Bunco Water Bottle – White Elephant Gift

Bunco Diva Water Bottle White Elephant Gift

Outside my window the first snowflakes of the season are slowly floating down.  It doesn’t look like it will amount to much, but the snow, combined with the drop in temperature we have experienced lately are just more reminders that fall is on its way out and winter will be here much more quickly than I am comfortable with.  Life is crazy busy right now and there is so much I would like to get done before the weather sets in.  *sigh*  I don’t think it’s all going to be finished.  But.  When I do find a little time to get ahead of things I like to take advantage of it.  Today is one of those days.

My mom started a Bunco group years ago – back when it was really trendy in our area.  I can’t remember if I was in high school or college at the time, but that group is still going strong 15-20 years later.  After I moved back home last year I subbed at Bunco a couple of times and when a spot for a regular member opened up I was asked to join.  The game itself isn’t hard, nor do I think winning one of the prizes is really the point – though sometimes they do have some great prizes!  The appeal, for me, is to have a reason to leave the kids at home and have some dinner and a few laughs with a great group of women I may not regularly spend time with otherwise.

We had our latest Bunco Night this past week and it caught me by surprise when they started talking about Christmas party plans for the next get together.  A white elephant gift?!  It’s been years since I had to bring one of those to a party.  And while I love the idea of a fun and quirky gift, I also like gifts to be useful so I came up with the idea for a Bunco themed cup of some sort.  I drug my husband along to TJ Maxx with me last night during a super-rare date night in which we had a little time to waste between dinner and the movie and was happy to find this great water bottle – and for only $4 too!

Embellished Water Bottle before photo Simply add vinyl for a easy and inexpensive yet custom gift

One of my favorite tricks when I want something customized and unique is to add a quote or lettering in vinyl.  It’s a pretty simple thing to do with a die cutting machine and I have a Silhouette which I love to put to work on projects like this one.

Bunco Diva Embellished Water Bottle DIY gift

I chose to add the words Bunco Diva and a few dice shapes to round out the design.
*In case you are wondering, the font for the lettering Lounge Bait (found it free HERE) and the dice are dPoly Block Dice dingbats (found HERE).  And did I mention to be sure to use OUTDOOR vinyl?  By using outdoor vinyl and making sure you get the vinyl on really well, these can be washed on the top shelf of the dishwasher without any problems.

Customize your own water bottle or cup using vinyl and your silhouette machine

Bunco Diva Customozed water bottle for gift idea

I would have added some feathers, as I was in that kind of mood😉  but as I didn’t have feathers on hand I went with a fun glittery bow.  Now I just need to decide what to put inside the bottle – any ideas?  I may just end up stuffing it with chocolate if I don’t come up with a better idea before the party.  For now, I’m patting myself on the back for being on the ball with this single Christmas project – and we will just ignore the fact that there are at least 50 more things on the list that will need attention, won’t we?  What’s on your project list?  Have you started any Christmas prepping yet?

Christmas Gift Idea using vinyl lettering and an inexpensive water bottle or cup Bunco Diva for Bunco Christmas party

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7 thoughts on “Bunco Water Bottle – White Elephant Gift

  1. Gabriela says:

    Oh what a great idea! Bunco is huge in the military arena. This is such a cute idea, I will definitely have to do this for the next Bunco get together. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Tori says:

    I love how your bottle turned out! That will be a hit at the Christmas party for sure!! I love Bunco! I’m just a sub in a group now but I’ve been lucky enough to be able to play every month so far🙂 It’s just fun to get out of the house!!

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  3. Eff says:

    Bunco Diva…hee! I’m sure this will be a hit at the Christmas party—the sort of gift that gets repeatedly “stolen” by the person whose turn it is to open the next gift. Great idea!

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  4. Life With Lorelai says:

    I love playing Bunco, and have been in my group for about 18 years.🙂 You’re right, it’s not about the game or the prizes, but we sure do laugh a lot and have a great time. You’re Bunco bottle is super cute and the perfect white elephant gift for Bunco. Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty – we appreciate you!🙂

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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