It’s a little joke in the office. The receptionist knows I’ve had a bad day when she sees me heading for the vending machine in the break room to buy a Diet Coke. If it’s a really bad day there’s a candy purchase, too, but most of the time…the Diet Coke is the treat that gets me through. That’s why I’m really digging the #ShareaCoke campaign. I love hunting down the names of friends and family and the bottles when I see them in stores. It’s also the inspiration for my personalized Coca Cola Bottle Tumbler.
I think this would make a great gift for the Coke lover in your life, but to be honest, I wanted to make one for myself first. Just for the sake of practice, mind you. Not because it’s all about me, me, me or anything… And definitely not because no one has shared an “Amy” coke with me yet.
To start, you’ll need to download the Loki Cola font-it’s free on DaFont.com. You can then use that font to create your own personalized template in a document or photo editing program. I used PicMonkey to create mine. The font doesn’t have puntuation, so I used the Channel font for the apostrophe. Typing in the number 3 will give you the Coca Cola ribbon. I did twist the ribbon to the side a bit to get everything lined up just right.
I used my Silhouette to cut the design out in silver vinyl. If you don’t have an electronic cutting machine, just use the print out as a pattern and an X-ACTO knife to cut the design out of silver or white vinyl or contact paper.
Just clean the tumbler, cup or glass you’re using with rubbing alcohol and apply the vinyl. If you’re giving this as a gift you can give a friendly reminder that hand washing is recommended to keep things in place.
If you want to keep things a little simpler, but you still want to Share a Coke, you can use these printable tags. Just print out, cut out and hang it around the neck of the bottle!
Coca Cola made sure everyone had the chance to share a coke last weekend with special #ShareItForward events in Walmart stores throughout the country. I snagged a friend and a family bottle. I swear…one day I will find an “Amy” bottle without making it myself…