Today after getting home from buying groceries, I've been busy making Treat Bottles for the little goblins that will be coming on Saturday - Halloween evening. We usually don't have over a dozen kids come, so I figured this would be fun to do for them. I saw this at a craft show and thought it was a very cute idea.
I bought the small bottled water and saved the water in another jar. I don't usually buy these small bottles, but it'd take way too much candy to fill the bigger bottles. I used a serated knife to cut off the existing label; saved it and used it for a cutting out a new band out of craft paper; it was about 2" by 8 1/4". Then I cut the bottle almost in half. I didn't want to wait for them to air dry, so pried the bottle apart and dried them out with a dish towel.
Filled them with candy and then put scotch tape on to hold the bottle together. Then I put on the new decorated band and used double sided tape to hold that, then put a Halloween sticker over that seam to hide it a little. Then I put some more filler candy in through the top, put on the cap and then tied on a scrap of halloween material to cover the opened seam on the cap.
The kids will get a bottle of candy and I made up extra hot pads out of left over Halloween material, so the Moms will get a new hot pad! I'm sure some of the smaller kids will wonder how I got the candy inside the bottle!