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Shortnsweet’s Sand & Shell Bottle Favors w/ Pics

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I just wanted to share my sand and shell bottle wedding favors. I made some modifications to them to fit my vision. This is the finished product.

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This was my inspiration.

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I ordered the sand and shell bottles from americanbridal.com. They come with clear personalized labels that you have to stick on the bottles yourself.

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I ordered the sand dollars from qualityshells.com. I was originally going to use starfish, but bought the sand dollars because they were cheaper. I was a little concerned that the sand dollars would be too thin to support the weight of the bottles, but they worked out just fine. I used a clear industrial strength craft glue (you need a thick glue) to glue the shells to the bottles. It just takes a small dot of glue.

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Place the bottle on the sand dollar the way you want it.

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Then flip over, sand dollar side up, to let dry (I let them dry this way because if you try to let them dry the other way, the bottle will tilt to one side of the sand dollar).

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I set them on bubble wrap because it kept the bottles from rolling. After about an hour of drying, turn the bottles back over for a moment(sand dollar side down) just to check and make sure they are still level; the glue should still be pretty flexible after an hour and you should be able to adjust. Turn the bottles back over (sand dollar side up) to finish drying. The glue should be hard after about 3 – 4 hours. I let them set out on the table (sand dollar side down) for a few days, just to let the “glue smell†air out.

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I wiped all of my smudgy fingerprints off of the bottles after they were ready to box up. I put the clear personalized labels on the bottles last. I wrapped the finished bottles up in tissue paper and placed them in favor boxes. I had about 40 total to complete. I didnâ€t do this all in one sitting. It took me over a week, just doing several bottles at a time.

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Wow, you did an amazing job. Everyone on this forum is so creative, I seem to get so many great ideas. How did you mail those? Was it expensive to mail them?

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Originally Posted by Jackie22 View Post
Wow, you did an amazing job. Everyone on this forum is so creative, I seem to get so many great ideas. How did you mail those? Was it expensive to mail them?
Oh, I'm not mailing them. I am getting married in the port of Miami on a Carnival Cruise. So, we are taking everything to Miami with us (driving to Miami from Georgia) and handing them out at the Welcome Dinner the night before the wedding ceremony.

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Originally Posted by Melidell View Post
Wow, those came out really great! I think yours look even better than the inspiration one. These are a really great favour idea- nice job.
i second that comment!

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