Introduction: Button Cookies in a Bottle

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I keep decorative containers around so they are available when ever I bake cookies and other goodies. We can't eat everything I bake, so I am always giving the extra to my friends and family.  These containers offer a nice presentation for any cookies, bread, muffins, candy, or cakes and I don't have to worry about where my good containers are.  Here I used an empty Gatorade bottle and added a few touches to make these cookies stand out.  These would be great for school parties.  Let me show you how to make them and wow your receiver.

Step 1: Supplies

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  • Several small home baked cookies
  • 1 Plastic bottle
  • 1 Ribbon 12 inches long
  • 1 Pen
  • 1 Colored marker
  • 1 Large button or embellishment for the lid
  • 1 Small scrap of foam piece
  • Scissors
  • Pinking scissors optional
  • Glue and glue gun

Step 2: Preparations

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  • Cut the bottle the height you will need for your gift item.
  • Wash the ribbon, bottle top, and foam with soapy water. 
  • Dry with a towel.

Step 3: Bottom

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  • Set the bottle top over the foam piece and draw a circle around it.
  • Cut out the circle using scissors or the pinking scissors. 

Step 4: Cookie Ties

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  • Lay out the ribbon on the table
  • Center  a stack of the cookies (with the cookies bottom side up) over the ribbon
  • Overlap the ribbon as shown
  • Cross the ties as shown
  • Flip the cookies
  • Tie the ribbon in a bow

Step 5: Glue Bottom/ Button

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  • Place the cookie stack over the foam circle.
  • Bead a strand of glue around the edges.
  • Press the bottle over the glue and press.
  • Stick some glue on the lid.
  • Center the button over the bottle top.

Step 6: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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I make up a bunch of these so they are handy to put baked goods in for family and friends.  I store the bottoms with the bottles and they are good to go when the time comes. Everyone always comments on how cute they are.  These containers are quick, easy and simple to make using common household items.

For the elderly I give them my extra condiments.  A lot of times they run out of things and must depend upon family or friends to pick up groceries for them. The elderly also have trouble with things spoiling because they can't seem to eat it up fast enough.  This gives them single servings with no waste.  They appreciate the thoughtfulness. 

Thanks for stopping by and I invite you to stop in again soon.  I am working on a few Instructables that might interest you! 
Have a magical day!  


RollerScrapper (author)2012-01-07

Fun idea! It looks like an ornament!

sunshiine (author)RollerScrapper2012-01-09

Thanks for commenting and do have a great day!

sherrycayheyhey (author)2011-12-23

I know it's been pointed out a bunch of times already but these are incredibly cute! It kind of reminds me of those little jars that have a penny in them because I was wondering how you got those cookie through that opening lol. I have a question though, does eating the cookies mean the jar has to basically be destroyed by ripping the bottom off to get to them? :( It's so cute I don't think I would be having any cookies if this is the case.

The bad news is: yes you must destroy the bottom to grab the delicious cookie. The good news is . . . it only destroys the foam bottom as long as you don't use a very good glue. All you need to do is slightly trim off the area where the foam might have stuck too hard and re-make the foam bottom. Then glue it to the bottle after the good are in the bottle. This has to be done anyway, because you can't insert anything in the bottle that is larger than the lid. The glue gun has many advantages. I like to use it on crafts that might be thrown away , so I can re-use the parts. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! May you day be bright and cheery!

Yeah...I guess it COULD be reused and that makes it a little better. It's still like one of those "too pretty to eat" type situations and I would reluctantly break it open and then gobble down the cookies haha.

I hear you! That is funny. Have a nice night!

SIRJAMES09 (author)2011-12-23

This is cooler than seeing a fawn being born!!!! :)

I love this idea!! TY for sharing Ma'am!!!

I don't celebrate the holidays, but this is a great idea for Ramadan or for EID (pronounced EED.... like seed but no "S").


I saved this one.

sunshiine (author)SIRJAMES092011-12-23

Thanks so much for sharing James. I always appreciate your comments. Did you see we got snow?

SIRJAMES09 (author)sunshiine2011-12-23

snow? what is snow? I haven't seen any in so long that I have forgotten what it looks like... LOL

Aye, I saw that...lucky you.

sunshiine (author)SIRJAMES092011-12-23

It garnishes my yard as I write. We have a whopping 4 inches and it is still snowing! I hope to post some pics maybe. If you look at the bottle cookies I have 2 pics there. Yeah I hear you about not seeing it. We have been in a drought.

ChrysN (author)2011-12-23

What an adorable way to give cookies, great packaging!

artfulann (author)2011-12-23

Nice use of a recyclable-- And cute to boot! Love it!

sunshiine (author)artfulann2011-12-23

Thanks so much. They did turn out pretty cute. My husband liked them. He just shakes his head at me all the time. He asked me the other day where do you come up with these ideas. That was when I made a tiny sugar bowl from a bottle. So funny.
Have a super day!

PotatoCoffee (author)2011-12-23

Thats very clever!

sunshiine (author)PotatoCoffee2011-12-23

Thank you PotatoCoffee! I appreciate your comment! I hope Santa plans an extra long visit to your house this year! May your best dreams come true! Sunshiine

PotatoCoffee (author)sunshiine2011-12-23

Aww, thanks!

sunshiine (author)PotatoCoffee2011-12-23

You are welcome! Did you change your avatar? I like the text on it.

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