Aren't these little bottles, with their coordinating decorative straws, awesome?!? As soon as I saw them, my mind started racing with the possibilities. Pool parties, baby showers, birthday parties, bridal showers, stocking stuffers, classroom gifts...oh so many occasions, celebrations and seasons to play with, and so many digis in our shop that one could use to customize each set with!
For each bottle/straw combo, Melissa first made a straw from scratch by rolling a piece of 1.5- by 12-inch patterned paper. She then dipped the straw into melted paraffin to make it waterproof. When they wax had cooled (not long with paraffin!), she topped it with a popped up butterfly image from the "Caity Caterpillar" digi set.
Melissa garnished the bottle with a shiny gold tag, embellished with a layered image and sentiment from the "Grillin' & Chillin'" digi set.
This shape of bottle (and many others) can often be purchased pretty inexpensively at the craft store. Alternately, recycled Prima Paper Flowers(TM) or Starbucks(TM) bottles work perfectly. An altogether easy and adorable project with which to celebrate that last bit of summer...or any other fun occasion, don't you think? Thanks for another great idea, Melissa! :-)