1.19.2012

DIY: Message in a Bottle


Will be sharing with a few DIY's in the next few weeks that will hopefully help with your Valentine's Day this year:) This Message in a Bottle doesn't have to be only for the romantics. The fun thing is, whoever you give this too has no idea what's written on the note, so you can make it as easy or as challenging as you want to get to;)


Supplies:
Small Glass Bottle (Found mine at Hobby Lobby for 2$)
Confetti (any kind)
Paper
Coffee
Paint Brush

1) Place the confetti at the bottom of the bottle (because confetti makes everything a tad more fun.)
I am pulling out an old trick I learned in school to instantly age paper...
2) Wet both sides of your paper with coffee (I used a cream cardstock), and place in the sun to dry.
This will curl up the edges. I did a second coat just around the edges for extra effect.
3) Write your note, roll it up, and place in the bottle.


 You can always add washi tape around the bottle, do sprinkles instead of confetti, stick a rose in the jar along with the note, etc. Personalize it the way you think your loved one will most enjoy:)

Here are some additonal Valentine DIY's you can find from the past few years:


Playing Cards Valentine
Be Mine Box
Printable Envelope

P.S. Thank you for helping me vote on a new header! The new one will be revealed up on the blog tomorrow!

53 comments:

  1. I love this idea and I'm totally doing it for my cutie at home! Hopefully he'll love it just as much as I do!

    xoxo, Jjanga!
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  2. awesome idea!!! and i really love the wasabi tape design, I just got some from Amazon and want to get more!

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  3. Such a sweet idea :-)

    I just voted on the header :-) Such fun!

    xoxo
    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

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  4. Who could resist being my valentine with a love note AND sequins? :-)

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  5. Oh its so cute, I need to find the perfect person to make this for!

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  6. How fun and pretty! I'm obsessed with washi tape!

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  7. Gorgeous! These photos are incredible and what a fun detail to add to an event!

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  8. what a beautiful bottle! i love the idea :)

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  9. I Agree your post is useful to visitor. I like to share to my friends. By Regards Web 2 Print And Trade Printers

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  10. Super cute idea! I love the confetti in the bottom of the bottle :) And great tip with the coffee! I've heard about paper being soaked in tea to give it an old look - I guess this is sort of the same idea.

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  11. Pretty....love the sequins at the bottom. So romantic. :)

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  12. i am dying over your new blog design!! it's so cute and chic!! and this message in a bottle is SO fun!

    allister bee blog

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  13. love it ! Great idea as usual!! Love the Facebook profile photo too !!

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  14. So cute! Sparkles and coffee....some of my favorites! :-)

    XO~JD

    www.jessiedmiller.com

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  15. very cool idea! it would make the perfect keepsake.

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  16. Oh I love this Anna...so gorgeous. Sigh. P.S. Just entered the True Beauty Files...love that series! :)

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  17. I just love the look of loose sequins!! So simple and glamourous :)

    http://www.brightontheday.com

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  18. Love this! So very creative.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  19. love this friend! and love the changes i'm seeing to your blog!

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  20. I love this idea! It would make an amazing keepsake!

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  21. Very lovely with the golden sprinkle!

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  22. what a cute idea! i really need to start thinking about valentine's day!!

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  23. Hi Anna! I had to pop over to your site and see what has been up the last few months! I've been away traveling, but have just opened back up my blog and wanted to get in touch with some old bloggy friends... I'm off to catch up on what's been happening over here!
    xo

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  24. Anna, this is such a sweet idea! I love it! The gold confetti and antiqued message is really thoughtful and creative :)

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  25. Oh my gosh - I love this! I'm so going to do it for vday :)

    Thanks for the idea!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  26. Girlfriend! This is awesome. You are so creative. I love how personal and cute this is :)

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  27. so cute!! love the coffee tip :-)

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  28. LOVE love love this! Such a great idea. :)

    Anna
    http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

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  29. This is such a creative, beautiful way to tell someone you love him! This would also be an awesome personal invitation idea!

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  30. this is so great! the addition of sequins is just up my alley ;) excited to see the upcoming diys!

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  31. That playing card valentine is so sweet and clever. I may have to do that for my valentine ...

    - erica @ tinseltwine

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  32. You are so creative! I LOVE this sweet idea!

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  33. That is SUCH a cute idea- I'll have to try it sometime! Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog- I love yours as well :)

    XX Kathryn

    http://lacoquettedelamode.wordpress.com/

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  34. so sweet and creative. This would make a great keepsake.

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  35. That is so sweet! I've got this linked to my glass bottles post too today, for inspiration.

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  36. THIS IS JUST TOO SWEET -- DEFINITELY RECREATING THIS ASAP!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

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  37. Anna, these ideas are darling and totally getting me into the sweetheart swing of V-day love times!!! terrific photos to walk us through the process too. just swell! plus i've mentioned already my hip-hip-hoorays over your new blog design, that's so cool you had a vote for it.

    i couldn't enter the giveaway, sadly, i went off facebook over a month ago. hmm, maybz should rethink that decision now :)

    xo ♥

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  38. I love this idea! I might put coffee beans in the bottom of the bottle for my honey for a personalized touch. I love sweet letters, especially one so memorable and packaged for the long-haul. :) Great DIY, girl! xo

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  39. Such an adorable idea!

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist

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  40. I am SOOOOO doing this! Thanks so much!!! :)

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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