DIY: Message in a Bottle

January 19, 2012

Will be sharing with a few DIY’s in the next few weeks that will hopefully help with your Valentine’s Day this year:) This Message in a Bottle doesn’t have to be only for the romantics. The fun thing is, whoever you give this too has no idea what’s written on the note, so you can make it as easy or as challenging as you want to get to;)

Small Glass Bottle (Found mine at Hobby Lobby for 2$)
Confetti (any kind)
Paint Brush
1) Place the confetti at the bottom of the bottle (because confetti makes everything a tad more fun.)
I am pulling out an old trick I learned in school to instantly age paper…
2) Wet both sides of your paper with coffee (I used a cream cardstock), and place in the sun to dry.
This will curl up the edges. I did a second coat just around the edges for extra effect.
3) Write your note, roll it up, and place in the bottle.

 You can always add washi tape around the bottle, do sprinkles instead of confetti, stick a rose in the jar along with the note, etc. Personalize it the way you think your loved one will most enjoy:)

Here are some additonal Valentine DIY’s you can find from the past few years:

Playing Cards Valentine
Be Mine Box
Printable Envelope

P.S. Thank you for helping me vote on a new header! The new one will be revealed up on the blog tomorrow!

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