When I was younger, my mom used to make me these adorable juice boxes decorated in construction paper and made to look like holiday symbols such as a snowman or a reindeer. Sometimes she even went all out and made me Frankensteins or ghosts for Halloween! These homemade creations were always the talk of the class, all of the students rushing to get their own as my heart swelled with a sense of pride that my mom was the cool one who made them.
Since my mother has always been a huge source of creative inspiration in my life, I thought that it was only fitting to wrap up 2015, and my collaboration with IZZE, by taking these sparkling juices to the next level. As I’ve showed you, IZZE can be used in many different entertaining scenarios from the perfect Memorial Day cocktail to an afternoon of summer refreshment with friends. Seeing as the holidays are family-centric and generally involve people of all ages, adding a little flair and fun to your table setting might not be a bad idea. Do you have little cousins who are easily distracted at the dinner table? Turn these decorated IZZE bottles into talkative characters and they’ll be occupied at least until dessert comes. [Bonus points if you enlist in their help making them – they’ll feel so pleased with their work once they’re finished.]
For this post, I chose to make a Santa and a Candy Cane. Both are easily recognizable and relevant to my family holiday celebrations, but you could certainly choose anything that has meaning to what you celebrate! Here’s how you make them:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Red, White, Black and Yellow Construction paper
- Tape (or glue if you prefer)
- Marker (I like to use Sharpies)
- Cut one large strip of white construction paper, enough so that it looks like it could cover the belly of your IZZE Santa, and tape (or glue… but let’s be real, tape is faster and easier) to the back of the bottle.
- Cut one strip of black construction paper that is about half the size of the white strip. Tape to the back of the bottle.
- Cut a square of yellow construction paper, fold in half, and then cut along the inner perimeter of the shape, creating a cut-out for the belt. Tape in the middle of the black piece.
- Cut three strips of red construction paper. Roll two of the three into cylinders and attach to either side of the body for the arms. The third can be wrapped around the bottle neck for the hat.
- Cut your Santa’s beard out of white construction paper. Feel free to get creative with size and shape.
- Feel free to get creative and add a face or a “Ho! Ho! Ho!” anywhere on your Santa.
DIRECTIONS [CANDY CANE]
- Cut red and white construction paper into several strips.
- Tape alternating pieces of red and white construction paper to the entire bottle.
- Write whatever Holiday saying strikes your fancy!
There you have it, easy entertainment and cheap decorations that can add to the holiday fun in any house! Maybe you’ll even start a new tradition. Whatever you decide, I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season with your families! Happy Holidays!
*this is a sponsored post – all opinions are my own