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Question: Has anyone used sports bottles in their OOT bag instead of Travel mugs. I have to order around 40 cups.. and I wanted to keep the bags at a reasonable price and I know i can get cups at the Dollar store for $1 but i was wondering if anyone used sports bottles. either the pop top where you suck out of it or the ones wehre you unscrew the lid?

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Hmm.. That doesn't sound like too bad of an idea really. I think most people were using insulated just to keep the drinks cold or hot but I think water bottles would work just fine too.

 

Off Topic: I went through Decatur on Monday on my way back from a funeral. When we drove through I thought I had remembered seeing someone on here from there..

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i wanted to do sports bottles - specifically customized Nalgene bottles or Polycarb but i can't find them anywhere for less than $4 to $12 per piece before the set up fees and shipping (works out to like $8 per unit) and most of the places i found required a minimum of 50 or 70 pieces so i scratched that idea sad.gif

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Man! I found some at the $1 tree. But i don't feel like they are big enouh. the tumblers are a good idea too.. i guess it just comes down to wanting a bigger cup! People will probably have the drink down before it gets too warm! lol.. well i know I will! Morgan your cups are so cute. did you paint the names on yourself? are those stickers on the side I love it!!!

 

And i am sorry you had to go though smelly Decatur and i am sorry about the furnal! But yes I live her for now.. like to move away well atleast from the smell :-)

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Man! I found some at the $1 tree. But i don't feel like they are big enouh. the tumblers are a good idea too.. i guess it just comes down to wanting a bigger cup! People will probably have the drink down before it gets too warm! lol.. well i know I will! Morgan your cups are so cute. did you paint the names on yourself? are those stickers on the side I love it!!!

And i am sorry you had to go though smelly Decatur and i am sorry about the furnal! But yes I live her for now.. like to move away well atleast from the smell :-)
yep, I used a $3 paint pen from a craft store. The pictures are rubons. they don't even come off in the dishwasher. Rubbing them on takes a while & they are about $3 per 20. Stickers would be quicker & cheaper, but I do like how they turned out. The cups were 5 cents each in the target chritmas section. I actually bought 150 so I can use them at the AHR too. I may have gotten carried away.

I think having some insulation is nice, but my main goal was to get everyone a larger cup. I also don't think I'd have room for 40 bottles. We probably won't be able to throw stuff in someone elses luggage. Our family is all flying from a different state. So i'm trying to keep the OOT bags compact.
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Ahhh I love it! Now my mission for the Day find Cheap cups!! Target or Walmart here I come!
Thanks! I really had fun painting them. I planned on ordering custom cups, but when I saw those for so cheap at target I just had to do it this way. They turned out better than I expected. If you have trouble finding them, wait until spring. Plastic cups are all over the place before summer for BBQs. Target always has them in the seasonal section & then they get marked down a bunch.

My tips
-put 2 coats of paint for each name

-dishwash them first (on the top rack)

-Rub really hard to make those rubons transfer. Rubbing a lot doesn't work as well as just rubbing really hard (I learned that after rubbing a few for 5 minutes each).

I get really excited when another guests book because I can go paint another cup!
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