Monday, May 16, 2011

LIVE laugh LOVE Milk Bottles-DIY

Oh...I love love love these! I CAN NOT lie! And they are a fairly easy DIY creation. Clicking though blogland I stumbled upon this idea at Kindness Matters. Tracy did such a great job and I loved her bottles at first sight. Sooo~~>I made my own "redefining" them a tad. Thanks Tracy for the wonderful inspiration! I love how your bottles turned out!

*here are MY bottles...I had to post the pic up here so that the pic showed up in the blog reel. Anyone know how to choose which picture I want to show up?*

Here are her white bottles
embellished just right
 and topped with super cute ribbon:

Photo belongs to Kindness Matters.

If you haven't already guessed...these are frappucino bottles. Purchased in a 4 pack and filled with YUM-O flavored coffee inside. They are kind of spendy but a girl has to do what a girl has to do! =)

So here's what I did to "redefine" 'em:
Washed 'em of course. Lids too.

Then I put some Divine White paint inside with a tiny bit of water. I turned the bottles slowly until the interior was coated well. I poured the extra paint out and into a cup. I waited and waited and waited for the excess to flow out. But only until I was happy with how much had ran out and then called it good! I set them outside to dry. It took all day.
In the meantime, I spray painted the lids using Rustoleum's Textured Dark Brown. How stinkin' fun is that paint?? I also used it HERE on a set of decorative DIY jars.

I wrapped the neck of one bottle with hemp and tied the other two with burlap strips. No rhyme or reason as to how much hemp or how wide of strips. Just went with it! ;)

Then, I created an Up Words & On Words vinyl design and used my Silhouette to cut the lettering in Turquoise. I placed the vinyl on the bottles, put the lids back on and
 BAM! Cute-ness x3.

Whattaya think?
I {LOVE} them!

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  1. WOW!!! Love how they turned out! I know I've got some old bottles lying around, just need to hunt them down, and get to repurposing them into something spectacular! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love these! I haven't visited your blog in a few days and I've noticed you've been busy! Now, I'm going to check out your other new projects. You have such great ideas!!

  3. Squealing over here!!!!!!! This is SO SO SO great! I never thought of painting the INSIDE of the bottles! I am SO doing this and will reference back to you! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Carri, these turned out great. What a great project and thanks for using Rust-Oleum! Keep up the fantastic work!

    - Rust-Oleum Scott

  5. These are SO awesome! I think you did a great job-x3!:) Painting them from the inside is such a great tip! Thanks for sharing! I love blogging cause it lets you meet such creative, fun people! Following you now!

  6. Those are so adorable! I have wanted to paint a few of my glass things here, but didn't know how easy it was to put the paint INSIDE! I really need to get a Silhouette soon before all of my creative juices start trickling out and I forget all of them :) I always go to all of the festivals and such and look at all of these crafts and want to buy them when I can just make them for half the price LOL!

  7. Love this idea, you are genius!

  8. I love them...I want a silhoutte so bad...I've been wanting a monogram vinyl letter and can not find one anywhere...after seeing these adorable bottles I might have to beg hubby a little

  9. These are so darn stinkin cute! I love that they are frappachino bottles and the brown tops really add that little something extra! These would be so cute in so many different places in my house - now I gotta make some :).

  10. I LOVE this idea! I have a 4 pack at home I bought on the Target deal this week that I just might have to paint up too! Thanks for sharing! (And I'm your newest follower!)

  11. These are so great! You did a wonderful job! I am def going to do this with seaside inspired words. So glad I did this linky party, it is my first. I am following you now, would love if you would come say hi as well.


  12. These are darling- what a great re-use! I host a party on Fridays if you would like to come share these pretties sometime! :)

  13. These turned out so stinkin' cute!! Love the blue lettering, but I'm obssessed with blue lately. :-)

  14. Super CUTE!! I'm pinning this so I can COPY it at a later date:-)

  15. So great! My husband is obsessed with these frappucinos, and the little bottles are so cute that I hate just putting them in the recycling bin. A wonderful way to reuse - thanks so much for sharing!

    MJ @ MD School Mrs.

  16. Very great! I collect those bottles too. Only I haven't thought of doing a craft like this with them. I usually decorate them at Christmas time and put dry ingredients in them for cookie mixes or something else. Sometimes I just put candy-canes down in them. But I really like what you've done here. I know I have plenty of empty ones up in the cupboard so I should give this idea a try sometime! I also like to use them as photography props.

  17. Ok,I have never seen anything cuter than these!!! I LOVE milk bottles anyway, but these are over the top!!! But now I need vinyl lettering...I think you sell it right? I am following you from Fun-day Friday now and would love for you to stop by my blog too! :)

  18. Hi! Visiting from DIY Showoff.
    These are soooooo cool! I love the way they came out!
    I'll have to try this sometime.

  19. What a coincidence! I just put up those words in our bathroom this weekend. Thanks for sharing this awesome post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  20. FANTASTIC idea - I am definitely going to try this
    Thanks for sharing

  21. These came out so fab and I love the choice of wording. The little burlap ties add the perfect touch!

  22. So cute! They are the perfect little thing for the kitchen :)

  23. Adorable! Stopping by from the Lettered Cottage DIY party. I would love for you to come link up to my party too, going on all week!
    And be sure to enter my giveaway too!

  24. i LOVE these! great job! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  25. I just found you too! I have the same background on my blog! We must both be wonderful..hee, hee!

    I'm gonna go check things out. I LOVE your bottles...might have to make one with JOY on it. Come visit me at Pine Needle Hill. I am a brand new blogger :)
    Hugs from Iowa,
    Michelle at Pine Needle Hill

  26. Super cute....I love the turqoise and brown!!

  27. You've been featured at Designer Garden today =)

  28. what kind of paint did you use? please email at