Monday, May 21, 2012
DIY Personalized Disney Water Bottles: Disney Craft
-Inexpensive plastic water bottle (got these for $1.99 each at Hobby Lobby)
-Silhouette Premium Vinyl
-Silhouette Premium Transfer Paper
How to Get Started:
*Note: If you don't own a Silhouette SD/CAMEO or Cricut, there are tons of Etsy shops and websites that sell vinyl letters and shapes. Many will do custom work, and the prices are great!*
1. Measure the space you have for lettering/shapes and complete your design in your software (I used Walt Disney Script for my font, and found a clip art of a Mickey Mouse Silhouette).
2. Run your vinyl through the Silhouette SD and carefully peel the excess vinyl away.
3. Place the transfer paper on top of the vinyl letters/shapes and firmly press them together. (I use a pot scraper to really get them to adhere)
4. Put your transfer paper/letters on the water bottle and again, firmly press together.
You have a finished water bottle!
These obviously need to be hand-washed (no dishwasher!), and they have held up very well. The girls have enjoyed using them to take their water for school snacktime.
I was so glad we took these on vacation! The "cast members" who work at the counter-service snack stops in the park will begrudgingly give you ice water for free, but we filled ours with ice from the resort and added water from the water fountains once we entered the parks. Hydrated kids are slightly less cranky than regular, hot kids.
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