Is there anything more romantic than the thought of finding a message in a bottle? It’s noon on Valentine’s Day, and just when I thought I was all crafted out, this DIY from Style Me Pretty has me feeling a second wind coming on strong. I think I just might have the materials to create this mini message in a bottle, but if not, I’ll have to make one last trip to the craft store… this project is too precious to pass up! Keep reading for the instructions…
- glass bottle with cork top
- white paper
- needle-nose pliers
- red embroidery thread
- thin wire
- metal chain (we used leftover chain from an old necklace)
- red felt
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
Step 1: Cut a strip of white paper to 1.5″x11″. Write a secret message to your Valentine.
Step 2: Roll up the paper and tie with several wraps of red embroidery thread. Cut a small heart out of red felt, poke a hole in it, and tie to one end of the red thread.
Step 3: Trim the metal chain to half the length of the bottle, and tie the red thread-wrapped message to one end.
Step 4: Cut a 3/4″ piece of wire and use pliers to curve it into a “U” shape. Slide the loose end of the metal chain onto the loop.
Step 5: Turn cork bottle top upside down and push the ends of the “U” wire in as far as they will go. Secure with hot glue and allow to dry.
Step 6: Tuck the message inside the bottle and push the cork back in. Leave it in a spot that’s sure to surprise your Valentine!