With just a week to go until Valentine’s day, I wanted to share this very cute DIY, inspired by the Disney Pixar movie, UP! Have you seen it? For those of who who haven’t, you must.
At the start of the film we meet Ellie and Carl, two young explorers, who become best friends over their shared love for adventure. In a short sequence, we see them grow up, fall in love, and grow old, experiencing a range of highs and lows by each other’s sides. Even as they reach old age (and illness), they still dream of one day reaching their dream destination together – Paradise Falls.
“So where does Grape Soda come into this?”, I hear you ask. At the start of the film, Ellie gives Carl a grape soda pin badge when they become explorer buddies. As she hands over the badge, Ellie says, “You and me, we’re in a club now” – a sign of the friendship they’ll have for years to come.
To make this DIY, you will need:
- A bottlecap – either upcycle a used cap (you can spray paint them), or buy a new pack
- Set of 1 inch epoxy stickers (I bought these from Beadaholique on Amazon), or Modge podge
- Printer and plain paper (to print out your grape soda badge design)
- Large safety pin
- A small nail and hammer