How To Make a 2 Liter Bottle with Gifts Inside

2 liter bottle gifts inside

Links + Video at the bottom of this post for more help!

2 liter bottle gifts inside

I confused children and adults alike with this project!

This was a gift for my nephew.  He was really happy when he figured out how to get inside, so he could get to the cash.  IDK what he bought with the money, but it was around the time that he bought rocks you could slam together and they’d make a spark and a jaw breaker that wouldn’t quite fit in his mouth.  An excellent choice for spending, I think.

Here’s what You’ll Need:

Steps to Make a 2 liter bottle with Gifts Inside:

STEP ONE: Well, it’s actually pretty easy!  You take an empty 2 (or 3) liter soda bottle and take the label off of it.

STEP TWO: You cut a sideways “U” shape out of the side (Also known as the letter “C” but needs to be deeper like a sideways “U”.)

STEP THREE: Then you cram all the things in there that you can think of.

STEP FOUR: Seal the “U” closed.

I used clear packing tape, which was awesome because even when my nephew took off the label I made, he still couldn’t find the opening because I’d sealed it so well.  ha ha ha ha ha ha ha heee heee hee (Sorry, it’s been months and I’m still laughing about that.)

plastic frog in 2 liter gift bottle

Label Covers the Hole

I used scrapbook paper, but you could use any kind at all.

plastic frog and money in 2 liter gift bottle

Everyone was amazed with this gift.  It was really fun making it and giving it to him.  Before he even opened it, the adults kept asking me how to get into it.  It was pretty funny.

label of 2 liter bottle gifts inside

That adorable sock monkey and the gift he holds come from a Stampin’ Up stamp sets called “Sock Monkey” and “Sock Monkey Accessories”.

This is a fun way to give a gift!! I should know…I’ve made a bunch!

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  1. These are so cute! And so versatile. I wish my kids were still in elementary, these would make great gifts for their little friends.

  2. patches_523h says:

    Oh wow! this is cute!!!

  3. momslovebugs says:

    LOVE this idea! I have 2 nephews that have a birthday coming up. I think I will try this. Thanks!!! 🙂

    1. You’re welcome! I bet they will love it! 🙂 (Plus, they’ll think you’re the coolest aunt EVAH!) 😉

  4. Very cute Idea, I will have to do this for my Grandchildren for their Birthday

  5. Love it! I have a birthday party coming for a child that I will make this for! This will be a hit!
    Thanks for this great idea!

  6. This was wayyyyyyyyyyyy too funny. I can find a 2 liter bottle! hooray. hahahhahahhaha
    Great job..

  7. MissMichelle says:

    Wow I love this idea, what a unique way to make a gift!

  8. oh so cool Wish I had seen these earlier because I need something for this weekend at stamp camp, but nonetheless, I will make these!

  9. christieK says:

    This is such an awesome idea – I am going to have to steal this one from you for sure!!!

  10. gypsygirl12 says:

    I made this bottle for my grand daughter’s 13th birthday, everyone loved it and couldn’t figure it out. Now my daughter wants to make some for a girls nite in, with nailpolish, earrings, etc,etc. We love this idea, and will be using it for alot of different occasions.
    Thanks for the idea, love your site!!!

  11. How cute is this. This one will go in my save-it for later book. Thanks for another great idea Joy.

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