Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Deep Red Stamps and Xyron Designer Blog Hop

Hello, Crafty Friends!! Welcome to the 3rd day of the Deep Red + Xyron Designer Blog Hop!!
I am so excite that you dropped by because I have an amazing project for you today repurposing old/ used Frappuccino bottles!

And if you are not already excited... here is a little motivation for ya... the awesome people from Deep Red and letting me give away a $25 in stamps to one lucky person!! WOOHOO!!! How AMAZING is that??!!


I'm not the only gal giving away a gift certificate...
13 other talented crafters will be joining the fun!!! Each participating blog in our hop will EACH be giving away $25 !!

You can find the complete line-up and addition details HERE!

As a special treat, Deep Red is also giving away another bonus prize at the end of the week!!


All you have to do is:
1. Follow my blog (I will use this as a means to contact you)
2. Leave a comment below (So I know you were here, each comment will count as an entry)

And, don't forget to visit 
on Facebook and like their pages!! It's not mandatory to "Like" their page but it sure is appreciated!! Make sure to tell them I sent ya!!

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook, Any and all information collected is for the sole purpose of contacting the winner.

And now to even more FUN STUFF...

How to make your very own recycle/upcycled 
Milk Bottle Vases

Supplies Used
Glass Frappuccino Bottles (Washed and Cleaned)
Gray striped Paper- Seaside Yacht Stack (DCWV)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Stamp-a-majig (EK Success)
Wooden Plank Whitewash (Mix The Media)
    1-1/2" Split Ring Hangers x 3
3/8"x 1" Hex Bolts x 3
Metal Washers x 6 (optional)
Drill with 3/8" Drill Bit
Phillips Screwdriver

I really like the look of antique Parisian and French country chic...  and these gorgeous stamps from Deep Red are just perfect for both!! And today, I am going to show you how to make wall vases that will work for either!

I started by stamping my image using The French Perfume Label, from Deep Red Stamp,  onto this soft gray striped patterned paper from DCWV's Seaside Yacht Stack. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink... the images come out crisp and clear and the ink when dried is permanent. Which means no smudging if it gets wet... YAY!!

 I want the stripes on my paper to run evenly with the words... but there are no images on the backside of the stamp... No problem. I have an easy fix.I used a Stamp position tool. 

First, I stamped my image on the plastic sheet included, lining the sheet flush against the side and corner of the tool. Then I too my plastic sheet and positioned it over my patterned paper, lining it up to where I felt it was "straight".

Keeping the plastic sheet in position, I placed the tool back flushed against the side of the sheet. 

Then slide my stamp down the wall of my tool using it as a guide to stamp.
 This tool is awesome... I can also fix some of my stamping faux pas... like the sunflower from the image on the left. All I have to do is line place the plastic sheet back down and line up the two images until they become one. place my tool back down and re-stamp again!! 

 Tah-dah!!! No mistake!!

I hand cut each label, leaving a small border around the image.

Then I gave all of my labels a quick run through my Xyron Creative Station Lite. I want these labels to stay put so I used a permanent adhesive refill cartridge inside my machine.

 Now that my labels are done it's time to stick them onto my would be vases.
I love the shape and size of the Frappuccino coffee drinks. They kind of remind me of old fashioned milk bottles. And I always have a ton of them laying around my house.

Just soak them in hot water and wash them up. The hot water make the labels easier to get off. I use Goo-gone to remove any leftover adhesive residue then give them another wash to get off that "industrial/petroleum" smell. 

Once dried, I add my labels. To make them line up evenly with each other I lay them next to one another and apply the labels to the next glass using the previous glass as a guide.

 For my backboard... I found this wooden plank and drilled 3 holes. Well, I should have stated this at the beginning of the project... Make sure your drill is fully charged!!! Mine wasn't... but luckily I have an awesome neighbor is really handy and he hooked me up!

 I tried to space them out as evenly as possible. These holes are meant to screw in my split ring hangers. One bolt screws in from behind and two screws are up front to hold the neck of the glass bottle in place.

I used a 1-1/2 " Split Ring Hanger for my bottles and it fits these bottles perfectly. The threading that screws the hanger in place takes a 3/8" hex bolt. So I used (3) 3/8" x 1" hex bolts. This was just right right length to get through my planks and screw securely in. The bolts DO NOT come with the hangers so you'll have to purchase them in addition to the hangers.

To get the bottles into each hanger, just undo the screws up front insert bottle, and rescrew. These screws in the front of the hanger ARE included... so , there is no need to buy any or play the guessing game on what size fits those tiny holes.

Mount as desired.

And now you can add your flowers!!

Here is my finished project...

And a closer peek...

I hope you loved my project!!

I really love how this recycled /upcycled project turned out!!

And I really enjoyed you joining us along our Designer Hop!!

Hope you all have a fabulously crafty day!!

~ Mitsy

Don't forget


To enter to WIN $25 in Deep Red Stamps

Good Luck Crafty Friends!!!


  1. Such a great hanging! Love the design; I'm sure I want to try this myself to get the possibility to set flowers somewhere were there is no shelf! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Yes, with limited counter and shelf space, projects like these come in handy!!

  2. OMGosh this is super adorable and you make it looks so easy with your xyron.. I love that stamps and now you have me running off to look for it to buy!!!

    1. MaryAnn, this was super duper easy... the hardest part was trying to drill holes with a dead drill!! LOL

  3. Very cute project! I love the labels you used, and the Creative Station Lite is a perfect way to attach the labels to the bottles! Beautiful peonies also.... mine are just starting to bloom!

    1. Oh awesome!! I just love peonies and cabbage roses... they're so beautiful, especially at full bloom!!

  4. Nicely done. Love the upcycle and how pretty the peonies are in the labeled bottles. Great idea and so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much, Aunt Dee!! I'm so glad you stopped by today!!

  5. This is fabulous! I've been saving these bottles for awhile, knowing I'd find something to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. You are so welcome, Andrea!! I have tons too... and they're awesome to craft with!!

  6. Beautiful design..Looks so fun to make this fun project..I like the way you used something that you already had to start it with..and went with great products..

    1. Thanks, Barbara!! I find reusing/ repurposing items gives me more reasons to love the items I do purchase. I love the coffee already, so revamping the container is an awesome bonus.

  7. Such a lovely project. I too like that you are recycling. Saving the world for our kids, hopefully.

  8. I am intrigued by the Xyron and I'm really enjoying the blog hop! Your project is AWESOME! Such a cool way to repurpose these cute bottles!

  9. This is such a clever little project - I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it. I can see doing it for some cuttings I have rooting outside on the patio!! Thanks for the chance! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

  10. Beautiful! I Love this idea! I will be looking for a stamp I can use, then I'll be all set! I have my Xyron Creative Station Lite, Love, Love, Love it!!! Don't know what I'd do without it!!!

  11. What a great project! I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win!

  12. I have subscribed via email for a long time now... love all the eBrush projects you do! That was how I found you I think. Anyway, I love this idea and it turned out awesome! I have a couple Deep Red stamps that are flowers and are amazed at how detailed they are. Love that!!!