Inspiration Can Strike Anywhere #MyFavoriteIsAllMine

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My favorite thing about Spring is all of the colors. I love that suddenly colors show up everywhere, from flowers, to clothes, to decor, to food. Color is everywhere! 

Have you seen the new Diet Coke "It's Mine" bottles? I found them while shopping at Albertsons the other day. They are, to put it simply, really pretty. They are covered in fun colors and designs and each glass bottle is unlike any other. Cool right? Diet Coke is my go-to pick me up for during the day and when I'm out and about.

The colorful designs inspired me to get my mantle ready for Spring. The colors reminded me of stained glass, which made me think about making my own SPRING stained glass banner. I always have tons of tissue paper scraps laying around, so this worked out perfectly. 

In order to create a Stained Glass SPRING Banner of your own, all you need is:

  • paper
  • tissue paper, cut into small squares
  • a laminator

Also, I find that having a bottle of Diet Coke to drink helps with the creative process. 

To create the Stained Glass SPRING Banner all you need to do is:

  1. Cut your paper to the size you want your banner to be, mine are about 4x6. 
  2. Cut out the letters S-P-R-I-N-G. I like to freehand the letters, but you can always use a template or cutting machine. 
  3. Run a glue stick around the letters and lay your tissue squares on top, to cover the letters.
  4. Lay them out to be laminated. 
  5. Trim the extra lamination from around the banner.
  6. Punch a hole in each corner and string them together. 
  7. Tie the strings to a few skewers and then place those skewers into a Diet Coke "It's Mine" bottle on each side. 

See? How pretty is that? Crazy how inspiration comes from everywhere. It is so important to always keep your eyes open to any source of inspiration.

I love the glass bottles, but you can also find the Diet Coke "It's Mine" designs on plastic bottles, aluminum cans and aluminum bottles of Diet Coke too. These bottles are only available for a limited time (while supplies last) so if you see them around, grab one, and soak in all of the colors and designs.

Right now, Albertsons is partnering with Diet Coke for a fun contest. You could win 1 of 10 VIP prize packages for 2 to Los Angeles to see Primetime TV's biggest awards show. The prize package includes hotel, travel gift card, pre-party reception, gift bag and tickets to the award show. All you have to do to enter is snap a selfie with your favorite Diet Coke "It's Mine" bottle or can and share it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ItsAllMineSweepstakes! Easy!

For more information on the sweepstakes and to discover your entry, check it out here.

Note: Regarding Twitter and Instagram, your account settings must be set to "unprotected" and/ or "public" in order for your tweets to be visible to enter the sweepstakes. once your entry is submitted your entry picture will be added to the microsite. If your photo does not appear within 24 hours, your entry did not submit appropriately (check for appropriate hashtag and whether your Twitter/Instagram was made public prior to your submission).