Monday, July 26, 2010

The Best Stuff on Earth




Yes I AM talking about Snapple.  And to be more specific, I am talking about Snapple Trop-A-Rocka.  I CANNOT get enough of that delicious stuff!  And sadly, I can never find it at the store.  They are ALWAYS sold out -- so when they do happen to have it, I buy several cases...sometimes I buy it all -- even if I have to dig to the back of the shelf to get it.  Yes, I am THAT lady at the store.  Embarrassing.  Well since I'm guzzling this stuff all the time I had been recycling all those lovely glass bottles....until recently.  After taking a longer look at the bottles, I realized they were really cute -- they had a lovely shape, plus I had like a bazillion of them.

Now, I'll warn you  - this is not an original project.  I've seen people do this with other bottles...so unfortunately, I'm not the genius behind it's originality. But I did make it my own with some added decorations.

I peeled off the labels from my bottles, but it left a sticky residue behind.  Yuck.  

I took some goo gone and removed it and then cleaned the bottles so they were ready for my paint.

I grabbed a can of my Valspar Gloss White and gave the bottles a few coats of white loveliness.

Then I dug through my scrapbooking stash and added some rub-on vinyl I had leftover from a scrapbook page.  I thought my bottles needed a little bit more, so I added some of these jewels stick-on things to the mouths of the bottles.  If you decide to do this, you might want to glue them on -- mine kept sliding off after a while, so I decided to take the hot glue gun to them.  

So are you ready to see?


Cute?  And here's the close up of those jewels:


For a zero cost project I think it'll do. :)  And I'd love to show you where I put them.......but you'll just have to wait.  I have a whole room transformation that I can't wait to show you!  (but the paint's still drying, so I'll have to share another day).




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One Life Many Journeys said...

That is so stinkin' cute! You sure did make it your own. I have not seen any with the jewels. Perfect!

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

Wow, you really do love the stuff, lol!

So cute!

S

Bette said...

ok... I was going to say I don't like Snapple but those bottles are soooo cute. The jewels are a great touch! I love it!

Green Gracie Home said...

now I have two things to do today...find some of that Snapple and paint bottles~super cute!

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

I saw your thumbnail over at TAFWT and HAD to come and see these! There are so many cool bottles out there today that I really don't like just tossing them when they are emty....thanks for sharing such a creative idea!

Julie said...

WOW! These are awesome!!

BigBearswife said...

love them!

Apron Senorita said...

My kids love Snapple. I gathered several empty bottle because they are so cute but I threw them away because I didn't know what to do with them. I just bought 2 cases so I will start saving them again. Sounds like a fun project.

Yoli :)

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

so adorable! I love the white bottles! great job.
gail

GB said...

So cute! :) Now I want to see that room transformation! :)

Ann Martin said...

So lovely! I have stick-on jewels like those - whee, and now a fun way to use them. Love your balloon flowers - I'm a fan of them too, with their neat, little pillow-like buds.

Michele said...

ooo i love free stuff! and your free vases are very sweet. way to go!

Adam and Wendy said...

These are sooooo cute!!! I've actually never thought about spray painting them! I usually just pull the labels off and clean them! hahah! :)

Erin said...

I LOVE this idea. They are beautiful!!!

I've never seen that flavor Snapple before. Now I'm on a mission to find it =o)

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Jenglamgirl said...

OH' MY how creative, love the way they turned out. WHAT A GREAT THRIFTY Project! BRAVO! thanks for linking! Jenn

Tina said...

This is just darling. I feel better about keeping cute bottles. Thanks for that.
smiles
T

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Those bottles turned out great! What a cute idea! I would have never known they were Snapple bottles, if you hadn't told us ...wonderful transformation. I LOVE the colors you chose and what you wrote on them!
Have a great day!
~ Jo :)

Decorchick! said...

Those are SOOO pretty!!! Great idea Amanda as always! Can't wait to see your room transformation!!

Life in Rehab said...

