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Message in a Bottle

by Amy Bowerman

Hello friends!  Me and DH celebrated our anniversary this week.  We were married in St. Lucia at Anse Chastanet and I love to reminisce about the clear blue waters and tropical hills of St. Lucia on our anniversary.  In the middle of my yearly daydream I realized I had never posted about the Message in a Bottle wedding favors I made for the big day.  I figured reliving the moment of making my wedding favors would be just as nice as dreaming about snorkeling in the carribean…well almost.

 

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These Message in a Bottle favors are super easy to make with only a few supplies.  If you can pour sand into a funnel and tie your shoes…you can do this…thats how easy folks!  You don’t have to reserve the message in a bottle just for your wedding either.  These make great beach party invitations, a cute way to display an announcement, a note to someone special, or even as a home decor item.  The possibilities are truly endless!

 

How to make a “Message in a Bottle”

 

You will need:

Glass Bottles (available at most Craft stores for $1-2)

Art Sand

Small Shells

Sea Glass

Dried Starfish (optional)

Raffia/Ribbon

Charms (optional)

Message of your choice

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Start by funneling the sand into your bottle.  Not too much though…you only need about 1.5 in.

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Select a mix of shells and sea glass to place on top of the sand. *Small shells work best.  If you don’t like the way the shells and sea glass fall gently shake the bottle to rearrange them.

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Next, find a quote you like or type out a personal message.  Roll it up and tie with raffia.  *Make sure you roll it tight enough so the raffia doesn’t slip off when you place your message in the bottle .

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Finally, top your message in a bottle off with a cork and tie with ribbon and raffia.  I attached these fun charms from Blue Moon Beads to my bottles with Raffia.  They are from the enchanted planet collection which has many coastal themed charms.  I was able to personalize the bottles a bit by selecting a different charm for each guest

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That was such a great day!  If you ever get the chance to visit St. Lucia Anse Chastanet is wonderful!  Check out Jade Mountain while you are there it’s like living in a dream…at least for a few days :)

Thanks for taking this walk down memory lane with me today!

 

Amy*

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2 Laura / Pet Scribbles October 23, 2012 at 10:54 am

Congrats on your anniversary! Ours was on the 21st! :) Your wedding favors were / are wonderful! I pinned this tute and tweeted it as I bet this would be helpful to lots of brides-to-be! Also – your wedding pics were great to see! :)
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3 katie October 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

Congrats on your wedding anniversary. My husband and I honeymooned in St. Lucia, so it holds a special place in our hearts. We spent a week at Ti Kaye!
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4 Johnnie October 23, 2012 at 7:37 am

What a cool wedding favor idea. These would make great invitations for a beach wedding too!
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5 Shahrul Niza October 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

CONGRATULATIONS on your wedding anniversary, Amy!!!. What a beautiful wedding, so romantic. Wedding favor is gorgeous!. Is that your little son?. He’s so cute :).
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6 Michelle Nun October 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Congrats on your wedding anniversary. your pictures are beautiful. I also love your project. Sorry for the duplicate comment as I forgot to include my name.

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7 Anonymous October 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Congrats on your wedding anniversary. Your pictures are beautiful. I also love your project, great tutorial.

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