Monday, January 2, 2012

We are Recycling at Card for Men

Recycle project
Starting 2012 out right, our Challenge #1 at Cards for Men is “RECYCLING”. 
These were Frappuccino bottles that you can buy at the store. They look like this after you drink the Frappuccino and most people put them in the garbage. I save mine because you can put so many things in them and give them as gifts.
Recycle project CFM 2012
recycle project 1
I really can’t tell you how I cover the carton because I just measure it and cut out what I need and glue the card stock. The Paper I used is from DCWV The at home stack. Cut 1.50 inch strips about 10 inches long to go around the bottles, I used Martha Steward linked trim to go on top of the strips and weaved gold or blue ribbon in and out of each linked trim. The circles punch out 2 for each bottle are Stamp’in up 1.75 inch, and the scalloped punch out 2 for each bottle is 1.50 inch. Used .25 inch ribbon to go a round the bottle caps. I add the Fleur De Lis, I had them in my stash. They both where charms but I filed off the loop on the ones I add to the scalloped circle. I thought they would work nice because our last name is St Martin.
recycle project top
This is what I did to the tops. These work so nice for gifts because you can add different kinds of candy, bath salts, sewing things, put felt in the bottom and use them to hold all kinds of things. Just depends on how you decorate the bottles. If you give them a try let me know I would love to see what you do.

Start:  2 January 2012
End:   15 January 2012
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Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had wonderful Holidays.
Hugs, Patricia


Nannieflash said...

Wow Patricia what a fabulous idea, and Ive no doubt the contents will be soon eaten. I also want to wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year. hugs Shirleyxxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i saw this at the challenge and never made the connection. my brain is fading - LOL. this is fabulous!

i check up on you even if i don't leave a comment, so i know you're OK.

wishing you a truly blessed new year.

hugs :)

Renkata said...

Such an awesome idea Pat.
Love it.

Michelle B. said...

Wow, what an amazing creation! Fab idea, the whole package looks incredible! Happy New Year!

Linda Palmer said...

Great job on altering the bottles. I think it would be hard to make them for men but you seem to have the perfect recipe for doing it as these are fabulous.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Just wanted to pop in and wish you a Happy New Year.
Hope your doing well and taking care of yourself.
Hugs sweetie

Marie Gamber said...

Just beautiful Pat! I love what you did with the bottles! I hope you are having a great start for the new year!!!! Take care, my friend!

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous idea. The bottles look great.

ERICA said...

This is SO cool! I don't drink Frapuccino, so I'll have to come up with something else, but these are just so fantastic!

julieprice3 said...

Great idea Pat, I have some jars that will be just perfect to recycle, nicely done!
hugs Julie P

Kym Weber said...

These are just a fabulous idea! Especially for bath salts, candy, etc! Love it! Guess I have to buy some Cappucinno bottles to create some wonderful bottles like you did! You definitely rock!

Rae said...

What wonderful recycled gift holders! Love everything about this!

Lorraine said...

These are so cool, Patricia! What a great idea!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Wonderful idea. I have some of these not knowing what to do with them....thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie said...

These are great!! Your son will love all that candy! :)
I don't drink this stuff... (hate coffee!!) ...but I bought some for my daughter so I could have the jars to keep my flowers for cards and scrapping. :)