Today’s quick & easy DiY project from our recent mermaid party is also the perfect little trinket to give away at beach or pirate-themed party. You could even use these as wedding favors! They were a breeze to put together, and in my opinion, a nice change of pace from the normal plastic-toy-and-candy-filled goodie bags that accompany most birthday parties.
I found the little corked glass bottles at a daily deal site called Pick Your Plum. The site features a different deal on craft supplies each day, but I also found some similar (but not exactly the same) bottles here on Amazon.com for (around $12 for a set of 24.)
Here is what you need:mini glass bottles with corks (available online) paper or card stock printed with your messages scissors or paper cutter small funnel sand (available at the beach, craft stores, or online) mini sea-shells (available at craft stores or online) mini starfish (I found mine at a local tourist shop;
Step 1: Cut your messages into small strips that will fit into your bottle.
Step 2: Add a small amount of sand to the bottom of each bottle.
Step 3: Add a few shells and starfish to the bottle.
Step 4: Add your message
Step 5: Seal bottle with cork. Use glue to secure cork, if desired. (We didn’t but probably should have!)
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