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    Krissy
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      I'm here today to share a tutorial on how to alter a bottle carrier. I plan on using this as a Christmas gift. It was quick and easy to do. I'm going to take you step by step through my process with pictures. Here is the completed project.

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      Another view.

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      Here is the top of it.

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      First gather your supplies. Here are the papers I used.

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      For this particular carrier, my 12×12 sheet wasn't long enough to go all the way around, so I cut a coordinating sheet about an inch and half. I border punched one side of it and glued the other side on the inside of my 12×12 piece of paper, like this.

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      **QUICK TIP**
      To get my paper to curl a bit so It would lay flat on my carrier, I misted it a tiny bit with water and the rolled it up into the carrier for a few minutes.

      Now that I have my paper all set (I had to cut an inch off the top, as my carrier is only 11 tall), I started gluing the paper all the way around. While gluing use a brayer to help get the wrinkles out of your paper. Here it is all glued down.

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      Here is the back side (I got a few wrinkles).

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      Ok, set that aside, we are going to work on the top.

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      I cut a circle from my paper and inked the edges with moss green paper soft (I love that stuff. Must get more colors, lol.)

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      Now, on to the sides. You are going to have the same problem with the paper not covering completely, so I cut another strip, just like the bottom one, and border punched it the same way and attached it. I inked these edges as well.

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      No comes the really fun part, decorating it. I added lots of flowers and ribbon to the top. Please a few clear crystals and you can't forget the tag.

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      I misted the seambinding ribbon with snow queen glimmer mist and scrunched it as I dried it to get that look.

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      Once I was satisfied with the top. It was time to do the bottom. Since the top was all fancy, I kept the bottom kinda simple. I just went with some bling. You have to have some bling for the Holidays right?

      I added some bling swirls to the front and called it done.

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      I hope you have enjoyed my quick tutorial. If you have any questions, please ask.

      Happy Holidays.

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      Snagg1
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        This is gorgeous! I love it, I think I would probably like the package more than the gift ;) I'm not a big drinker. Great job and awesome tut!

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        WHat a great idea for a gift Kim. I love it! Thank you for this tut!

        #250333

        Fab tutorial and such an amazing project! Tfs!!!

        #250334

        Awesome tutorial, Kim! What a beautiful way to present a gift!

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        craftysprinkles
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          Love it Kim, really pretty! Thanks for the Tut

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          craftysprinkles
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            Kim, this is such a cool idea and your example is just gorgeous!!!!

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            Krissy
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              Great tutoial Kim, it looks so pretty!

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                This is fantastic, Kim!

                "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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