I will confess, in my head this was a super cute idea that would be real fun for the littles come Halloween time. I will also confess that when I started making it I was VERY skeptical that it would turn out even reasonably presentable. But … all ends well and I’m pleased as punch with the cuteness that (after many coats of paint) came together!
This is one of those crafts that most anyone can do … super simple. The only requirement … you have to drink a lot (like … A LOT) of coffee with creamer :). The good news for me … I meet that minimum requirement :).
To make this presh little game, you just simply need:
- Orange, white and yellow paint. I used a combo of spray paint, acrylic paint and tempra paint. Whatever was on hand. (I will confess that the acrylic worked best!).
- Painters tape
- 10 creamer containers (big fan of the Coffee Mate Sugar Free vanilla … as you can tell).
And to assemble, you just simply:
- Take the bottles apart and wash thoroughly. Paint a coat of white paint over the entire bottle and cap. Let it dry.
- Keep caps separate and paint these white. I used spray paint that FOUGHT me on sticking to the plastic. I tried tempra paint … also streaky. After about 85 million coats of the two … we had full coverage. Ok, perhaps it was a bit more like 5 coats.
- Place painters tape about half way up the bottle. If you use the Coffee Mate brand, and there are ridges about half way up. That worked for my line.
- Paint below the line with yellow. Let it dry thoroughly.
- Move paint down (or cut the corner if you have the ridge divide and can do a straight line) and paint above the line orange.
- Let dry and put caps back on.
- Spray a final coat of clear glossy spray to give them a finish. Glitter would be cute too :).
I paired the set with a neon green bouncy ball. This will be fun for the littles at our Halloween pre- Trick or Treat party. I even made a printable sign for the game and shared it over here. And with that … you have everything (besides 10 creamer bottles) that you need to make your own little fun game!
Share in the fun over at: Creating My Way to Success, All Things Fee, Craft-o-maniac, Sew Can Do, Lines Across, Alderberry Hill, The Dedicated House, C.R.A.F.T., Serendipity and Spice, Making the World Cuter, Flour me with Love, DIY Home Sweet Home, Our Delightful Home, The Gunny Sack, I Should Be Mopping the Floor, A Stroll Thru Life, P&P Kitchen, Say Not Sweet Anne, This Gal Cooks, Mad in Crafts, Memories by the Mile, Chef in Training, Nap Time Creations, Lady Bug Blessings, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Carolyn’s Homework, Made to be a Momma, Coastal Charm, Salt Tree, Not Just a Housewife, House on the Way, Hope Studios, DIY Showoff, Someday Crafts, Sugar and Dots, 733, Polkadots on Parade, Housewives of Riverton, SNAP Creativity, Ginger Snap Crafts, Lady Behind the Curtain, Creations by Kara, Ducks in a Row, the NY Melrose Family, Kitchen Meets Girl, The Thrifty Home, Family Home and Life, Savvy Southern Style, Trendy Treehouse, Mandatory Mooch, A Glimpse Inside, Artsy Fartsy Mama, What’s Cooking Love, Katherine’s Corner, Living Well Spending Less, A Handful of Everything, Rhinestone Beagle, Fireflies and Jellybeans, Stone Gable, Sweet Bella Roos, Food Done Light, Simply Sweet Home, Whipperberry, Thirty Handmade Days, Ivy and Elephants, The Answer is Chocolate, Home Coming, Best Blog Recipes, Happy and Blessed Home, Sun Scholars, Nap Time Crafters, Chic on a Shoestring, Truly Lovely, Craftionary, Becoming Martha, Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, Romantic Home, Finding Fabulous, What About Co, 504 Main, Happy Hour Projects, The Grant Life, Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo, The Shabby Nest, Or So She Says, Be Different Act Normal, What’s Cooking with Ruthie, Cheerios and Lattes, Reasons to Skip Housework, A Little Clairefication, Six Sisters Stuff, Lovely Crafty Home, Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello, Too Much Time, Nifty Thrifty Things, Raising Memories, Flamingo Toes, Sondra Lyn at Home, Suburbs Mama, DIY Show Off, Lamb Around, Mom to Two Posh Lil Divas, Sew Many Ways, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, The Turquoise House, Elizabeth and Co, Uncommon Slice of Suburbia