Monday, August 29, 2011

Project: Glitter Bottle

      Ahh, Pinterest, you have done it again.  You have inspired me to immediately try something that looked just right for my girls.  And, it was easy and cheap and fun.  If you have babies or toddlers, this is something that belongs in your life.  I saw these pinned to Pinterest from this blog and thought I should try it.  Glitter Bottles.  Genius.


I was thinking, "What clear plastic bottles do I have around my house that I could use for this?"  Sometimes I annoy myself - since I drink about 3 of these a day, I have a ready supply of clear bottles.  Please ask if you need one for yourself.


This is all that I used to complete our glitter bottles.


I was really sad that the little mirrors didn't fit inside the bottle opening - those would have been awesome floating through the water.  I did discover that sports drink bottles have wider openings, so you might try one of those if you want bigger things to float inside your bottle.  I had Lily help me with this project, which was mostly really fun.  I followed the instructions from the tutorial and filled the bottles partially with water, and then let Lily poke things into them.


I chose a mixture of things that would float to the top and sink to the bottom so that each time you flip it, things are switching places.  Such fun.

Picnik collage

After making sure that it worked, I used hot glue to seal it shut.  First, I put hot glue all around the inside of the lid and screwed it on while it was still hot - hopefully sealing it.


Then, I added a ring around the bottom of the lid once it was secured on the bottle.


So much fun.  These have endless possibilities - you could do specific colors for Christmas or Easter - or match them to a party as party favors.  Seriously - the sky is the limit.


I have decided that they will be car toys only for us, so hopefully they will not get old and provide quiet entertainment in the car.  So far, I have been very pleased with the results.  Bella loves hers.


So, there you have it.  Make one (or more) today.  Thanks, Pink Pistachio for the fantastic idea!


Unknown said...

What a great idea! I love that the pom poms have sparkles. It looks like they went over big.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the wonderful idea!

Joeylee said...

what a great idea, I'm going to have to do this for my girls!

Davisuojd said...

What a great idea! I love that the pom poms have sparkles. It looks like they went over big.