I almost decided NOT to share my last, new project for 2014. It has been dark, rainy and just all around yucky here for days. So not conducive to taking photos! Well, neither rain, sleet, snow nor gloom of night stops the postal service – or at least I think that’s how it goes – so it’s not going to stop us. Besides, weather can’t dampen the holiday spirit or these cute, monogrammed holiday milk bottles! Personalized milk bottles are a fun, festive way to enjoy milk or juice at Christmas breakfast or a holiday beverage at any time. Make a set for your family or to give as family gift, along with cookies and milk! Guess what? The ribbon belts and monograms are removable, so the bottles can be washed and used over and over.
I found two-pack milk bottles at Target’s dollar spot; they’re also available at Michaels. Wash each bottle, dry and rub with isopropyl alcohol. Let dry. Give each bottle a couple of coats of Americana’s Gloss Enamel in White. Once the bottles are dry, place them on an old cookie sheet in a cold oven, and bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Let the baked bottles cool completely with the oven door ajar. Now the paint is cured and the bottles can be washed.
For the monograms, I used white, sparkly Thicker Stickers from Michaels. Each letter was filled in with clear and red rhinestones, attached with Gem-Tac Glue.
Round chalkboard stickers, also from Michaels, were attached with fabric Mod Podge to white felt. Ruffle-edge red ribbon was cut to size to fit around each bottle. The ribbon was attached to the bottles with Velcro at the back, so the ribbon “belt” can be removed.
The jeweled letters were glued to the felt-backed chalkboard labels with Gem-Tac. Tiny white dots were added around the label with a permanent chalkboard marker. Attach the monogrammed label to the ribbon with Velcro. For an extra happy touch, make small pompoms with very long yarn tails. Wrap the yarn a few times around the top of the bottle and tie into a bow. Finish with a red and white candy cane stripe paper or plastic straw!
I made a bottle for each person in my family and know everyone will get a kick out of using them on Christmas Day! Since everything but the pompoms is attached with Velcro, I can take these apart, store the ribbon and monograms until next year and give the bottles a little makeover for another celebration.
Don’t you think these would be so adorable with cookies and milk as a gift?
I’m so happy you stopped by for this last 2014 project. Mr. Smarty Pants thinks I need to get my decorating, shopping, wrapping, etc. finished up so I can take a breath and I have to agree! I’m hoping next week to share a little peak at some of our holiday decorations and how some of our projects from this season look on the mantel. Have a wonderful day!
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