Thursday, March 24, 2011

Drink Mix Packet Holder Thingie-ma-Jig

Have you ever seen water bottles (at a shower, wedding, or another type of event) that have a holder (usually handmade) containing a Crystal Light drink mix packet? (I have no idea if that's the right name for them but I'm referring to the little mixes that you add into an individual size bottle of water that flavors the water.) 

They can be created in colors to match the event and look like this....

After seeing them, I've always wanted to create one for different events but honestly they look incredibly time consuming if you are making a bunch for an event. Well, I got to thinking the other day, I bet I could use my Silhouette to create one of those a heck of a lot easier and faster.

So I grabbed a bottle of water, a individual sized Crystal Light drink mix pouch, a ruler, and some cardstock and sat down at the computer. I started measuring and creating in the Silhouette software. I cut it out, measured, adjusted, cut again, adjusted some more, and cut again. When I was all done embellishing, it ended up looking like this......

It's a bit different than the original holders that I saw (as pictured above) because it is all on one piece of cardstock instead of multiple pieces. But since I even created the scored fold lines, all you have to do is fold it, then just use a bit of the adhesive of your choice (I used a glue stick) to secure the sides down, add some embellishments to the front if desired, add your mix in pouch, and hang it on the bottle of water. I used paper that was patterned on both sides but I think it'd be cute on solid colored cardstock as well.

How cute would this one be with some Easter treats?

Extreme close up

And here's some I created to match a Breakfast at Tiffany's themed event I did....

(And yes, if you have a Silhouette and want the cut file to create one of these, I'm willing to share, just shoot me an email or leave a comment with your email.)

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  1. I've never seen those before. So cute!

  2. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought the worst generic crystal light packets today so I can't help but laugh at this.

  3. very cute. thanks for sharing.

  4. Coley, this would be an awesome addition to a women's or moms' event...girls love personalized, hand crafted stuff like this. Great job!! Love the pretty Springy colors. :)

    Thanks so much for joining my Crafty Cutter party. Have fun finding some crafty inspiration, and I hope you'll come visit me at Serenity Now again soon. :) I posted 2 Silhouette projects this week. :)

  5. What an awesome idea!!!! i am going to scrap lift this!!!! Just rocks!!!!

  6. Too cute! I've made these before and they are so fun and people love them. Great job

  7. Very cute idea and will save me lots of time trying to design. Thanks for sharing this post.

  8. I would also love the file. WOW. Nice job creating this. Looks amazing! And thanks for being willing to share. I just found your blog via Craft-O-Maniac. Mrsmmarieh @ Hotmail dot com

  9. What a great idea!! I am a new follower and loving what I see!
    Have a great day!

  10. hiya , great idea and tutorial would be great for kids parties , tfs , i am visiting from someday crafts and am your newest follower maybe you will pop by mine and follow too

  11. Um HELLO that is incredibly CLEVER and SMART!!! I'd love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up!

  12. Could you please share this cut file. I would greatly appreciate it. I love that you simplified the process.