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Old 09-24-2009, 12:31 PM   #15
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Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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you can also make "craft in a bottle". fill a big frapp bottle with layers of ribbon, brads, buttons, small stamps and then tie ank inkspot on to the bottle as a 'tag' or kids' crafts in a bottle- pom poms, stickers, wiggly eyes, foamies, etc...
mani/pedi in a bottle (well, 2 bottles)- 1 bottle holds a nice foot soak, scrub or lotion, the other bottle holds toe seperators, a mini emery board, a mini nail polish and a few of those individually-wrapped nail polish remover towelettes. Fill in empty space with shredded paper.
you could make one for kids and fill it with money.... lots and lots of $1 bills (you can fold them into fancy shapes, like origami money). $20 seems like so much more in singles LOL at least to a kid.... and you could make that one into a bank bottle (cut a coin slit in the lid)
you can do a theme, like use Pirate stamps, and fill the bottle with yellow m&ms or gold-foil covered chocolate coins. (At Hannukah, these are called Gilt, and most big stores have them). Stamp a little devil or a dragon and fill with red hots (cinnamon drops).
I have seen people make frapp bottles and fill them with pet treats- cat, dog, even saw one with birdseed once. Might be nice for a pet lover, or that person we all know who feeds all the neighborhood strays and birds...
heres the thing- you don't want to spend tons of money on these LOL so look through your stamps and supplies first, then match up the candy or treats you need to fill the bottle... otherwise you may find a good price on dog treats only to discover you have no pet-themed supplies to craft with. LOL i would do that, save ten cents on cat treats and need $40 in supplies to make a bottle :P
you can fill them with just about anything. Do you want to make 4-packs, 2-packs (theres templates for these sized carriers on scs), or just a single bottle as a gift? With 4 packs, usually you would put seperate things in each bottle, like 1 red candy, 1 green candy, 1 chocolate, 1 marshmallows... with a single bottle you can layer things, and a single big bottle might be nice to say, surprise the mailman or your kid's teacher with.
-laura s
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