OK, got your attention with that title, nope not talking alcohol. I have sent a couple of these bottles out to Ms. Jen's darling little boys and she has posted them on her blog and as such I was asked if I would do a tutorial on them. They are fun to create and kids and even adults get a kick out of them. The best part is watching them stare at the bottle and wonder how you got "the stuff" in there. I never tell my secret, just let them figure it out on their own. I have made two bottles one for boys and one for girls. You can make these for all occassions and holidays. I have made golf, graduation, birthday, halloween, valentine, if you can think of it then put it in a bottle. LOL These are stuffed with goodies for Christmas. I went shopping at the $ store and Target $ spot, one of my two favorites places to find goodies for the bottles.
These two bottles are 2 litre soda bottles, but you can use anything. All you need is the bottle you are going to use a craft kinfe, and if you don't have that use one of those EXPENSIVE steak knives that is always fun and some adhesive remover.
Sometimes you are lucky and the label will come off quite easily, sometimes you have to soak it and then gently peel it. I use my goo-be-gone, to remove the adhesive from the bottle, give it a thorough wash inside and out and let it dry, if you can't wait once you open up the bottle you can use paper towels to dry the inside
I HAD A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS ON THESE BOTTLES
1. How do the little ones get the things out?
Once they finally figure out that the bottle is cut and the opening is under the label they just remove the tape and remove the items through the opening.
2. How much is the mail for one (roughly)?
The shipping costs depend on the weight and how it is shipped, I like to send priority but the bottles can also be shipped first class.
3. how big can you make the cut without compromising the bottle.
On a 2 litre bottle I usually make my cuts between 2 1/2 to 3 inches.