Make: Upcycled & Personalized Glass Water Bottle

 

agoldenafternoon-2I am always a fan of a practical project that replaces an expensive purchase.  Everyone loves to save some money, right?  Since we switched completely over to glass storage from plastic a while back, I immediately got slammed with the price-tag of the fancy glass water bottles.  Don’t get me wrong, I really really love our fancy glass water bottles.  They are pretty and useful.  However, I have only brought myself to buy one for each of us because they are $25-$30!!!  So, naturally, I decided to make my own.  The kids have taken them to soccer practice, in the car, and anywhere else you would take a plastic water bottle…without the waste.

You will need:

  • glass water bottle(s) (I upcycled old kombucha bottles)
  • permanent vinyl adhesive ( I got mine here)

agoldenafternoon-6Choose your vinyl sheet color and arrange it on the Cricut mat as shown above.  Load the file from my project in the Cricut design space or create your own text. For the “drink me” bottle, I chose the size of 5 and the “courier new” font in the design space.  I positioned the text starting at the 1 inch mark from the top and side markings.  Hit “GO”.  Position the “light” cutting mat in your explore and hold it level until it loads (If you don’t hold the mat level, it won’t load correctly and will cut part of your mat).  Follow the rest of the instructions until your project is cut. Now, cut off the part of your vinyl sheet that has the text, saving the remainder for another project.  Carefully place the letters along the length of the glass bottle.  You can adhere a straight piece of vinyl or use a piece of paper to line your letters up more evenly. Done!

So easy you could make it right now! ;)  You will want to make 10 and it makes sense as long a you have the vinyl and your Cricut is fired up!  Share with friends, make them for your kid’s practices or team, or anything else you think up!

Obligatory disclaimer:  I am participating in a Cricut Design Challenge.  All project ideas and opinions are all MINE!  Thanks for for supporting my endeavors.

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