DIY Message in a Bottle Party Favors | DIY Party Favors | DIY Message in a Bottle | Crafts | beach Themed party | pirate themed party | cork glass use | giveaways | souvenir ideas | gift ideas | Bridal FavorsToday’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 for (around $12 for a set of 24.)

Gather the supplies for your bottles: small glass bottles, corks, shells and message paper.

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)

You can write a message like You Are Awesome for your bottles and then cut them to fit.

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

Use a funnel to pour a small amount of sand in each bottle.

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

Add the shells and starfish to each bottle for your party favors.

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

Fill each bottle with your special message to your party guests.

Step 4: Add your message

Seal the bottles with the cork and glue the lid, if you desire.

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

DIY Message in a Bottle Party Favors: Perfect for a Beach Themed Party

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What are your favorite party favor ideas?