Thursday, May 20, 2010

BBQ Hostess Gift

Here's an assortment of random stuff.
A diet Coke can,
a 2" scalloped circle punch,
a hole punch,
one leather shoestring
and some kitchen scissors.


Add a bandanna...

and a bottle of wine...

or barbecue sauce...

and you have a perfectly dressed BBQ hostess gift.


Bolo Tie Wrap How To:

1. Wear gloves and cut open the soda can with your super tough kitchen scissors.

2. Flatten out a section and punch out a scallop. Amazingly, the edges are not too sharp. I wouldn't caress them or anything, but they weren't too sharp to touch or anything.

3. You can add some fancy details by pressing firmly with a pen on the print side of the can. Use a magazine or something  soft underneath it. The indents will show nicely on the plain silver side.

4. Hole punch two holes top and bottom.




5. Wrap your gift in a bandanna.

6. Wrap the shoelace around the neck of the bottle once and then thread it through the top hole, behind the scallop and into the bottom hole-bolo tie style.

There you have it- a western style wrapping on a shoestring budget!

This won't be the last you'll see of punched soda cans around these parts!

I am linking to Frugal Friday on the Shabby Nest.

8 comments:

Laura said...

Now that is just too stinkin' cute. Very clever! Thanks for stopping by earlier. Very nice to meet you in blog-land. Have a great weekend!

Nutsy Coco said...

Cute!

Melissa said...

Brilliant and absolutely adorable!!

Kelli said...

Just saw you won the DIY Club with your lemonade stand! Congratulations!!

~Kelli @ Smidgens

Pam said...

The bandana wrap is perfect for this with it's bolo tie tag. Fun and frugal!

Christy said...

Thanks for swinging by and commenting b/c it brought your site to my attention, and it's so stinkin' cute! I love it all! I'm now following along, and can't wait to see what the summer break brings out of your crayon box. ;o)

littlemissmk said...

cute! :)

Melissa said...

I hope you don't mind but I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award.

http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/05/versatile-blogger-award.html