Up-Cycled Drink Caddy.

I've had this idea in my head for over a year and thought today was the perfect day to show you dears.  Saturday is May Day and this would be a nice surprise to leave on a friends door step, no?  And guess what?  I even have another FREE download for you!

Gather your supplies:

1 kraft drink carrier (I got mine from Sonic after taking the children for some slush's during happy hour)
4 clay pots
alyssum plants (or whatever kind of flower you like)
"HELLO!" banner download
card stock
2 bamboo skewers

The steps couldn't be more simple.

Download the banner + print on card stock. Cut, then tape bamboo skewers to the back of the banner.

Plant alyssum  in clay pots.

Add pots to the drink carrier.

Wrap fabric around the drink carrier to cover restaurant logo. Once the fabric was around the carrier, I simply hand stitched the raw edges together to secure.

 The "HELLO!" banner was inspired by a gift tag my friend Lindsay made a few months ago.  Don't you love having friends that inspire you?  Me too.

And that's it!  A sweet box of flowers all ready to make someone smile.

Speaking of smiling...I'm headed out for the weekend with my mom + sister sans kids.  Can you believe it?  No potty breaks every ten minutes, no diapers, SLEEPING IN!  It's going to be a great weekend, I just know it.

Happy Friday!


  1. oh these are one of my favourite flowers! they look great in the drink carrier. i enjoy this idea i might have to make something similar soon!

  2. This is awesome. I was wanting to celebrate May Day. And the download?! Love. Thanks.

  3. I would never have figured that out from twitter....what an amazing idea! can't wait to try it myself!
    I know you need a blogging break every once in awhile, but I can't tell you how happy I've been to see you pop up in my reader so often lately. Have a wonderful (well deserved) girls' weekend!

  4. I love it! Such a great idea.

    Enjoy your weekend!!

  5. I love this idea.... going to the store when the twins wake from their nap!


  6. What a cute idea. Love it!

    What a weekend to look forward to. Woohoo!!!

  7. Its adorable! I wonder where else you can find the containers other than Sonic? Thanks for the download and idea!

  8. This is one of my favorite things that you've made. I LOVE it.

  9. i loved seeing you in action yesterday. cooking + creating + photographing. left feeling my cup was full of friendship + inspiration. happy weekend connecting with your family. love, lindsay

    p.s. please sneak a giant leavenworth ice cream cone for me.

  10. Such a smart idea. THanks for sharing

  11. SO cute... I love this! I will be making one for my mom for mothers day! thank you so much for the great idea!

  12. i love this! thank you for sharing. and i NEVER know what to do with those and feel super guilty throwing them away. yipee.

  13. you inspire me, dear dandee!

    it's time to get my craft on, for sure! but first, i may need a limeaid from Sonic...

  14. fantastic idea! also a great mother's day gift! thanks for the post :)

  15. wonderful idea for Mothers Day.

  16. That's the coolest idea ever.

  17. such a beautiful + creative idea! love it.

  18. Brilliant idea. Thankyou for the inspiration!

  19. So cheery and light. I am in love. This looks like a fun summer craft!

  20. How cute is this! Thank you so much for showing us how to Up cycle it!

  21. I love this so much! I wondered what font you used. I'd like to alter it to say "Happy 4th!" Can you help?

  22. hello margaret,

    the font i used is called simon script and can be downloaded for free from dafont.com.


  23. You are AWESOMESPICE!!! Thank you so much. It is going to look perfect. Happy 4th!

  24. I found this at BravoBride.com -- it's so cool what you do!!


  25. Awesome idea. These would make great centerpieces for any event. A very creative way to reuse the drink carriers.

  26. Love this! Just happened to have one of these laying around, thanks for the inspiration!

  27. I love this idea.... going to the store when the twins wake from their nap!


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