Jelly Bean Bottle

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Supplies:
Recycled Glass BottlePlastic Bottle CapsRibbonChalkboard LabelsChalk

Pre-cut Flowers

Rhinestone Stickers

Glue Dots

Glue Gun

Candy

Are you looking for a fun, easy project…nice party favor for your guests?  The Recycled Candy Bottle is just the right item for you.  It’s like the perfect union – joining together the environmentally conscience & creative crafter.

I don’t drink sodas often; however, when I need a strong jolt, my pick-me-upper soda is the “Red Rock Ginger Ale”.  It’s so strong…it usually takes me a day or two to gulp down the entire soda.  OMG, this ale is good for any ailments – upset tummy, headache, cramps and the list goes on…

Before you trash the bottle, think R-E-C-Y-C-L-E, please.  Yes, the bottle has endless uses.  Today, we’ll be using the bottle to make a fun Jelly Bean Candy Bottle.

Action Steps:

– Overnight soak the bottle in warm, soapy water.

– Next day, peel off all labels.  Try to peel the entire label off in one pull.

– With warm, soapy water – remove the glue residue from the bottle.

– Apply chalkboard label to desired placement on the bottle.

– Outline the chalkboard label with rhinestone stickers.

– Add ribbon to the neck of your bottle.  Any type of design to your liking… In this tutorial, we used the “scrungy” design, which requires the use of a hot glue gun.  Apply a small dot of hot glue, directly to the bottle.  Place open end of the ribbon on the glue. Place your finger on the 1/2 inch mark of the ribbon.  Apply another small dot of hot glue.  Place the ribbon on the bottle at the 1/2 inch mark.  Repeat hot glue – ribbon application, until the ribbon covers the neck of the bottle.  Cut off access ribbon.

– Add pre-cut flower to the ribbon.

– Add a rhinestone sticker to the center of the flower.

– If the bottle inside of the bottle is completed dry, add your favorite candies – jelly beans, skittles, reese’s pieces, nerds, lemon-heads, etc.

– Twist the plastic bottle cap on, tightly

– Write a message on the chalkboard label.

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock – There you have it, Your Recycled Jelly Bean Bottle.   Recycle conscious. Candy enthusiast. Crafter extraordinaire.

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