Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas (and more bottles)

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

I sincerely hope your day was everything you wished for.  I hope the new year brings even more good things your way.  I have so enjoyed visiting with you this past year.  I appreciate your friendship and camaraderie. I appreciate you sharing your creativity and your inspiration.  Most of all I appreciate YOU.

I was hoping to get this post in before Christmas day .... but alas I did not.  But I will get it in before Christmas day is over..lol......although barely.

More Starbucks bottles turned Christmas decor.  It started like this.....

And with some ribbon, mod podge, craft paints and e6000 (for the wire edges in the ribbon) we turned them slowly...

ever so slowly it seemed...( I am the worlds worst...I have no patience...I want the glue and paint to dry immediately so that I can move on  ... still waiting on stuff to dry....)

into this..........

side note:  after I took the first picture with the flash I previewed it on the camera and thought it looked too washed out.  So the next photos I took without flash and they are not as good, but it's too late to start over.

I really have no idea now what I am going to do with all these.  I did give the earlier ones I made with the gold ribbons on them to some of the girls in the office.  I fully intended to give these away to them as well but did not get them finished in time.

My friend Della at Del's Shells (who truly makes gorgeous stuff) suggested that I fill them with wrapped candy and I think that they will be too cute with Hershey's kisses inside to give as a thinking of you token at Christmas.  What do you think?

I do plan on using some throughout the house next year.  You have inspired me to decorate (at least for Christmas) much more than I have in the past.

I will be linking to some of the fabulous parties on my siode bar.  When I am finished visiting you guys and have a little extra time, I LOVE to hop around the blogs linked up to these parties. 

Thank you for stopping by.  It means the world!!

ps: I have no idea how I got that humongous picture at the top.  I could probably remove it but I think it looks kinda cool.


  1. Merry Christmas Roxanne. Hope you had a good day. The bottles turned out great. Del always has great ideas, doesn't she?

  2. Merry Christmas. Love the snowflake bottles. I would have enjoyed drinking all the St. Arbuck's coffee too.

  3. Hope you had a great Christmas Roxanne! These bottles are really pretty. You could do bottles for every season/holiday with different candy in them....like hearts or red and white for Valentine's Day :) They would make nice vases, too!

  4. Beautiful! Hope your Christmas was a Merry one.

  5. Hi Roxanne! Your bottles are really pretty and I like the idea of filling them with candy. Thanks for joining the Open House party this week. xx, Sherry

  6. Love your festive bottles! I think I have that same sparkly ribbon. I wrapped mine around white candles, but I love it on the bottles. Looks great!

  7. These are just adorable! I'm always getting and saving bottles! What good ideas for making them beautiful!