Some of you may have seen my guest post on Julie Ann Art's blog the other day. But if not, I thought I'd share it here. :)
My sister used to send us things like this all the time so when Julie asked me to share a DIY I knew just what I wanted to do! Did you know that you can fill a soda bottle with lots of goodies and ship it to someone?? :D Now you do and you're going to learn how. This doesn't just have to be a valentines thing, we used to get one at each Holiday!
2 liter Soda Bottle
Lots of small goodies
Scissors or a knife (be careful!)
Paper of your choosing
Step 1: Clean your soda bottle
No one wants your sticky left overs. Yuck. So wash it well and be sure to get all of the label/ glue off of the bottle. I was a little impatient and couldn't wait for mine to dry completely. So I stuck a towel inside, shook it around, and it worked like a charm!
Step 2: Pick your goodies
I just went to the dollar section at target and filled my basket. I was sending this to a family that had two little boys- hence the super-hero-non-valentine-goodies.
Step 3: Cut your bottle
Using scissors or a knife (be safe, ok?) cut a vertical hole in your bottle. This is how you're going to get all the goodies inside! Secret- revealed!
Step 4: Fill your bottle
I started with the larger items since they take up the most space. Then I added the small filler items last. When it's all in there place a piece of packing tape over the slit to keep everything inside.
Step 5: Decorate
I wanted to cover what was in the bottle as much as possible and give it a little something extra. So I cut a piece of paper to fit (about 6 inches high) and taped it around the bottle. I also taped the shipping label in place. I then covered everything that had paper- in tape. This will be going through the mail. You don't want it getting beat up. I also placed the lid back on tightly and taped it just to be safe.
Step 6: Ship
Take it to your local post office and it's on it's way! Some lucky person is getting a very fun package in the mail!!
P.S. Be sure to check back tomorrow morning for a Valentine- just for you!