Oct 18, 2010

OOT Bags - The Contents

The OOT bags are a joint effort of both Mama-In-Law Meerkat and I.  Right now Mama-In-Law Meerkat is slaving away sewing the custom OOT bags for our guests while I have been gathering up the items to fill them with.  We brainstormed for weeks trying to figure out the most useful items to give while being able to still transport all of it on the plane.  The first two things we decided to tackle were mini first aid kits and customized aluminum water bottles.

The first aid kits were my first DIY project for the wedding and probably the easiest too.  I used Johnson & Johnson's first aid to go which I got from target for $1 each in the travel sized cosmetics section.

I purchased Avery 3-1/3" x 4" shipping labels (which includes a template for spacing) and printed a first aid kit image on them.  The stickers were a little large so I cut them to size before applying them:

It took me less than an hour to complete all of them and they are so CUTE!

The next thing I tackled was the aluminum water bottles.  These were a must have so our guests can keep their drinks colds while they were on the beach.  At first we were going to use custom Cricut software called Sure Cuts A Lot to cut different designs out of vinyl to apply to the water bottles but we couldn't find anywhere to buy the bottles cheaply.  By ordering them completely finished through Curly Crafts on Etsy we actually saved a decent chunk of money.

I picked out bright tropical pink, blue and green water bottles for each of the ladies.  They will have each persons name on it with a mix of bright colored circles and flowers. Here are a few she has done:

Mr. Meerkat picked out red bottles with white lettering and a square design for the guys.

We are also including underwater disposable cameras from B&H Photo & Video:

And mini hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works outlet store:

I am sure before we fly out I will find one or two more little things to add but for now this is whats going in the bags.  As soon as Mama-In-Law Meerkat has a couple of the bags sewn completely together I will make sure to put together a how-to post and show you the bag filled with all its contents.

Are you giving OOT bags to your guests?  What did you decide to put in them?

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