I have a secret.
Okay, not really. But I did make a secret-message-in-a-bottle necklace. :) Are you intrigued?
After the Tiny Terrarium Necklace I made for Earth Day, I still had another glass bottle to find an idea for – and a message in a bottle is already a classic idea, and the cuteness factor of miniatures is, of course, off the charts. ;) Some people have wanted to know where I got my bottles and I actually found mine at Hobby Lobby, they are the Jewelry Shoppe brand along with the findings. If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby or yours doesn’t have these, you can always check Etsy or Mindy Mae’s Market.
This is a super easy piece to put together. I can hardly call this a tutorial. To keep it rolled up, you’ll want to tie a piece of thread or small twine around your secret message. In fact, the hardest part of the whole thing is tying a string around such a tiny piece of paper.
You’ll want to make sure that your paper is short enough to fit inside the bottle with a little room to spare, and that it’s rolled up tighter around than the bottle neck. If you picked up these same bottles from Hobby Lobby, then you can trim your paper to around fortune-cookie-fortune size (and in fact, using a fortune might be a fun idea anyway). Go ahead and write a secret message to a friend, a love note (guys – even you can do this one!) or something uplifting for yourself.
Once I rolled it up, I found it easiest to pre-tie the knot, and slip the paper into that loop.
You may want to sort of curl the edges back a little to give your note some added dimension.
Then I just popped it into my bottle. I found a charm while perusing Hobby Lobby that was a tiny set of keys. So I put one of those in there. You know, to add intrigue. Then I just corked it, and added a jump ring and chain.
I’m off to see what else I can stick in a tiny jar. I’m becoming a bit of an addict, I fear. And then I’m dropping by Embracing Messy to remind Kelsey that this tiny jar addiction is all her fault. Check out her gorgeous wish necklace, if you’re looking for more little jar ideas!
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