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.


Unknown 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!

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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.