Guest Blogger: Mika 78, DIY Soda Pop Escort Cards

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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!


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:


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?!


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.


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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Kristina Walton on Feb 24, 2010

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.

mika78 on Feb 24, 2010

Thanks, Kristina!! :) I can't live without my Xyron Machine - I definitely recommend getting one!!

Laura on Feb 24, 2010

Absolutely adorable!

flights of fancy on Feb 24, 2010


miss fancy pants (the bride) on Feb 24, 2010

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

Christan on Feb 24, 2010

This is a great idea for DIY brides! on Feb 24, 2010

This is such a great idea and so fun!

Ashley H. on Feb 24, 2010

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

brooke @ claremont road on Feb 24, 2010

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

mika78 on Feb 24, 2010

Hi Brooke, The font for the names is called Buttermilk by Jessica Hische (her work is amazing!). You can find it here: :) -Mimi

mika78 on Feb 24, 2010

Hi Ashely, You can purchase the straws here: Have fun! -Mimi

sera on Feb 24, 2010

so so cute!!! I love it!

Yolanda on Feb 24, 2010

These are just too sweet for words.

Urban Scarlet on Feb 24, 2010

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

Jen on Feb 24, 2010

gosh, those are so adorable!

brooke @ claremont road on Feb 24, 2010

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

mika78 on Feb 24, 2010

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! :)

April on Feb 25, 2010

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

AngieP2B on Feb 25, 2010

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!

postcards and pretties on Feb 25, 2010

i'm running to get a xyron machine ... i love these...great job!

Salem on Feb 25, 2010

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

jomygoodness on Feb 26, 2010

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.

Lindsey on Mar 1, 2010

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

Whatever DeeDee Wants on Mar 2, 2010

These are so cute! I especially love the scalloped edges. Stop by my blog to enter to win a pair of sassy boots!

Kristen on Mar 9, 2010

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

didi on Mar 28, 2010

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 can you share where you got yours? Thanks

Paulina on May 6, 2010

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)?

Erica on May 18, 2010

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

escort bayan on Jun 9, 2010

Thank you for writing

Daren Bowel on Jun 17, 2010

Oh very nice intelligent.

Tweetie on Sep 10, 2010

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. 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? on Oct 13, 2010

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where can you purchase an xyron machine

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Nichole Zimmerman on Apr 24, 2013

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^*)

Banquet Hall long island on Jul 1, 2013

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

Anuradha pillai on Aug 29, 2014

What a charming thought! I adore this.

Cidy on Oct 24, 2015

Thanks for sharing this super idea i will try it.

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