Wow are those pretty! Hmmmmm...I have olive oil bottles and flat backed marbles...

Brandy said...

Ooooh!!!! I love this! You have the cutest ideas, thanks for sharing!
lifeofperks.blogspot.com

Donene said...

I need to go and get some snapple bottles! they are so cute!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Ohhhh so cute!!! Love these and thanks for sharing :) I'm going to have to try this!!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

What a fun idea! I drink a lot of diet snapple ice tea but sadly they all come in plastic bottles. Love how the white paint looks.

Stephanie@cre8tive said...

Isn't the Trop-A-Rocka the flavor Brett Michaels made for Celebrity Apprentice for the Diabetes foundation? It sounds like the one he made. If it is the same one, I think the foundation gets a donation for every one that is purchased. So if that is the case, you are giving to a great cause, so keep drinking them, you have a great excuse! Anyway, great use of recycling those bottles, they look awesome!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

How pretty. I just discovered your blog and will be following. Hope you can stop by mine as well. I am also hosting a Giveaway this week!

patchworkdelights said...

Fantastic ideas you have! Thank you Amanda for commenting on my blog. All the best Fiona

Brittany said...

I really really love this! sooo great!

KasiaJ said...

I love balloon flowers! They look perfect in those cute bottles.

Kimberlee said...

Way to cool!! I think I will have to go get some snapple just for this (like I needed the reason, LOL). Visiting from Motivate Me Monday

~Kimberlee
www.thespunkydiva.blogspot.com

BigBearswife said...

Hey Amanda! Just wanted to let you know that Im moving BLogs! I've moved all 3 of my blogs into 1 now. http://bigbearswife.blogspot.com/. Hope to see you over there!! adding your button to that blog now!

Erin said...

Great FREE project. My favorite kind. :)

Amber said...

You always have such good projects thanks for sharing!

emily @ the happy home said...

i love the text! the vinyl rub-ons is such a good idea. i hoard these water bottles that i have at work, but i don't like the raised text on them. that would be ideal to hide the branding!

Erika said...

What a great idea. Love it!

Becca at One Girl said...

Great idea. I love the pearly color of the bottles.

Becca at One Girl said...

It's to bad your name doesn't start with an S... then it would be monogrammed :)

Melissa said...

The whimsy of having balloon flowers in them really makes me smile!! They are adorable.

Moe said...

Thank you for stopping by Five Sixteenths! I love these painted bottles. They are on my "to craft list" and I hope I get to them!

Kaysi said...

GREAT idea!! Love the gems on it!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What a great idea! I love it. I'll have to start drinking Snapple!

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

gena said...

What a fabulous idea ! I drink a ton of snapple and always felt that I should have done something with alllll those bottles ! Now I know exactly what I want to do !

thanks for sharing !
gena,
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

- Brittany said...

Very sweet little vases! Did you put the paint inside or on the outside of the bottle?

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Dorian said...

OMG...I can NOT tell you how much I ove this! I will be doing this...pronto! Great idea, great job. Very sweet. Nie party decor idea!

Dorian said...

BTW...I am now following you...you're blogs pretty-ful!

dogsmom said...

Definitely one of the better end products I have seen from a glass bottle.

Curious to see the room redo.

Raelynn said...

I've always been a Kiwi-Strawberry gal, but I'll have to look for this flavor you like to much, and then make these super cute flower vases.

Thanks for sharing!

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

oh, these are sooooo cute! I love them. I agree that this is one of the best glass bottle makeovers I have seen.

Thanks for linking to Tramsform Tuesday!! Can't wait to see the room reveal.

Nena said...

I LOVE these!!! I need to go buy myself some snapple! !:)

Melissa Moore said...

Who knew?? These are great...it kind-of makes me want to start drinking snapple.

Tina @ Entwined Vines Jewelry said...

These are so nice and inspirational too!

