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How to make a mini message in a bottle

A miniature version of an old classic for love notes, random messages that we hope will withstand the rage of the sea, or just a nautical decoration.

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Materials (Pull tab at the bottom)

Materials (Pull tab at the bottom)

Fill the bottle with sand. You can do a scoop method, which I used, or make a funnel.

Fill the bottle with sand. You can do a scoop method, which I used, or make a funnel.

Stop when the bottle is a bit less than half full.

Stop when the bottle is a bit less than half full.

Mark off the length of the paper to be put in the jar. Should be about 3/4 the length of the jar.

Mark off the length of the paper to be put in the jar. Should be about 3/4 the length of the jar.

Cut out the strip.

Cut out the strip.

Write a message. Mine is c'est la vie, c'est la mort, which means it is life, it is death, in French.

Write a message. Mine is c'est la vie, c'est la mort, which means it is life, it is death, in French.

Roll up the message.

Roll up the message.

Tie with the string. After this I singed the ends, I'm not really sure why...

Tie with the string. After this I singed the ends, I'm not really sure why...

Find a few shells small enough to fit in the opening.

Find a few shells small enough to fit in the opening.

Put everything in the jar (you may need tweezers to push the mini scroll in). I suggest putting shells in first. Cork the bottle, and you're all done!

Put everything in the jar (you may need tweezers to push the mini scroll in). I suggest putting shells in first. Cork the bottle, and you're all done!

Now that you're done making the message in a bottle, you have to put it to use! You can turn it into a charm, make a necklace out of it, or write a sweet message in it and give it as a present.

  • 1.0 Small bottle (with cork)
  • Sand
  • Small Shells
  • String
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Lighter or Candle