Friday, July 9, 2010

Another packaging idea...

A girlfriend of mine (remember Jill?) just had her baby and a few of us girls went up to the hospital to visit her. I put together a New Mommy Pamper Me Kit for us to give to her. Before I started putting it together I decided to take a few pics of the "packaging process" so I could share.

I've used this idea a couple of times in the past (thank you gifts and teacher appreciation gifts) and its always a fun way to "wrap" a present, especially if there are several small things you're giving.

So....first step, start off with a 2 liter bottle.


























Empty it and clean it (obviously). Then make a small opening. (just big enough to fit objects in)

























And stick a bunch of fun stuff inside! For this gift I included several "mommy stuck in the hospital for a few days" essentials such as lotions, chap stick, gum, coffee, a luffa, hand sanitizer, mouthwash, some chocolate, etc .
Then close the opening with some tape.























Then I decorated the bottle with cardstock to cover the opening where I stuffed everything in. I got the Coca Cola font free from here.

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Hopefully you can have a little fun with this packaging idea the next time you give a gift. :)

28 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea! Flowers are great for new moms, but this is SO much better!!

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  2. What a great idea! I'm going to have to try this sometime!

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  3. Interesting idea and looks nice :)

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  4. this is a super cute idea! My cousin is having a baby in May & I'm ganna make this for her... thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. I have made the 2 liter bottle gifts and sent them in the mail, fun

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  6. I loved making one for a girlfriend who just had her baby :) I even packed in a little something for Daddy in the bottle for the hospital too so everyone loved it!

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  7. I just pinned this great idea on Pinterest. I hope that's OK!

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  8. I love the idea but how will the gift receiver be able to pull the items out of the bottle?

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    1. by opening the same "cut" the person made to put things in

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  9. Love the creativity of this.. I will try it.. thanks

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  10. Thanks for this super cute idea. I have to make up a kit for an exchange/get-together, so this is perfect!

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  11. I love all your awesome tricks and ideas...very crafty just like me :) but you have inspired me to take my creativity oh soo much further!! :)

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  12. Hello there (:
    I used this idea for a hostess gift and pinned a picture of it with credit and a link to your blog (:
    The pictures are not great, but if you want to you can see it here: http://pinterest.com/pin/85638830384677783/ (:

    Best regards,
    Christina from Denmark (:

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  13. Was brought here from Pinterest! Thanks so much for the clever idea!

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  14. Love this idea. I went to the dollar store to buy the 2 Ltd soda and to my surprise I found a 3 liter bottle of soda. You can fit many more items in it. Hope this helps. Thanks.

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  15. I love this. I will definitely be doing this for my sister and friends who are having babies.

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  16. Love this - I am using this for my Youth group at church to do something special for our mom's for Mother's Day!!! Appreciate all the details!!!

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  17. Im definetly useing this idea for Mothers Day.
    Thanks for the tips.:)

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  18. This will be great as a Mothers Day gift, get well gift, or even a birthday gift. I'm going to have to try this.

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  20. Just to say how cute that idea is.

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  21. I have a healthy coffee/tea company and I was looking for other creative ways of designing "baskets". Glad I ran across your blog spot. Thanks for sharing Kate.

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  22. What is card stock and how did u get it to stick to the bottle. Also how did u do the labelling

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  24. I just wanted to let you know; I plan to do this! I haven't yet, but I will be ;) I'm so excited about it! I just created my new blog and my first real post was 24-Mothers Day Gifts that don't Break the Bank! I shared this, and wanted to let you know in case you need any additional kind of credit/linking.

    http://freshlymessylife.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/24-mothers-day-crafts/#more-25

    But your blog is amazing, and I thank you for sharing this!

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  25. This is a wonderful idea. Can't wait to try it out. But what is card stock and what do you use to get it to stick?

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