Crafts · Fun & Easy DIY · Seasons · Summer

Memories in a Bottle

This is my most favorite original idea! I made this craft a few years ago and posted on Hometalk, and everyone that sees it loves them, so I made more to show a tutorial for you.

When my sons were young, we spent a lot of summer vacations at the beach. They collected a lot of shells! I kept them all these years.

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I started by gathering all the items I would need for the project. These are the items you will need for this easy project….

you’ll need: Clean clear wine bottle, Sand, Shells, Photo, String, Funnel and Cork

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I used a funnel to transfer the sand into the bottle.

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I added the shells. I remember when my sons were collecting shells…they always found these small ones. The hole is small, so it worked out perfect. My sons always seemed to find those small shells.

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I didn’t want that panoramic view, so I cut the sides of picture just to see in back of bottle. Then you gently roll your photo, printed side in. I used a skewer to poke it down and position it.

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Next, I took some string and wrapped it around the top.

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On the bottle to the left, I took a piece of string and a larger shell, glue both ends to inside the shell. It forms a hoop, to hang on bottle. Pic on right, I just left a long piece of string dangle after wrapping around the top. I hot glued larger shells along the string.

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What is so special about this is the pic of the kids at the beach, searching for the shells that are actually in the bottle! Perfect keepsake for memories. You can create your own memories..

 

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