So the very first thing I thought of when we decided to do a DW was MIB invites! Don't know why, but they made me really excited! It was A LOT of time and work, but SO worth it! I'm hoping they will really get everyone pumped to go! Anyways here are my MIB and how I did it!
- 50 plastic bottles/corks
- 50 boxes
- 1 bag of small sea shells
- 1 bag of beach sand
After cutting each piece of paper in half, it was time to roll them up! This was really a 2 person job and luckily my FI was willing to help! I rolled (using a pencil) and he tied each end with the packaging twine. We attached a 3rd string to one end so we could hang it outside the bottle for easy removal.
I figured out how much sand I could put in each bottle, and went for it using my kitchen scale. I then put about 15 sea shells in, and then 2 mini star fish. After that I put a mini umbrella and palm tree inside. I sometimes had to use a pen/pencil to shove them in there.
Once everything was inside the bottle, it was time to dress it up! I ordered personalized stickers from Zazzle, and stuck those on the front. I then cut the hemp and wound it around the top of the bottle and then tied it in a knot. I took the larger star fish I had and hot glued them to the piece of twine I left hanging out of the bottle. To finish it all up I dabbed a little Vanilla Lime fragrance on the twine (I couldn't find Coconut for the life of me!).
I got the template from the labels we had bought (Avery) and created our address labels and the "if this message should reach you" label.
So this is the finished project! They go out tomorrow just in time for Valentines Day! Thank you to all the wonderful ladies for all your ideas that helped inspire me to create these! Next project: Boarding Pass Invites!