Vacation for us is right around the corner and we have officially entered the “Is today the day we leave for the beach” mode. I can’t half blame them since I feel the exact same way! We always travel to our family favorite location on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There is a sweet little island called Ocracoke that has been a piece of our heart since 2006. Really, there’s not much to do there except relax and explore which is perfect in my opinion.
So, this weekend when I used up the last drop of my beloved International Delight coffee creamer I had an idea inspired by our favorite vacation destination. The boys love to dig in the sand just as much as they love to jump in the waves. Davis has this sand scoop that is his favorite because of how easy it is for him to use. I was noticing that the shape of the International Delight bottle would be perfect for recreating this! It also offered a special addition that has been a favorite of the boys. The blue pouring nozzle becomes a special sand funnel that they boys fight over. I also thought it would be fun to stain the bottles in a sea glass color perfect for our memories of the beach.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how you can create your very own DIY Sand Scoops with Sea Glass Stain:
- 1 Large International Delight Creamer bottle
- Scissors or small knife
- black marker
- foam paint brush
- Mod Podge or craft glue
- blue and green food coloring
- Start with a clean International Delight creamer bottle. Remove the packaging from the front using a knife or scissors.
- Flip the bottle to the smoother side (without ridges). Use the natural curve in the bottle as your cutting guide (it looks like a sand scoop shape).
- Use your marker to trace your cut line. Start from the slope of the curve on the bottle and mark diagonally down towards the nozzle.
- Using scissors or a small knife, cut along the lines that you drew. When you are finished you should have what resembles two sand scoops. One will be larger than the other. Make sure to put the blue pouring nozzle back on.
- Mix together 1.5 teaspoons of water, 1 teaspoon of Mod Podge, 3 drops of blue food coloring and 2 drops of green food coloring.
- Using your foam brush, begin painting the clear plastic on the inside and work to the outside. You will need to get the brush into the ridges of the bottle.
- Once you have the plastic completely covered let them sit for about 2 hours or until completely dry.
- Enjoy your new sand scoopers that are reminiscent of the beach!
What’s New for ID
If you are on the lookout for International Delight you may be surprised at what you find. They’ve recently changed the packaging. It caught me off guard at first, but now I’m used to that familiar orange and blue design. You will also find several varieties of fat-free and/or sugar-free offerings. Find sugar-free: French Vanilla and Hazelnut. Find fat-free: French Vanilla. Find Sugar-Free and Fat-Free combos: Toasted Hazelnut, Chocolate Almond Biscotti and Caramel Marshmallow.
Now, that’s a lot of flavor to get excited about! Make sure to follow International Delight on Facebook for even more news and special offers throughout the year. Find them on Pinterest for fun ideas and tasty creations!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.