Monday, June 13, 2011

Monogrammed Beverage Server+ Recipe+Printables

Thrift store basket, recycled bottles, spray paint & vinyl! 
It didn't take much time, money or energy to put together this Monogramed Summertime Beverage Server!  
 This is how we did it! 

We found a basket at the thrift store for .99 cents. We already had the glass bottles and spray paint in our stash. We set about spray painting the basket. This was our very first experience using vinyl. We cut it on our cricuit, since we have not won a Silhouette machine yet! Not a bad experience, and we will definitely be working with vinyl again.

We  printed out our initials
 and whipped up some flower embellishments and tied them onto our bottles.

We thought we would help you get into the Summertime party mood by providing you with a homemade Lemonade recipe & Lemonade Party printables!
{for our Lemonade, we added strawberries. A handful of strawberries, a little water and purred in the blender, than added to the Lemonade mixture~yummy!}

Homemade Lemonade Recipe {Paula Dean}

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 gallon cold water
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish
In a 1 gallon container, place sugar and hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and cold water to render 1 gallon. Stir until well mixed. Pour lemonade over glasses of ice, squeeze slice of lemon on top of each, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Free Lemonade Party printables from Fun.kty Time, a really cool blog you have to check out!

Have we inspired you to keep your bottles and make a summertime beverage server for the family?! Don't forget some nice ice cold refreshing lemonade with a cute straw flag and tag!

                                             Remember, keep it Homespun!

                                             The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways,
                                              and the good man rewarded for his.
                                               Proverbs: 14:14

Homespun With Love

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  1. Very cute! I did something similar with large carafes and used white vinyl initials and polkadots & embellished with red,white, and blue ribbon for Memorial Day. I figured with a "neutral" vinyl I could just switch out my ribbon! I love your basket & flowers in your set though - too cute for summer!

  2. That is just darling! I love that you did such a great job with your vinyl. I usually end up with it mashed together on itself. You've inspired me to give it another try!!! jules

  3. These look amazing! I love the bottles...wish I could score some, they are so cute!
    I bought vinyl a while back with the intentions of trying it out with my cricut, but I haven't gotten up the nerve to try it for some reason. I really need to pull it out and get over my fears!

  4. Love the beverage server! Thank's again for linking to Sew Woodsy last week! Keep on linking great projects!

  5. This is so thrifty and pretty! Thanks for sharing the idea. Please stop by today, and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

  6. What a great find!
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  7. This is so cute! I'm dying for some summertime lemonade! Thanks so much for linking it up to my {re}create into something new blog party! Hope to see you next week for some more awe inspiring transformations!

    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife