Monday, January 24, 2011

Personalized Water Bottles

I coach middle school cheerleaders and like to make my girls something each season. 

During football cheer I made these Cheer Frames for my girls. 

For the girls basketball cheer season, I made these Water Bottles.
The girls really liked them, but they were plastic and a couple of girls dropped them throughout the season and broke them.  They were only a dollar, but I was a little disappointed and knew I would need something more durable for next time.

We are now in our last season, which is boys basketball.  I wanted to do the water bottle thing again, because several students had requested to get one.

While browsing at Dollar Tree one day, I found these beauties. 
They are aluminum and were only $1.00 each!



I used my Cricut, SCAL, and white contact paper. 
(Money Saver Tip:  White contact paper works just as well as white vinyl and is a ton cheaper!)





I put each girl's name on them in different fonts.







On one side is the name...




...and on the other side is a megaphone.
(Cricut cartridge:  Locker Talk)


I have a few more to make, but I ran out of water bottles. 
So, I am praying that I can find more at Dollar Tree. 
 I'm going to make one for myself and the other other coach as well.

If I have time, I am going to make cute tags for them to tie on with ribbon.  I'll be sure to post, if it happens.


I love how they turned out and I think the girls will like them too! 

21 comments:

  1. What a great idea! They would make great Christmas gifts too!

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  2. They're adorable! I love them! And I LOVE the trick about contact paper as vinyl. Will they stay on okay even when the bottle gets water condensation on it (okay, I'm a nerd, that's condensation, right?) Sorry I haven't been commenting - I love your blog!

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  3. I have GOT to get me one of those machines! Great post!

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  4. Wow if I needed another reason to get a circut! These look great. Love the megaphones. I'm a new follower. I saw your post on Texas Monkey.


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  5. Thank you! Thank you! :) I love my Cricut! Well worth the money. If you buy one, get SCAL and you will never have to buy cartridges.

    Jessica--> I've never had any problems with using the contact paper. I usually use a higher quality kind, but its still much cheaper than vinyl. P.S. I'm a bit of a nerd too :)

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  6. What a cute idea! You should come link up at Fun for Kids Friday http://www.localfunforkids.com/

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  7. We made custom mugs for our youth group. A couple of the leaders went to sign shops and asked for scrap vinyl.. They got PILES... all for free. It stays on even through the dish washer.

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  8. These are awesome! Such a great inexpensive way to personal your water bottles! Love it! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. p.s. love your About ME!

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  9. Awesome! Bet they loved them...Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  11. Thanks for the contact paper tip. Awesome!

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  12. Great idea.They are really adorable.Such a nice way to personal your water bottles.Thanks for sharing nice tricks.

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  13. Wow! It looks super cool water bottles and I love the concept of personalised and customised the product.

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  14. This is so cute...I have a question about the SCAL...I am considering getting a cricut but you said if you have SCAL you don't have to buy any cartridges? How does the SCAL work if its not a cartridge - do you connect the cricut to your computer?

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  15. Yes, SCAL is a computer program so you hook your computer to your cricut. You might check to see if you can still buy SCAL ... I think I heard that it is no longer for sale because the makers of Cricut are in a lawsuit with the maker of SCAL. (That makes sense though, because since I bought SCAL, I haven't bought a since cartridge.)

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  18. do you have a step by step on how to make these? I have a cricut also but now sure what kinda colored paper to use and how to make it stick to the bottles. thanks!

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