Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gifts in a Coke Bottle / Recycled Coke Bottle

Gifts in a Coke Bottle, Recycled Coke Bottles, gift in a coke bottle
I love making these coke bottle gifts.  People always ask "how did you get that in there?" and "how do I get it out?"
First remove the label from a 2 liter soda bottle.  If you have glue residue it can easily be remove with a bit of Goo Gone.
Next cut a sideways U shape door in the bottle.  I usually make my door about 3 ½ inches high and 3 ¼ inches wide.  Make sure that your door is shorter in height than the original label that was on the bottle.  I do this by putting two small marks on the bottle where the top and bottom of the original label use to be.  You can remove the black permanent marker by wiping the area with fingernail polish remover and a cotton ball.
Fill the bottle with whatever you like.  For Thanksgiving I filled bottles for teachers with their favorite candies and snacks like peanuts and pretzels. 
Today I have a “Spa Day Kit” filled with foaming bath balls, bubble bath, a pedicure/manicure nail set, two net bath sponges and a face mask.
The other is a “Get Well Soon Kit” with Emergen-C vitamin packets, Tylenol, cough drops, Kleenex tissue packets and Lipton soup packets.      
After the bottle has been filled, you can secure the door with a small bit of clear packing tape.
To make the large main label take a 12 x 12 piece of paper and set it in front of you to make a diamond.  Draw two lines horizontally that are 5 3/8 inches apart.  The green paper in the photo is what your label should look like.  Make the smaller label using the same process with the horizontal lines measuring 4 inches apart.
After your labels are cut you can decorate them and then attach them to the bottle with adhesive.   
Add some ribbon to the top and you’re done!


  1. Oh, wow!
    That is so cool!
    I Pinterested it!

  2. Tara's Glue Sticks and TapeJuly 14, 2011 1:45 PM

    Thanks for the pinterest pin and comment Leslie. BTW I love your blog...love all the homey inspirations!

  3. I love this idea so much-awesome! Thanks:)

  4. Very neat.... this idea will come in very handy for teacher gift ideas as we near the end of a school year !!

  5. That is one of the neatest ideas I have seen an a long time for gift packaging. I like to make my packaging look as good if not better than the gift inside. THen if they do not like the gift they might be impressed with the little extra effort in the "wrapping". Take care.

  6. Love this idea, i am going to use it for my daughters coca cola birthday party, she loves unique things, she takes her lunch to school every day in a cheez-it box, so she will be very impressed with this. Thank you, Thank you!