DIY Gift: Water Bottle

Have you ever tried Synergy Kombucha? My personal favorite flavor is Cherry Chia. It's real tasty and loaded with good-for-your-gut probiotics and omega-3 packed chia seed. But that's not the only thing I love about Synergy drinks—I love the bottles they come in.

An Easy, Recycled and Handmade Gift

For the last month I have been collecting and reusing these lovely little bottles. I soak and peel the labels off, clean them up, and reuse them as water bottles for road trips and everyday hydrating. They are pretty and practical—so much so that I thought it would be fun to personalize them somehow and give them as gifts this year.

So I headed to the craft store and cruised the aisles looking for ways to pretty them up. I had a subtle glass etching effect in mind and Martha delivered. The Martha Stewart section had the best selection of adhesive stencils and all the other tools I needed. Find it all online (links below) or at Michaels.

The Tools You'll Need

  • Adhesive Stencils (see below)
  • Glass Etching Cream (see below)
  • A Brush
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Drinking bottles (preferably recycled)

All the directions you need are on the product packaging and may vary depending on the brand of etching cream you use. I used Martha Stewart's—very easy. Just clean the bottle up good, wipe it down with a little rubbing alcohol, adhere a stencil, and brush on the etching cream. Allow to sit 15 minutes, rinse off with water, and voila! A pretty drinking bottle—the perfect eco-friendly gift.

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