You KNOW we love us some Diet Coke, our favorite bevy of choice that’s often peeking out in our tutorials as it gets us through our long projects!
Since we have only found the Diet Coke bottles that have our names (but spelled differently as our mom ends Kelly and Kristy with i’s not y’s we thought it would be fun to put together a soda crate to hold all of the Diet Coke you’ll be keeping for yourself this summer regardless of the name on the bottle and personalize it to your liking!
To get started you’ll need:
- Small unpainted crate
- Diet Coke stencil
- Black, white + red acrylic paint
- Bottle hack letters with emoticon printable (download HERE)
- Sticker paper OR a glue stick
- Cold bottles to put in the crate, of course!
We gave our crate (snagged with a coupon at our local hobby store for $3,) a fresh coat of white paint then let it dry.
Using our vinyl cutter we cut out the Diet Coke logo and used it as a stencil to paint “Diet” black and “Coke” red. Once dry, we sanded it down to give it the vintage look and sealed it with our favorite wax.
See how the wax brings the color back to the crate? So pretty!
We created a fun set of downloadable matching alphabet letters in red and included a handful of my favorite (and most popular) emoticons for you to change words and customize them to what YOU want the Diet Coke bottles to say! >>>Download tags here
For example, while shopping at Home Depot last week we found the names Tamika and Omar.
We changed Tamika to “mine” and Omar to “LOLLY” by cutting out the free downloadable letters and gluing them on with a glue stick. Of course we added a few emoji’s to make it fun and now this crate is perfect for, well, me! Haha!
You could mix it up and say fun things like “I Love You” and customize 3 bottles before giving the crate to someone or just tuck a sheet or two of our letters in and let the recipient make their own fun sayings or names!
In fact, if you want a chance to win YOUR OWN personalized Diet Coke in a premium kit from the fine folks at Diet Coke, simply leave us a comment and tell us what your bottle would say and we’ll go ahead and enter you in the contest to win the coolest prize ever! Psst! For an EXTRA ENTRY, post a picture of how you used our stickers to make a Diet Coke bottle your own on any social media channel with the hashtag #ItsMyDietCoke and #LollyJaneBlog. Be sure to tag @DietCoke and @LollyJaneBlog with your bottle, of course! We can’t wait to see what you create with our stickers and select that lucky winner on 07/11! In the meantime, be sure to check out more of our Diet Coke projects like our free “You are the Diet to My Coke” printable, Diet Coke necklace and Diet Coke “Soda-Lighted” gift tag.