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MIB- lessons learned

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#1 volley7878

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    Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:37 AM

    Well, I just finished my first DIY project. I attempted the message in a bottle save the date. Everything went pretty well, but I did make a few mistakes. Thought I'd share them to help everyone else.

    1) I bought the new soy wax from Michael's that comes in chips to seal the bottles. I also bought dye and fragrance (ocean breeze). The nice thing about this wax is that you can add the chips to a tuperware and melt it in the microwave. The downside is that if you don't stop every 10 second to mix it gets really clumpy. The first 10 bottles that I did had little white clumps stuck in the wax. Also, I think the soy wax is a little bit greasier and might melt in the mail a little bit.

    2) I didn't realize that the bottles have to have a full return address. I got all the way to the post office and had to go home to print more labels.

    3) make sure you put just a tiny bit of sand of they get expensive to mail.

    Good luck!

    #2 syl1115

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      Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:07 AM

      Pics please.

      Our wedding slideshowhttp://www.facebook.....=1047086342460

      #3 SummerDawn

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        Posted 01 February 2011 - 05:04 PM

        Thanks for the tips!

        #4 Jber713

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          Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:13 PM

          Thanks for the tips!


          #5 LisaMatterni

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            Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:07 PM

            We look forward for the photos. Thanks.

            #6 loveweddings

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              Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:39 AM

              Thanks indeed for the tips! That's weird that the bottles would need a return address label, but it does make sense. Also, do show pics. The whole idea sounds creative.

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