Message In A Bottle Invitations
Posted 16 October 2009 - 11:05 AM
We didn't use plastic bottles - we used the Bud Lite with Lime beer bottles, and removed the labels. We thought about using plastic ones - specifically the new plastic bottles that Bacardi Breezers come in, but we didn't want to drink that many breezers - too sweet! and also I didn't like the way the tops of the plastic bottles looked.
We are using sand from the playground up the road - although we considered going to the beach and getting beach sand. We baked the sand in the oven for a bit first to dry it out.
Our shells are just from the dollar store - two bags of shells, and most of them are small enough to fit into the bottle mouths. I also had a bunch of glass stones that we'll probably throw in for some colour.
We are staining regular computer paper with tea to age it, then burning the edges to make it look more message-in-a-bottlish. I found that computer paper rolled the easiest, and costs a lot less than other paper. Although if I can find a paper that looks aged for cheap, I'll totally use that.
To make the bottles look nicer, I have glued twine around them - it looks nicer than a plan bottle. The twine is long enough that it is what we are tying around the invitations so they can be pulled out easily. I also have attached a small charm to each bottle on the bottleneck.
We are buying wine corks for 10 cents a cork at a wine-making store - then since they don't quite fit into beer bottles, we are shaving them down slightly so that they will fit tightly.
Again- this is my project for this weekend - I'll post pics when they are done!!
Posted 16 October 2009 - 03:44 PM
Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:44 AM
Posted 11 November 2009 - 11:29 AM
Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:06 PM
| Originally Posted by KimmyG |
I'd like to add fragrance so when you remove the cork it smells like beach (or coconut, etc). Anyone know where to buy these oils?
Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:22 PM
Do you dip the cork in oil, spray the invitations, or put a few drops in the bottle? What works best?
Posted 12 November 2009 - 03:37 PM
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