Saturday, March 31, 2012

If You Give A Bethany A Blazer Loss...

 ... than she wants a drink of whiskey... if you give her a drink of whiskey, she'll want it out of a cute flask...

Recently, while watching my beloved Portland Trailblazers lose to a team I can't stand (but dare not name), I also happened to be online. I updated my Facebook status claiming that after this game I was going to need a drink. In a new tab, I was on Etsy and saw a cute flask featured, which lead me to an adorable little shop kryan2designs where I found a cute zebra print girly flask that I absolutely love, so I linked it to my Facebook.

One of my friends left a comment on my link asking the question that all my friends seem to ask me when they find something really cute online that they don't want to buy. 

"Can we make that?" 

The answer is... duh!!!

Wanna see how I did it? 

metal flask
scrapbook paper
measuring tape
outdoor mod podge
paint brush

I found some cute little 2 oz. stainless steel flasks online and you can find them here. I started out by measuring my flask. First I measured the height of the flask and then the length.

Once I had my dimensions, it was time to cut my paper. My measurements had me cut pieces 2 1/4" x 7 1/2". I miss measured at first and cut 3 1/4" tall, but cut an inch off and was fine.

When I had my pieces cut I wrapped them around the flask and cut off the excess length.

Once I had my paper cut it was time to mod podge. I painted a section of mod podge on the flask and put the paper on. I repeated to paint on sections and smooth down the paper, making sure to smooth the paper down really well to avoid getting air bubbles.

When the little flasks were covered with scrapbook paper, I made sure to let the mod podge dry. Then I applied a coat of mod podge over the top of the paper to seal the paper onto the flask. I did a total of three top coats of mod podge to make sure that it would stay sealed. I chose to use Outdoor Mod Podge to help protect the scrapbook paper from getting wet.

Update 2/3/12: After drying for 72 hours like the instructions said, the Outdoor Mod Podge on top of the paper was still a little tacky. I added a coat of Hard Coat Mod Podge and now the top coat is perfect. 

When I was finished I had some cute little flasks that will make some adorable little gifts for some ladies that I know!

I have plans to make a few more of these, maybe even one for myself! 

I'm sharing this project at the following link parties: 

~ What's In The Gunny Sack @ The Gunny Sack ~ Make It Great Monday @ Etcetorize ~ The Cure for the Common Monday @ Lines Across My Face ~ Craft & Tell @ Cherished Bliss ~ Talent Tuesday @ Vintage Wanna Bee ~ Tips & Tutorials Link Party @ Home Stories From A to Z ~ Tuesday Talent Show @ Chef In Training ~ Take-A-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee CraftsToo Cute Tuesday @ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~ Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife ~ Tell Me Tuesday @ Me and My Boys ~ Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims ~ Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts ~ Lil Luna Link Party @ Lil Luna ~ Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design ~ Show & Share @ Southern Lovely ~ Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy Man, Crafty Woman ~ Creative Juice Thursday @ Momnivore's Dilemma ~ Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage ~ BFF Open House Link Party @ The Answer Is Chocolate ~ T.G.I.F Link Party @ Craft Junkie Too ~ Anything Goes Link Party @ Bacon Time ~ Creative Genius Link Party @ The Creative Paige ~ Delicately Constructed Friday @ Delicate Construction ~ Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now ~ Weekend Wrap Party @ Tatertots & Jello ~ Free For All @ Young and Crafty ~ Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters Stuff ~ Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different Act Normal ~ Saturday Seven Link Party @ Positively Splendid ~ Sunday Link Party @ Twigg Studios ~ Sister Sunday Link Party @ Sisters of the Wild West ~ Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I {heart} Naptime ~ Sunday's Best Par.tay @ My 1929 CharmerThink Pink Sunday @ Flamingo Toes ~


  1. Wow that's such a nifty and different idea! I may have to start drinking whiskey just for the cute flask!

  2. What a great project! You're right...perfect gifts!

  3. I love this idea!! They turned out awesome!

  4. OK this is too stinkin cute!! It would also make a great idea for a bachelorette party or something! Definitely pinning this!
    Newest Follower,

  5. Thanks for stopping by and leading me to your lovely blog! I browsed around and just love all off your creative projects...fabulous! I will have to follow you :-)

  6. Ha! Thanks for helping to make the world look prettier - either through alcohol or decorative flasks for it. I love it.

    jess @

  7. They turned out so cute! Interesting to see how Mod Podge works with stainless steele too. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

  8. I've been looking at paper crafts for years and years, and can honestly say this is the first time I've seen embellished flasks! Love it!! What a great idea and post! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it : )

  9. How stinkin' cute are these?! TOTALLY!!! Who knew there was a whole website for flasks!

  10. Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party!

  11. OK, seriously so darn cute. I love flasks, when we use to go to the Chicago Bears Football games we would be freezing and would warm ourselves up with a nip from our flasks. Such a great idea, and can always return to original state. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

  12. Cute idea! We hope you'll be back to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you! -The Sisters

  13. My friends and I are going to do this before we head to MIA for our girl's trip this summer!!!

  14. Love this, did one for myself but used contact cement to put the paper in place than added my name to the top with vinyl... turned out amazing, just needs to add a clear coat now


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