Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cool down fashion-

It's starting to warm up A LOT outside and so my friends, It's that time...time to stay hydrated. When ever I leave the house I always try to carry a bottle of water and another bottle of iced tea with me- It keeps me hydrated and helps to save on money so I don't have to buy a drink when I'm out and about. I recently stumbled upon a stainless steel bottle at the dollar tree and knew it would be perfect to carry along to store my iced cold beverages this summer (and better yet, knew it would be fun to dress up a bit ;). I just added some chalkboard vinyl that I cut out with my cricut and of course some bling and in an instant I had a fun and unique water bottle. I thought it would be fun to get D. one too so we can leave each other love notes on the chalk board vinyl :) (cheesy I know but fun never the less).

I also needed a little gift for a friend of mine so I thought it would be cute to make one for her with her monogram- So cute :)

Such a fun personalized gift! A fun extra to add to the gift is one of those ice cube trays that makes the long skinny ice cubes to put inside water bottles (I found those at the dollar tree too)

Another girl friend of mine had mentioned that she was looking for a plastic cup with a straw and I wanted to give her a little thank you gift for taking some pics. of M recently so I found one and added her monogram with bling to that too. When I found her cup I got myself one and settled on adding a crown to mine (big surprise I know). These plastic glasses can be found at Cost Plus for $6.99 and at Costco/ 3 for $18.99 (the ones I used were from Cost Plus...I just saw the Costco ones the other day).

If you are looking for a quick gift these are great!!! A few of my girlfriends who have seen mine are going to make them for end of the year teacher gifts- If you still need a teacher gift these would be great :)


Heather - said...

That's totally cute! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Cute, cute, the chalkboard vinyl! I've never used it but now that I've seen yours.... I NEED some!

thanks for linking up with us over at The CSI Project.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I LOVE your stuff!

I don't have a cricket. Would you consider cutting and selling some crowns?? If you want, please contact.


Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Great idea!!! They turned out so cute.

Alyssa said...

oh that is so cute! I want one for myself!


Becky said...

This is such a great idea. I didn't even know they had chalkboard vinyl. Love it. :)