24 Feb

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I have one more do-it-yourself project for you today – Soda Pop Escort Cards (feel free to use any drink from a signature cocktail to champagne). These are especially great for spring or summer outdoor weddings – it will help your guests cool off on their way to the dinner table!

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Materials:
1. Premium paper **
2. Xyron Machine – If you don’t have a Xyron, you can purchase self-adhesive paper sheets)
3. Permanent Adhesive Cartridge for the Xyron
4. Large Craft Punch (I like to use the scalloped edge)
5. Empty Soda Bottles
6. Optional: Straws

** I like to use a thicker text weight paper for these labels – sometimes the ice cold drink makes the paper bubble from condensation, so the thicker and nicer your paper, the better!).

Let’s get started:

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Step 1: Print your label design (fit as many as you can on your sheet).

Step 2: Using your Craft Punch, punch your labels one by one. It helps to turn the puncher around so you see the center.

Step 3: If you’re using a Xyron Machine, run your labels through – face side up.

Step 4: Peel off your label.

Step 5: Carefully stick the label onto your bottle.

Step 6: Repeat until done – how easy is that?!

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Detail (optional): I like to apply heart flags to my straws as an added detail. I purchased these heart stickers by Martha Stewart Crafts at Michael’s, but you can use any shape sticker you find. It’s a nice little touch!

Be sure to come up with a signature drink or soda you want to use on your big day. Have someone fill the bottles right before guests arrive to pick them up – you want these ice cold and refreshing! (TIP: It helps to use a funnel to fill the bottles) If you’re feeling really crafty, these labels work just as great with the fabric tutorial I showed you yesterday. The fabric labels are a bit more time consuming, so it works great for smaller, more intimate gatherings.

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It’s been so much fun being with you this week. Thanks to all the 100 Layer Cake ladies for inviting me to be a guest blogger!! – xo, Mimi

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Comments

  1. I’m pretty sure you’re my favorite crafty gal ever! And the Xyron Machine? I have seen it a million times at the stores, but am more than convinced to go get one now. Thanks Mika; I’ve really enjoyed all of your DIY goodness.

  2. Thanks, Kristina!! :)
    I can’t live without my Xyron Machine – I definitely recommend getting one!!

  3. Absolutely adorable!

  4. Love these! If we were having escort cards, they’d definitely be something similar.

  5. This is a great idea for DIY brides!

  6. This is such a great idea and so fun!

  7. Where did you get those AWESOME straws?!? I’d love to get them in a cute color to match my wedding decor! Great idea :-)

  8. So cute! Do you mind sharing what font that is that you used for the names? It’s super cute!

  9. Hi Brooke,

    The font for the names is called Buttermilk by Jessica Hische (her work is amazing!). You can find it here: http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/jhische/buttermilk/. :)

    -Mimi

  10. so so cute!!! I love it!

  11. These are just too sweet for words.

  12. This looks really awesome — I have a quick question though; did you have to purchase those little caps separately? It looks like you made a little design on top as well! So cute.

    xoxo

  13. gosh, those are so adorable!

  14. Thank you! I knew that looked familiar, I just couldn’t put my finger on it! I love Jessica Hische’s work.

  15. Hi! The caps I had from another project I worked on and decided to use them for the photo last minute. If you can’t find caps, I think straws work well to finish off the look of the bottles (I actually prefer the straws!).

    Thanks! :)

  16. What a cute idea! I love this for a spring or summer wedding.

  17. These are an amazing DIY project! I love how they bring colour and fun into a wedding. They’d be great for a kids birthday party or a backyard BBQ – really any celebration!

  18. i’m running to get a xyron machine … i love these…great job!

  19. I’m having a soda bar at my wedding. This would be perfect! Thanks!

  20. i always love your creative details, and the fact that you make these projects look soooo easy. i swear you ladies think of everything. it makes me want to just try this myself.

  21. If you use the caps, how do you get them to stay on the bottles? Are they screw on? Thanks!!

  22. These are so cute! I especially love the scalloped edges.

    Stop by my blog to enter to win a pair of sassy boots!

  23. I am definitely making these for my wedding, can’t wait to see how they turn out!

  24. I really liked your post and would like to use this idea for my party. I looked all over for the bottles but cant find any…so can you share where you got yours?

    Thanks

  25. Gorgeous! Thanks for a great blog post!

    I am curious about the other fonts (I saw your answer regarding the one used for the names)?

  26. Hi, I have a few questions:

    1. Why can’t we use these labels on already filled pop bottles? For example, why can’t we buy plastic bottles of Sprite, remove the labels, and stick these on them?

    2. Where did you find these empty glass bottles and bottle caps?

    Thanks,
    Erica

  27. Thank you for writing

  28. Oh very nice idea.so intelligent.

  29. This is a very good idea for DIY wedding. I have find a website to order glass bottles. I hope it is useful for the other brides to be. http://www.specialtybottle.com/

    I really want to make this for my wedding. However my only concern is how long I can store the soda for? and will they be bubbly if I make it one month a head of my wedding?

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  34. wow.. that’s pretty amazing.. gonna try some stuffs like that… can’t wait to use that idea for creating wedding invitation in a bottle… thanks a lot for sharing… ^u^*)

  35. Love the idea. Very personal and fun. Thanks for sharing.

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