Message in a Bottle Party Favors {DiY}

Message in a Bottle Party Favors.  So cute for a beach themed party or wedding!  Would be great for a mermaid or pirate party too!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.)

Message in a Bottle Party Favors.  So cute for a beach themed party or wedding!  Would be great for a mermaid or pirate party too!

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; available online)
*NOTE: the starfish in the link above are apparently too big to fit in the bottles
glue (optional)

Message in a Bottle Party Favors.  So cute for a beach themed party or wedding!  Would be great for a mermaid or pirate party too!

Step 1: Cut your messages into small strips that will fit into your bottle.

Message in a Bottle Party Favors.  So cute for a beach themed party or wedding!  Would be great for a mermaid or pirate party too!

Step 2: Add a small amount of sand to the bottom of each bottle.

Message in a Bottle Party Favors.  So cute for a beach themed party or wedding!  Would be great for a mermaid or pirate party too!

Step 3:  Add a few shells and starfish to the bottle.

Message in a Bottle Party Favors.  So cute for a beach themed party or wedding!  Would be great for a mermaid or pirate party too!

Step 4: Add your message

Message in a Bottle Party Favors.  So cute for a beach themed party or wedding!  Would be great for a mermaid or pirate party too!

Step 5: Seal bottle with cork.  Use glue to secure cork, if desired.  (We didn’t but probably should have!)

Message in a Bottle Party Favors.  So cute for a beach themed party or wedding!  Would be great for a mermaid or pirate party too!

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What are your favorite party favor ideas?

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  • Darcy June 24,

    These are so cute! Much better than candy.

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  • Jasmine June 24,

    I love this idea. How big are the bottles? Could you make them into necklaces?

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  • Anonymous July 23,

    Love it! I bought all of the items in the links and I’m finding that the shells and starfish don’t fit into the bottles. :-( Do you have another source for the bottles?

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    • Brandi F July 26,

      I, too, purchased the bottles from Amazon and the Starfish and was disappointed that they didn’t fit. I haven’t tried the shells yet. (I know in Ruth’s defense she got her bottles elsewhere so that’s not her fault at all) I am planning on doing this favor for a Luau Anniversary Party next month, and would like to quickly source some wide mouth bottles as well. I’m disappointed I missed the Pick Your Plum sale. I absolutely LOVE this craft though!!

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  • Gina July 23,

    Sorry, the comment above is me!

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  • Trisha September 27,

    Love it! That’s such a great idea. We are having a small party and looking at have a craft project. I like these unfinished frames.
    http://www.amazon.com/Qty-Party-Pack-Unfinished-Whimsical/dp/B00FEOCWMQ

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  • Amanda Blake December 11,

    The team at Party Favors does a really good job at providing the best favors for your event. I purchased favors for both of my kids birthday parties. I had peace of mind knowing that everything I wanted was under one roof and delivery was done in a timely manner. If I ever need any party favors again, this would be the company I would go to. Check em out at http://www.partyfavorsforeveryone.com or call them on 561-750-8380!

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