Baseball Party: Sunflower Seed Bottles {Part 1}

I was recently asked to help decorate for a San Francisco Giants themed 50th birthday party. Since I haven't gotten to decorate for many birthday parties since my craft obsession began, I jumped on the opportunity and spent countless hours creating orange and black decorations. What I love about this theme is that I can totally re-use these items for Halloween! 

{1} I cut baseballs and (50) signs out using my Silhouette. Once they were all cut out, I simply used a glue stick to stick them together. 

{2} Once I finished them, it was time to figure out how I was going to use them!

{3} I've been hoarding these Calistoga sparkling water boxes and glass bottles for a while now. I had a couple of empty six packs in the garage that I realized would be perfect for this theme. I covered the entire box using black acrylic paint and let it dry. 

{4} Once the paint was dry, I wrapped an orange ribbon around the box and applied a small amount of E6000 glue with a toothpick to keep it on. I ended up applying the baseball and (50) pictures with Zots so that I can take them off and eventually replace them with Halloween images. {Won't these look cute with pumpkins on the outside and candy corn in the bottles?!}

{6} To decorate the bottles, I started by carefully tearing off the Calistoga label. If you do it right, it will leave adhesive on the bottle. From there, simply wrap a rectangle piece of patterned paper around the bottle and it will stick to the bottle itself. {Sorry, pictures 5 & 6 should be switched}

{5} Once you've wrapped the rectangle, there will probably be a bit hanging off, so I just used an X-ACTO knife and cut a straight line down the seam.

{7} Here is a picture showing the progression of the bottle. The last one shows a piece of twine wrapped around it for extra pizazz. I chose not to decorate these too much, because I didn't expect that anyone would actually eat them at this party.

{8} The final bottles. I purchased a bunch of sunflower seeds at the Dollar Tree and filled them to the top.

Stay tuned: More baseball decoration tutorials will be posted throughout the week!
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  1. I love this idea! The sunflower seeds in the bottles is just perfect. Megan

  2. VERY creative - & time-consuming. But you did a great job! I'll definitely hire you for our next 'theme' party. mm

  3. This is a great idea. Thanks for linking up to the Summer Fun Party! I am one of the cohosts. Feel free to stop by TheStuffofSuccess and say hello! Enjoy your week. Athena

  4. Hilary,
    I love your enthusiastic creating. You tackle a project give it some love and wallah, Creative Fun!
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads


Thank you for stopping by, I love hearing your comments! xo.xo. Hilary