This is simply a six-pack of Orange Crush soda. I covered the cardboard holder in cute My Mind's Eye Halloween paper that I received in a swag bag at Spark in September. I measured the sides of the holder and cut corresponding pieces out of patterned paper, then adhered it right to the cardboard itself. You could probably get away with not measuring and just tracing the shape with a pencil, but I'm picky that way. I used Zip Dry adhesive but I think a glue stick or double-sided tape would have been a bit easier.
The ends of the carton are covered with a coordinating striped paper, since one sheet isn't enough to do all four sides of the box. I also measured roughly and cut a strip to go around each bottle, and used the remaining paper from that to cover the top part where the handle is. I used some of the die cut shapes that came in the package to decorate the sides, tied on a few pieces of ribbon and rickrack from my scrap jar, and now I have a cute little treat to give to a friend, all for the cost of the soda!
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I love this embellished soda carton from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. They have a great package of patterned papers in greens, black and orange with the raven theme, so they've used the Key Lime Stewart's soda to match. To further embellish the soda bottles, they've applied a skull rub-on to the neck of each bottle and topped the lids with a square of black tissue paper and a bit of twine.
I enjoyed making this treat for our friends, and I think I'll do a few more for the families that The Mister and I Visit and Home Teach. The idea could easily work as a neighbor gift, a birthday treat for a co-worker, or even for a teacher. It's inexpensive but visually impressive and it's a treat because few of us probably buy soda in glass bottles on a regular basis.