DIY Drink Dispenser Beautification

As you know, I found an amazing deal on drink dispensers a couple months ago at TJMaxx (my TJCrack). Well, they’ve been sitting in our loft all boxed up and collecting dust while I thought about ways to fancy them up a bit. I have to admit, I didn’t really come up with anything except that I knew I wanted them to say “Drink Me” as nod to Alice in Wonderland. To be honest, I just kind of started off with a mish-mosh of crafty doo-dads and let it all come together organically (“organically” is code for “I have no clue where this is going, oh well!”).

First, I printed off labels for our dispensers on white cardstock. Lucky for me, it was one of the few few times that our P.O.S. printer decided to work correctly. I cut them down to size with my handy-dandy notebook paper cutter that I bought because of this project. I then proceeded to chop some aqua card stock that I had left over from that same project (mish-mosh, told ya) and use it as backing for the labels. After looking at it with my head cocked to the side (you do it too, don’t lie) I decided it was still too plain. Enter: rubber stamp, stage right.

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Don’t you like my work station? I have to craft on the floor, I’m not sure why, but I’m sure Mr. Rainbow finds it quite interesting to find rubber stamp ink remnants all over his expensive engineering books… whoops! Anyway…

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The stamps definitely succeeded in giving the labels the visual interest that they were lacking. FYI, the drinks are “Sweetie” (Sweet Tea), “Love Potion No.9″ (Sangria), “Something Blue” (Hard Lemonade), and “Blushing Bride” (Champagne Punch) and the fonts I used are Outlaw and Porcelain. Now, how to attach them to the dispensers you ask? Ribbon, duh. I simply looped ribbon around the necks of the dispensers and hot glued it to the back of the labels, like so.

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Excuse the messy back, no one’s going to see that part anyway. Once I put all the labels on the ribbons, I realized that they were too light to pull the ribbon taut, so I added a little bling from this project on the bottom to weigh them down. Et voila, pretty drink dispensers!

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For a project that I just kind of threw together, I have to say, I’m really pleased with the outcome, especially considering that I had everything on hand, so it cost me exactly 0 dollars and 0 cents! Win.

Have you ever started a craft project with no clear vision of the end result? How did it turn out?

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Mrs. Rainbow

Birthday:
October 01
Location:
Tampa
Wedding Date:
May 2010

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    panda in England 210 posts, Helper bee @ 3:35 am

    i LOVE these! they look great! :-) beautiful labels, beautiful dipensers… love it.

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    UCLAMeghan 118 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:46 am

    These are so perfect! I love your drink re-names.

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    Lindsay, Guest @ 12:03 pm

    Thanks, Miss Rainbow! I was just in there last night and didn’t think to look at the stamps. Ugh!

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    amester26 256 posts, Helper bee @ 5:06 pm

    Hey Rainbow, these are AWESOME! I am also a FL bride! If you consider selling these after your wedding, please DM me! I’d love to take them off your hands :-)

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    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:01 pm

    what is it with you and “throwing things together” and ending up with something totally amazing??? i mean, what gives??? i really love how you incorporated the alice in wonderland theme into your drink dispensers.

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    Mrs. Mouse 4725 posts, Honey bee @ 3:05 pm

    So pretty! I love it.

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    annette, Guest @ 6:10 pm

    Hi Miss Rainbow – I was watching a craft show and the girl started talking about Alice in Wonderland themed teacup candelabras!! Instantly I thought of you….
    http://www.katiebrown.com/kbep1.cfm?cat=GROW&episodeid=14&seasonID=4

    Then I started searching and found this link – lots of great ideas for your themed wedding – all I did was google “garden accessories”:
    http://www.themagpiestore.co.uk/index.php?cat=Garden

    The good thing is once you’re done with your Alice in Wonderland themed wedding, you can take most of these things and have a Alice in Wonderland themed backyard!! WOO!

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    Miss Chicken Wing 1225 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:24 am

    THESE LOOK PHENOMENAL, RAINBOW!!!! Great job, you!

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    sprinkle 542 posts, Busy bee @ 10:23 pm

    CUTE! we used the same fonts, so i especially love the cards!!

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    alishaneva 2152 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:57 pm

    They look so fantastic!! Loooove them!! And I love the Drink Me/Alice in Wonderland reference. Have you heard “Drink Me” by Anna Nalick?

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:26 pm

    Those look fantastic!!!!

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    Adriana26 348 posts, Helper bee @ 5:49 am

    They look great!

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    lstiffend 301 posts, Helper bee @ 1:25 am

    Those are awesome!

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    abe1 2 posts, Wannabee @ 1:22 pm

    I love these Drink Dispensers. I ordered a few for my wedding that’s coming up at http://www.classichostess.com. They have the most amazing styles and great discounts. Check out this link http://www.classichostess.com/BeverageDispensers.aspx .

    Good luck

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    JMae227 5 posts, Newbee @ 7:58 pm

    my wedding is next Jan (2011). would you be interested in selling these after you’re done with them?

    e-mail me if interested.

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