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.
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…
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.
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!
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?