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Glass Milk Bottle Tutorial

I have received so many questions about the milk bottles I used for my nieces Cookies & Milk party.  I want to share this inexpensive and easy tutorial on how to create your own. I am in love with those vintage glass milk bottles, but at roughly $5 a piece the price is a little too steep for my budget (especially when you consider glass bottles and small children are never a good combination). This tutorial will teach you how to turn a simple Starbucks Frappuccino bottle into an over the top dessert table accent.

Glass Milk Bottle Tutorial

What you’ll need:
4 – Starbucks Frappuccino Bottles
1/4 – 1/2 Cup of Chocolate Chips
Sprinkles of your choice

Drink Bottle Wrapper
Striped Paper Straw

Glass Milk Bottle Tutorial

Soak empty Frappuccino bottles in warm soapy water for about 10 minutes to remove wrapper.  Clean and dry thoroughly, set a side.

Melted Chocolate

In a small glass dish melt chocolate chips in the microwave, one minute at a time at 50% power, stirring in between. *Helpful hint – Add 1/2 teaspoon of Crisco Shortening to make chocolate shiny and smooth.

Glass Milk Bottle

Place sprinkles in a small dish or plate

Dip the rim of the Frappuccino bottle in melted chocolate, making sure to cover the entire twist off area.

Let the chocolate stand for about a minute then dip the chocolate covered rim in the sprinkles of your choice. (If the chocolate is too hot the sprinkles will just run down the side of the bottle)

Glass Milk Bottle Tutorial

The above steps can be done a couple days in advanced, just make sure you store the bottles in a cool and dry place.

The day of your party add the milk and drink wrapper then top off the bottle with an adorable striped straw.

Frappuccino Milk Bottle

(The milk bottle wrappers are from our boys Cookie & Milk Party Set)

Thanks for stopping by! Cathy C.

3 In Halloween/ Tutorial

Gourmet Candy Covered Caramel Apples

Last week I worked on a photo shoot with the wonderful Monica from Andary Studio’s to show off the brand new Halloween Collection.  I made these delicious Gourmet Candy Apples for the shoot which turned out adorable.  Here is the tutorial on how to make your own.

Halloween Candy Apples

Store bought Candy Apples (or you can make your own, I was lazy this day)
Caramel Dipping Sauce
Candy Bars {your choice you need about 1 large or 3 fun size bars per apple}
Small bowl of sugar
Wax Paper
Chocolate chips or Melting chocolate

How to make Gourmet candy Apple

1. Place a large piece of wax paper over cookie sheet and set aside.

2. Crunch up candy bars in food processor or crush them in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. Place in bowl and set aside.

Crunch Candy Bar

3. Dip store bought candy apple into caramel dipping sauce {you can skip this step if you are dipping your own apples}

{The back one is how it looks when you don’t use freshly dipped apples, everything kind of falls off}

4.  Roll freshly dipped apples in the bowl of crushed candy, making sure you cover it entirely.

5.  Once you have completely covered the caramel apple with crushed candy place the bottom of the apple in small dish with sugar {this will keep it from sticking to the sheet} and place on wax paper.


 6. Melt chocolate chips in a small glass dish.  I use the microwave at 50% power stirring every minute. Once chocolate is completed melted use a spoon to drizzle melted chocolate over candy covered apple.  You can also use a squeeze bottle like this, or a sandwich bag with a small hole cut in the corner.

 The final product should look something like this….

Gourmet Candy Apples

I hope you enjoy the tutorial, don’t forget to check out the new Halloween Collection, on sale in the shop until October 1st.

thanks! cathy c.