Thursday, May 03, 2007

Altered Frappuccino Box & Bottles


This is a fun and very quick set of instructions ladies... great for gifts!

1. Purchase your preferred flavor of frappuccinos. Then you can choose to drink them, clean the bottles, alter the bottles and fill them with goodies. Or you can simply alter the box and leave the bottles as is for someone else to enjoy.

*I will have my altered box (frappuccinos included) as a give away at my church crop. And separate altered bottles are going to be filled with different scrapping goodies such as metal letters, flowers, buttons and chipboard. Then ladies at the crop will have to guess how many pieces are in the bottles... whoever guesses closest to what I counted will win that bottle. :o)


2. Pick your paper and your embellishments.

* I chose Gabardine paper from Basic Grey's
Urban Couture line, I also planned to use logos from Starbucks cups and coffee beans.

3. Cut two sheets of paper to 5" x 10 1/8"

4. Temporarily stick one side of your paper down and trace the inside of your box onto the paper.

*Use one paper to help you cut the other.

5. Then cut four 2" x 8 3/4" strips to go on your bottles.

6. Ink the edges of your paper to give your project a more completed look.


7. Adhere the paper to your bottles by wrapping the paper around the bottle and gluing the two end edges together... no gluing to the bottle is necessary.

8. Adhere the paper to your box... matching the top edge, because if the bottom edge doesn't match up it will be less noticeable than the top.

9. Embellish as you wish.
*If you choose to use coffee beans I found that hot glue was the best thing to stick them on with, since they are greasy little suckers.





This only took me a couple hours from start to finish including notes and pics for you, so please don't be discouraged this is an easy one.

20 comments:

Wendy said...

WOW! That is so cute! You are very talented:o)

Jess said...

WOW -I LOVE these Carolyn!!! Thanks so much for the instructions and all the great photos! I will HAVE to try this sometime. That crop sounds so fun.

Haley said...

This is so cool! Thanks for the idea!

Bridget said...

WOW what an awesome idea!! Thanks for sharing it!! Bridget (now I HAVE to go and buy some Frapps because although I love them... I always feel guilty spending the money to buy them! Now I have a good recycle idea that will help me justify buying them! hehe)

Lisa said...

That is excellent. Thank you for showing the steps. I like both reading and seeing the steps.

Sally Bradley said...

I have never understood altering things before. Now I get!

Laura at My Quotidian Mysteries said...

You are so creative! How'd the party go? Hope it was fun!

Laura at My Quotidian Mysteries said...

Oops - right... on May 19th. Where was my brain? Anyway, hope your weekend was fun.

Karla said...

These are so cute! Thank you, again, for sharing instructions.

Deanna said...

Too cool! I'd like to link your post on my blog! If you don't want me to, email me and I will gladly remove it. This is something I'm going to love making for gifts! Thanks so much!
Have a wonderful day!

Rae said...

Wow, these are fantastic. I have a huge running list of "must trys" now thanks to your wonderful, non-threatening tutorials. I am a frapp addict and have so many of these bottles, I knew they'd be perfect for something. I'm going to try my hand at one for my mom for Mother's Day. Thanks so much for sharing these instructions! Have a wonderful week! =)

Rebecca said...

Very fun....does Starbucks know you are up to these tricks???!!!

sheri said...

I think this idea is so awsome! perfect for my daughter-in-law who loves her coffee's. such great directions also, girl u are so talented! wow thanks, God Bless, sheri

Sally Bradley said...

Carolyn, you've been tagged! Visit my blog for the details.

You can blame the people who tagged me! :D

jewlsntexas said...

What a neat idea!
I came here to invite you to join us again at the Scrap Happy meme at my blog. Things have gotten kind of lax as I was out of town for 3 weeks and then had a computer crash. I hope to get them up and running more swiftly now. I hope you will join us - and spread the word!

Laura Williams said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Donetta said...

What a nice idea Carolyn, very creative!

Amy said...

too cute! Those are great!
~Amy

patti said...

OMG these are so very cute...

susan said...

WOW!!! fantastic entries, even though I'm late voting. They are all so nice.