I can’t believe I’m already blogging a second time around during this time of the year. Last year I made a gratitude tree for my kids. Each and every day they would write on leaves what they were grateful for and then place the leaves on the branches. At the beginning the tree was just a bunch of empty branches, by the time Thanksgiving arrived, it had turned into a full and gorgeous tree. See the post here.
Although I liked the idea of a gratitude tree so much, I had to experiment with something new. I saw this idea on Pinterest. (The pin eventually leads you to this website) And you know me, I had to try what I saw.
Purchase brown glass bottles. I tried finding Root Beer ones but the ones I found had roughness on the surface. You want the surface of the bottles to be smooth and flat. So I ended up buying Beer. For the record, I don’t drink, let alone buy beer. This specific beer was non-alcoholic and I still got ID...that’s Utah for you (HA!).
I know there are more efficient ways of removing labels but I simply soaked them in hot water for about 15 minutes. Even 15 minutes are precious to me. I used that time to clean the bathrooms after a sleepless night from kids throwing up (Yuck!) By the time I was done with such horrific labor, the labels were very easy to peel from the bottles.
After the bottles had dried out, I glued the vinyl letters to the bottles and added the Fall foliage. (You can get a full tutorial here).
Do you like it? If you do, you now have the chance to make this same easy, inexpensive and fun project. I am giving away the “THANKS” vinyl letters exactly as you see them on the pictures to one lucky reader (all you have to do is come up with your own bottles).
To enter you MUST do this 2 simple steps (please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry)
1. You must be a follower of my blog
2. Like me on Facebook
For additional entries:
-Leave me a comment telling me what you are GRATEFUL for today-
I am keeping this giveaway open until Saturday the 12th at midnight (MST). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced the following day.
Good Luck my friends! I am so GRATEFUL for YOU!
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