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Message-in-a-bottle STD's, Pics! Almost done!

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Originally Posted by Jenn3878 View Post
Hmmmm.....How are you mailing them without a box?
Since the bottles are plastic you can just have the postage put right on them! When we take them in to have them weighed the postmaster just prints the stamps out, you know? Then just smack 'em on the bottle and they're good to go!

FYI: The glass bottles DO require a box.

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UPDATE:i forgot to update this!

we did end up waxing the tops, just bought sealing wax that was on clearance at michaels and followed the directions. pretty easy, altho as some others have mentioned, use an old pot! the wax is hard to get out, so we just let it harden and tossed the pot.

we added a scent to the wax, and everyone has told us how nice they smell (plumeria)!

 

we took them to the post office, and got lucky. it was busy so the clerk weighed 1 bottle and it came to $1.31. instead of printing and weighing each individual bottle (which would have taken a LONG time) she sold us a few sheets of $.90 stamps and an equal number of $.40 stamps, and told us not to worry about the extra $.01 :) she just charged us a misc charge for $65.00 (to send 50 bottles). then we took the bottles over to an empty counter and smacked the stamps on ourselves. it turned out pretty cool, we got these tropical palm tree/beach stamps that are out right now, and the $.30 stamps were the little ones that spell "celebrate", so it looked really cool on the bottle, way cooler than a regular printed barcode kind of stamp. make sure to ask if you can do it this way!

 

we mailed them at closing time on a monday night, and by the next afternoon people were calling to tell us they got them! altho, the one we sent to chicago still has not arrived sad.gif everyone else has gotten them.

we just saw on at dougs parents the other day, and it looked really neat with the torn wax and stuff, they had it sitting on the mantel above the fireplace. the postage was hand cancelled, and it looked so cool.

 

my biggest bit of advice on these is watch how much sand you put in if you want to cut the cost of postage. we only had about 1/4 inch sand in each bottle, plus about 7-9 tiny shells, 2 umbrellas, 9-10 little palm tree confetti pieces, the postcard and twine.

 

hope this helps! any ?? just ask!

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abbie i dont know how the heck i missed this thread when you originally posted it, but your STDs are really darling!

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Abbie, I saw these the other day at Party City. They are SO cute. Maybe you could use them as favors to go with the message in a bottle theme.

 

They were $24.95

 

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celina! i was just there buying napkins last night.. what a cute idea! we're still mulling over favor ideas. thinking keychains still, but how cute would these little bottles be! i'm gonna bookmark it! thanks!

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