taking the time to show us this.

Melissa said...

The water bottles are very cute!

Shelby said...

Thanks for the step by step guide, I can't wait to make these!

Rhonda said...

Thanks for coming through my friend! Love them! I will be making these in the near future!!!
Thanks again!! ;o)

Sarah said...

Too cute!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

These are GREAT!! Thanks for showing us how to make them!!


Heather said...

thanks for posting this! it looks way easier than I expected, too!

Michie said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! Maybe this is a project you can present for one of your summer Stampin' Up parties!

Controlling My Chaos said...

What a cute, cute idea. Thank you.

Pamela OConnor said...

This is exactly what I was looking for! I needed instructions to make 20+ of these for a scrapbook retreat this coming weekend. TFS!

Doodles said...

I love this idea. I am going to do this for the kids in my daycare with a bit of a twist I am going to put their names on it and then laminate to help keep their bottles seperate.

Sarah said...

Thanks for a great project idea! I just cased it for my June stampers club... I posted the ones we made on my blog with a link to your post. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Found the fabulous idea on Pinterest!! I'm featuring friday in my Darling Day!!

Unknown said...

Wish I could buy exactly those 3 cutters. They are just the ones I would need for SOO many things

Sarah said...

What a great idea!

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Life and Knits said...

Thanks for this! Love his tutorial. I need to make these for an event and I'm so excited your instructions were really simple and easy to follow. Have a great day!


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