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PIC HEAVY - My DIY Message in a Bottle & Boarding Pass invites FINALLY done!!

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everything looks sooo great!! :)

I want to do this for our thank-you notes I think! I have a few questions I hope you can help me out with!!!

*How did you do the tea staining?

*Where did you find that size box?

*How''d you get the Bud printing stuff off the bottles?

 

Thank you!!

They look amazing!!

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everything looks sooo great!! :)
I want to do this for our thank-you notes I think! I have a few questions I hope you can help me out with!!!
*How did you do the tea staining?
*Where did you find that size box?
*How''d you get the Bud printing stuff off the bottles?

Thank you!!
They look amazing!!
Thank you!

We just soaked the paper 6 sheets at a time on a cookie sheet with tea - I used an earl grey, I think. We soaked it for about 30 mins or so. Then we drained the excess tea from the cookie sheet, and put the paper on the cookie sheets in the oven until it was dry.

I found the boxes (they are 12" by 4" by 4") at a store called Pritchard Packaging here in Ottawa.. But you can order that size on ebay - if you live in the states. They wouldn't ship to Canada, or the cost of shipping was RIDICULOUS.

We soaked the bottles in hot water for a while to loosen the labels, then just peeled them off. We then washed the bottles with a little soap an hot water and a scrubby pad to get the extra residue off.

I will warn you - unless you can hand-deliver them, they aren't practical to mail if there is a lot of them. They are very expensive to mail. The sand craft site that someone else has posted on here has much less expensive versions to mail. Although they are slightly smaller.

Hope this helps!

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they look fantstic!!!!!! just wondering, have u tried getting the letter out of the bottle? is it easy? i have seen some bottles that are ment for these kind of invites, where the bottom actually twists off.

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they look fantstic!!!!!! just wondering, have u tried getting the letter out of the bottle? is it easy? i have seen some bottles that are ment for these kind of invites, where the bottom actually twists off.
The twine that is tied around the bottle actually is tied to the message inside as well - so no problems pulling the message out.

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Those are amazing!!!! If I received one in the mail I would definitely be excited to see what other great ideas you have planned for the wedding! I may have to find my inner DIY and see if I can put something similar together ... my FI is going to be horrified when he sees what I am thinking... may have to employ my MOH to help!

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