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

omg this is genius. im blown away. thanks so much for coming by my bloggie. im so glad i came by urs. i love it. can't wait to read more! im ur newest follower :)

Jeralee said...

Super cute! What a vision you had for those bottle! Now If I could only transform my Diet Pepsi cans into something beautiful like that! LOL

Catch A Falling Star said...

C.U.T.E.
So creative!
I love how they turned out.

justkiddingaroundatlanta said...

Just started following your blog and wanted to say how adorable these are! I've got some bottles I've been saving, and I think they need your treatment! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea!
~ Aimee

Steph said...

Fun project!!! The jewels just add that special touch.

Pam said...

Those are adorable and no I hadn't seen them elsewhere yet. I'll have to get back into the Snapple kick - I had to quit it for a while since I was getting addicted to the pink lemonade.

Ginger said...

Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Bethany @ The Paper Pony said...

I love your jewels and vinyl! So cute! I did Snapple bottle vases for the Fourth of July- I just LOVE the shape- kind of milk-bottle-esque, but mine were Mangosteen something or other (sorry, Bret Michaels).

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

That is a great shape, and cute project! Great job!

Jane @ Going Jane said...

They look great! I'm uber impressed! :)

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Cool idea!

Staci J said...

That's so clever! I LOVE the wording and the sparkly jewels, very beachy and cool!
Visiting from justsewsassy.com

Robin said...

I want to find that snapple flavore now. great upcycle so adorable!

Nicole@Whimsy-Lane said...

Gorgeous! Love the shape of those bottles and the addition of the jewels!

Amanda Weezie said...

What a beautiful idea. I love these. Great Job

Tara said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse Creative Share. I don't drink Snapple, but I will now. Those bottles look gorgeous that way. Thanks again,

Beverly said...

I love them! Guess I'm going to have to go get some Snapple! Thanks for a great idea!

Nikki said...

Love them!! They are too cute!! :) Thanks for linking at gettin' crafty on hump day!

Caroline said...

Awesome trashformation !!

Robin R said...

Super cute - great job!

Kimberly said...

they are lovely! I really like that frosty white color, but the rub-ons make it!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

So pretty! We appreciate you joining us this week at Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

Steph said...

Love these! Cute!

Jenn Erickson said...

Beautiful! I love the fact that you upcycled the bottles and used materials already on hand. This project is "green" and totally FAB! Thank you for linking up to "BACK TO SCHOOL WITH ROOK NO. 17". Hope it brings some good mojo your way! Best, Jenn

Quilted Cupcake said...

Well done. Love the whole thing! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cassie said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome, I love those rhinestones!!!!
Fab project!!
=)

Kara @ Craftastical! said...

Just too cute! I love the jewels around the top.

Thanks for linking up at Craftastical!

Ewa said...

they so lovely, great idea, I reuse as well whatever I can for my craft projects

Amanda said...

Hi Amanda :) Love these, I'm linking http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/snapple-vases/

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

So nice that you were able to reuse the Snapple bottles! The vases look so pretty with the sparkly jewels.

Thanks for linking up to the “Cheap Thrills Thursday” party at Black Kats Design. I hope you join in again next Thursday!
Kat
www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

malia said...

Ok I have been admiring these all day and I finally got a chance to sit down and tell you they are brilliant and I am so going to do something similar. I didn't know about that Valspar paint... so awesome! I'm your newest follower... hope you consider visiting!

Karen said...

Oh my wow! These came out wonderful. I think the etched 'S' actually adds to it and the bling is a beautiful way to adorn the neck. Love the words you've applied too! I came by way of Sugar & Spice at 733....so happy I did! :>

Staci J said...

Just wanted to let you know I featured these darling bottle vases on my blog tonight!!
http://justsewsassy.com/2010/07/30/feature-friday-my-picks-of-the-week/
Come grab a button!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...
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Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

These are adorable!! What a cute idea! I'm going to put these on my Facebook page. :)

Carolee ~ ArtPodStudios said...

What a great project! Love em!

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

Wow, what a great project!

