Thursday, September 5, 2013

Chocolates filled Soda Bottle :)

As Trumpet Section Leader in our school's marching band, my son, a Senior, chose 3 incoming freshman as his "fish". These are freshman that show a lot of promise not only in playing their trumpets but also in having a good and positive attitude towards band.  Unfortunately, one of them had to have braces and decided to quit band while another fractured his hip while running and he too had to quit band. That left my son with only one boy left.  Last Friday, was our first high school football game of the season (we won 49-0 ~ Go Oilers!) and it is customary for the Seniors to give their "fish" a little gift of appreciation.  We decided to go with an oldie but still a goodie - a chocolate and gum filled 2 litre bottle of soda and since this boy enjoys Mountain Dew, we went with one of those ...

I cut out a trumpet using my cricut and used it for a tag, but in the end my son thought it looked a little too girly with the twirly ribbons so we took it off.

Here is a better view of all that was inside.  These are fun and pretty easy to make.
For quick set of instructions, read on ...
Take a 2 litre bottle of soda, drink up, rinse and dry.
Carefully remove the label in one piece.  Do not discard as you will need it to put over the bottle again.   Most of the time it is pretty simple to remove as it is just glued along one seam.
Cut a trap door in the middle of the bottle in the shape of a U, large enough to allow you to put your goodies inside but remember to stay within the limits of the label.
Fill the bottle with whatever goodies you want and use shredded paper to fill in the gaps.
Use packaging tape to glue the trap door shut.
Replace label, glue it down along the seam and voila!
You're all done, now let the fun begin :-)
This is all I have for you today. I hope you enjoyed the time you spent visiting.
Till next time,
Happy Crafting!


  1. This looks so good.
    A nice idea I will remember for "you never know"
    I am sure the fishis liked it very much.

  2. What a cool idea! Love the trumpet tag. Great job!
    Lots of Hugs,


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