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My DIY Message in a bottle invites are finally done!


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#1 R&DVolz2011

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    Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:11 PM

    So I tried posting this before but I must not have read the posting instructions correctly because I ended up adding an album....what?!?!  LOL

     

    I'm so excited about how they turned out, however I really should have thought through the real starfish on the bottle...they're cute, but I think a lot of them ended up getting smashed in the mail...UGH!!

     

    Here's some detail on what I used and where I bought the materials, hopefully this will help anyone looking for ideas:

     

    Label:  Aqua cardstock from Michael's and white mailing labels from Office Max; I bought the starfish from a vendor on E-bay, they were super cheap, I think I ended up getting 250 for 8 bucks!

    Bottle:  SandArtSupplies.com - they had the best prices, I think I ended up only paying $1.13 per bottle (plus shipping, of course), however that did include the box for mailing.

    Sand and Sea Shells:  I originally bought a bag of shells from Michael's but I went to the Dollar Tree and found that they had the same shells in a slightly smaller bag AND the sand!  I only used about 4 or 5 bags of shells and 1 1/2 containers of sand for 125 invites.

    Ribbon:  Michael's - 3 spools for $1, you can't go wrong!

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    #2 TheFutureWagners

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      Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:08 AM

      LOVE them!!! The more I see these the more I'm thinking of doing these for our wedding... How long did it take you? How many did you have to make? And how bad was the shipping?? (Sorry for the rapid fire, I just like to get as much info as possible.) They came out amazing!



      #3 josietoms

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        Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:09 AM

        They look amazing and I would love to do something like this - but its just not practical as I would have to post most of them and cant afford to courier them.

         

        Your guests will love them xx


        Josie x

        #4 Norma83

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          Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:11 AM

          These look great!  Your guests are going to love them :)



          #5 Ellabaja1983

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            Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:14 AM

            I love them!  Part of me wishes I would have done these because I love how they came out!  I'm curious how many you had to do and how long it took as well!


            Married the love of my life in April!!

            #6 Kendall

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              Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:45 AM

              Very cute!  They really turned out nice!



              #7 Ayslinn

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                Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:52 AM

                the more of these I see the happier I am about my decision to make these when the time comes. YAY. they look great! =)



                #8 SDSteph

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                  Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:11 PM

                  So awesome!  Great job!  We will be doing this soon. 


                  Steph and Kel Mayan Riveria - February 2011http://www.stephnkelwedding.com

                  #9 TheFutureWagners

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                    Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:42 PM

                    Also, did you use the plastic or glass bottles? I see they have both on that site.



                    #10 Barbaracopeland

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                      Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:47 PM

                      These are amazing!! I can't wait to see your other DIY's in the future!






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