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! 


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

  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!

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

  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.

  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 :)

  6. What a cute idea! You should come link up at Fun for Kids Friday

  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.

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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?

  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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