My hubby is totally addicted to Snapple juices. He has an "in" at Walgreens and buys them by the case. I found a bunch of bottles hidden all over the house as I was straightening up the other day and just stuck a pencil into one and later on thought, "Hey, what if I put a flower in here?" So I put a fake dollar store job in and then, even later on I thought, "What if I do a bunch?" and then even later, "How can I make it a holiday-seasonal thing?" And then I passed out from exhaustion because it was about 2:00 in the morning. (Dumb steroids!) But the very next day, I got started! I found some vintage postcard images here. You could also find some at The Graphics Fairy (love her) or at this lovely site I only just discovered called, Free Pretty Things for You! I LOVE vintage images. They make me feel warm and nostalgic and sappy... well, except for the weird, psycho ones... but the good ones are soooooo good. I sized and printed them on cardstock; then cut them out.You can prepare the bottles by removing the label and thoroughly washing and drying them. Then, remove the date stamps with some nail-polish remover. I didn't bother to get the sticky stuff off the side because I was adhering the label anyway... might as well use it.
Proceed to the gluing stage by lightly rolling the postcard so it has a slight curve- the same as the bottle. Then glue and position it right over the already sticky part. Secure with rubber bands until dry.For the neck, I used thin strips of fabric but twine or ribbon would look equally cute. I used some gold shank buttons to bind the fabric and fastened it around the bottle. You could also just tie a knot.That was just about it. I made a bunch more, added the cheap-o flowers and voila! New 4th of July decorations for the house.
Here is what they look like in the house on top of the family room bookcases. I love them... cheap and easy, just the way I like it!
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