Hi everyone! Last week I told you about a craft challenge involving recycling and reusing soda bottles and milk cartons. I made some stencils out of a milk carton and gave the low down on how to make them yourself. Today I’m going to show you how to make a cute snowman candy container out of a soda bottle.
First you need to cut out the center portion of a 2-liter Coke bottle, which has curves in all the right places, allowing the “lid” of your candy jar to sit nicely on the “bowl.” Your bowl (the bottom portion) should measure about 3 3/4″ high, while your lid (the top portion) should measure about 5 1/4.” Save the middle for another project or recycle it.
In this photo, both pieces have received two coats of acrylic craft paint and one coat of Modge Podge, using a foam brush. The MP protects the painted surface and gives it some gloss. The top gets painted red, the bottom, white. (NOTE: If it weren’t freezing out, and you had red and white spray paint, spray painting these would be quick and easy. You might still need two coats of paint, but no MP.)
Add two button eyes and a felt carrot nose and you’re all done–wasn’t that a simple craft?
Fill the bowl with candy or some other treat and you’re good to go. This would make a great project for your children or grandchildren, about ages 8-12. They might like to give the lid some stripes or polka dots, or even a bit of trim.
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