Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Makeover Monday - Soda Bottle Mailers

Hope your week is off to a great start! For this week's Makeover Monday, I decide to use a 2 liter soda bottle to mail a RAK to someone.

First, I would advise that you get some help drinking up your beverage, 2 liters is a LOT! Next, rinse the bottle out and make sure it's dry on the inside, too.

Remove the label. Take a craft knife and make a slice, about 5" or so long, your bottle design is a good guide.

Stick your hand into the slice and start filling your bottle up. I like to use colorful shreds to add color and help cushion the stuff I put inside.

You can get quite  few things in there!

Here's some roses! Add more shreds to keep them from getting squished.

I spy Hello Kitty!

When you're done stuffing, use some clear packing tape to seal the slice.

Screw the bottle cap on tightly and tape it up so it won't come off.

Cover the bottle cap with some foil to dress it up and tape this up, too.

Wrap some pretty paper around the bottle. Make a label and place over the area where the slice is. Tape it up securely. Hmmm..who should I send this to?
Take to the Post Office to add on the postage and mail your bottle off!

Sorry, this post is late, I didn't get to the post office until today, and I wanted to make sure they still accept these. Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget you have until Wednesday 12 noon HST to leave a carnival memory comment on last week's Aloha Friday post. Have a great night!


  1. that's a really interesting way of mailing something. never knew you could do that. thanks for sharing another one of your great ideas!

  2. Love your idea Joy! I think my first GC would love to receive something like this. TFS
    Hugs to you.

  3. OMG! Is that for real or what Joy? LOL! And, is that the real postage or are you pulling my leg? I'd luv to see the reaction on the postman's face when he/she makes the delivery. :) You too funny, however, I luv the fact that this 2 liter can fit a whole lot of stuff!

  4. That is so COOL!!! Love all of your recycled projects and this one is just tops!! Awesome!

  5. Honest? That's amazing Joy, TFS!!!

  6. OMG Joy, I didn't know you could mail something like this! What a creative genius you are and this is FUN!
    Hugs, Cami

  7. I never knew you could mail something like this, how neat is that!!! This is a great idea, I may have to try to send something like this to my little brother, he would think it's the coolest :-)

  8. i LOVE IT! I am going to do this my next mailing! Listen, I can't tell if you linked your blog to my linky party or if someone else did, if it was you THANK YOU!!! If not, please come see, someone linked to my "How to Recycle a Plastic Bottle" Link Party....hope that was OK!

  9. Whoa this is incredible. Wish there was a bf in Kona. 4


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