Susan
http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
Party Inspiration

The Garden Bell said...

Visiting from HodgePodge... Love this idea. Will have to look for that paint...

Kate- The Garden Bell
www.thegardenbell.blogspot.com

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Ackkkk!!!! TDC shouted you out on FB!!! I'm so excited for you!! These are super cool... You're such an out-of-the-box thinker! WTG!

Transforming Mom of 3 said...

These are so darn cute!!! I love them!!!

Kelley said...

That is awesome... I have never tried that snapple, guess I have to. This is so on my next "to do" list!

Tere said...

Very cute! I have some Coke bottles I need to spiff up somehow. I am saving them for something. i was thinking about filling them with M&M's and corking the top closed for a teacher's gift during the year. I just need to spray them/decorate them first! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday @PonyTails&FishScales!

Bec said...

These are amazing! Would make a cute housewarming gift :) p.s. you can also remove that gunk with a little bit of peanut butter or cooking oil :) A little cheaper than goo gone.

Dream Mom said...

Just gorgeous! Love the colors too!

Julie~ My Bella Home said...

I so love it, what a great idea!

Leslie said...

What a fantastic idea! These bottles turned out so darling! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Bonita said...

Those loook so fresh and adorable! They have a happy feel!

Annie Louise said...

Great transformation, these are adorable.
Thanks for sharing.
Jeanette

Erin @ Where Beauty Meets Function said...

Super cute!! I must behind on my reading, because these I haven't seen before...so you're safe with....totally original idea! LOL :)

Mrs.B said...

Cute idea! I am always keeping my bottles & jars for something else. You can also remove the sticky stuff with WD40 or cooking spray.

Young and Crafty said...

What a cute idea! I might just be doing this project...

Hannah
http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

Look at you with 100+ comments!! What a hit these are!! I love them! I didn't realize spray paint did so well on glass!! Good to know =)

Seizing My Day said...

Those are beautiful!! I am not good with spray paint... but that is tempting to try!! =) ???? spray paint scares me... maybe not! ha ha!??

Pam said...

Those are so fune - you did a great job!
Just stumbled upon your blog, I'll be back for sure! :)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Nice! I like using glass jars for all sorts of things. Thank you for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

HoosierHomemade said...

Super cute! I love the lettering, I need to find some of that at my favorite, Hobby Lobby :-)
I'd love for you to join us over at It's A Blog Party, I host a different linky party everyday, Mondays are crafts day and Fridays are Decorating days.
http://itsablogparty.com
Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

AUDRA said...

Oh my! I LOVE these! This would be PERFECT for my house! I'm going to feature this tomorrow to start the new Socialize with Me Monday til Sunday link party!
Thanks for linking this one up as well!! :)

Cheryl said...

Hi Amanda - I've featured your bottles on this week's Craftastic Monday - stop by & grab an I've been featured button!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Congrads! This was the most viewed link at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com last week. I will be featuring it today!

daperfectmix said...

beautiful! great job!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

How clever! Love the three single flowers. So simple but cute. I am hosting a link party on my blog this weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Oh I never would have guessed these were snapple jars! They are soooo cute painted white and the scrapbook letters are amazing! These are really super cute!

Thanks for linking up!

Cindy said...

Really cute!!!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh these Snapple transformation bottles are adorable! I love the wording you have added also. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful decor idea. I can do that! Yes!

This is the first time I've stopped by your blog. Wow, there is so much I want to come back and see.

Lee Ann

The Pennington Point said...

Really, really cute! Lisa~

Room to Inspire said...

These are just super cute - clearly, look at all of those great comments! Thanks so much for linking this project up to Be Inspired today!

Chelsea

KateB said...

I don't have any snapple bottles but I do have some Starbucks ones...thanks for the inspiration and hope to make my own next weekend!!! Great way to use up some of my bling!!!

Hey_Soul_Sister said...

These are so cute! I think I just got gift ideas for my friends. <3

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