Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A HOUSEwarming Gift...


Do you know what today is? None other than the day of the season five premiere of House, MD! Hooray!!! I am so excited... This is my absolute favorite show! We really don't watch much TV. Just House and The Office. :) It seemed only fitting that today's project would be dedicated to House. I wanted to alter an item to hold some treats, and I'd never seen anyone alter a prescription bottle. Why do prescription bottles fit the theme? Well, YES, it's a hospital drama show! But if you watch, you know that House is always popping Vicodin. It is best to use bottles that have never held medicines, obviously, and some pharmacies will oblige if you ask them for a couple of empty bottles. If you want to try this project with some empty bottles that you have lying around the house, PLEASE be sure to wash them VERY well! And do not use them if residue from medicine they contained could POSSIBLY be dangerous. I am probably labeling myself Captain Obvious by saying all that, but still...

I used the Spooky patterned papers by Pebbles, Inc. Of course. I LOVE these papers! Haven't gotten yours yet? Order them HERE! I embellished simply, using cardstock stickers from the Spooky Stickers sheet and Spooky Words sticker sheet from the same line.

Did you notice that SUPER COOL ribbon around the bottle?? Limelight Papercrafts now carries Tulle Ribbon (by Bazzill) in four colors! The colors I used are Raven and Butterfly, and we also carry Tink Pink (what a fun name!) and Parakeet. I will be entering in some more new ribbon this afternoon (brown stripe, brown gingham, brown sheer polka dot, red stripe, black stripe...) so keep your eyes peeled!!

What's in this bottle? REESE'S PIECES! Fits the color theme, right?

If you make one of these, leave me a link! I'd love to see what you come up with. These would also be great get well gifts, wouldn't they?? ;)

13 comments:

Ryann said...

How very cute Mandy! What a cool idea!

Becky Carafa said...

Just genius (and very cute)!

Laura O'Donnell said...

Oh I love House, too!
Super cute project!

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Cool gift from a fellow North carolinian

Lorraine said...

this is a great project! i'll make sure I wash everything real good before putting my m&m's in them!
wasn't House great tonight! I love that show, and the new one after it, Fringe, has me glued to the tv.
thanks again for sharing such a fun project

Catherine said...

too cute! i'm watching HOUSE right now while blog hopping =)

the whimsical butterfly said...

LOL! Captain Obvious....well, as a mom ya never can be too careful!!!

These are SOOOO cute! I'm def. gonna make em for halloween! Thanks for the great idea, Mandy!

Katie Renz said...

Oh, I'm so glad that you mentioned House. I love that show, but got away from it a bit last year, but did catch the end of the season. I'll squeeze it in tonight in between the packing.

And love your little project. I love making things for a purpose or things that have a story behind them.

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, fabulous!!

Mandy said...

love it...and love House too!

Jen said...

Really cute idea!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

What a cute idea! And really, who couldn't use a little Vicodin dust on their Reese's Pieces? LOL! :)

Beedubya said...

Our local breastfeeding specialist made something like this for our support group for when people ask (with a screwed up face), 'You're STILL breastfeeding?!). She called them our "Chill Pills". Pop one and you won't pop the asker is the mouth! LOL!