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Bridal Favors: Message in a Bottle

Send your guests home in style with a personalized message in a bottle that's ideal for sending special notes or a thank you.

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personalized message in a bottle for wedding favor

Materials and Tools:

sand in natural-toned colors
small sauce-sized bottle
tiny shells
small pearl beads
ribbon
sticker paper
printer
printed poem or thank-you note on parchment paper

1. Add several spoonfuls of sand to the bottle; you can also layer multiple natural-tone colors and add a few shells and/or pearls.

2. On sticker paper print small rectangle labels with an image and the couple’s name. Attach the label to the bottle.

3. Trim a printed poem or thank you to the appropriate size for the bottle. Wrap it tightly around a pencil to create a scroll.

4. Inset the scroll halfway into the bottle and tie a decorative ribbon around the neck.

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