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DIY :: Message in Bottle Valentine

February 14th, 2013

DIY Message in a Bottle for Valentines Day | Style Me Pretty for Camille Styles

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
  • scissors
  • red embroidery thread
  • thin wire
  • metal chain (we used leftover chain from an old necklace)
  • red felt
  • needle
  • hot glue gun & glue sticks


DIY Message in a Bottle for Valentines Day | Camille Styles

Step 1: Cut a strip of white paper to 1.5″x11″.  Write a secret message to your Valentine.

DIY Message in a Bottle for Valentines Day | Camille Styles

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.

DIY Message in a Bottle for Valentines Day | Camille Styles

Step 3: Trim the metal chain to half the length of the bottle, and tie the red thread-wrapped message to one end.

DIY Message in a Bottle for Valentines Day | Camille Styles

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.

DIY Message in a Bottle for Valentines Day | Camille Styles

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.

DIY Message in a Bottle for Valentines Day | Camille Styles

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!

*design and styling by Style Me Pretty, photography by Heidi of White Loft Studio

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  2. I love this! Super fun craft for anyone. Thanks for sharing I must try it.

  3. Lucy Arden says:

    This is such an adorable idea! I can’t wait to try this. Actually, I’m thinking that instead of using it for Valentine’s Day (since that’s already over) I might incorporate it into an Easter scavenger hunt. 🙂 Thanks so much for posting!

    -Lucy @ Leading a Happy Life

  4. Jessica M. says:

    Love this! I used “Message in a bottle” for my tiny destination wedding last summer. If you need a bigger bottle and more space to write (like an invitation) I recommend huge selection of corked bottles to choose from. Good luck!

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