Crafts · Fun & Easy DIY

Memories In A Bottle

This is a wonderful idea I came up with  few years ago, and I think this would make an awesome, easy, Mother’s Day gift for kids to make!!!

Most kids love the beach! Making sandcastles, playing in the waves, and let’s not forget, collecting seashells. When my sons were young, we spent a lot of summer vacations at the beach. They collected a lot of shells! The bigger ones we put in different crafts,  but what about those little ones. Most of the time those were the only ones found.  I kept them all these years.

memories-in-a-bottle-crafts

Aren’t these just adorable!

This is what you will need for this project:

  • Wine or Glass Bottle  w/cork or cap
  • Sand- You can purchase at Walmart or a Craft Store or a big bag at Home Improvement Store!
  • Shells
  • Picture
  • String, Sisal, or Twine
  • Hot Glue
  • Funnel

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The sand above is actually from the beach that the kids found these shells!

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

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I added the shells. The hole is small, so it worked out perfectly for all the small shells to fit inside the hole. My sons always seemed to find those small shells.

memories-in-a-bottle-crafts.1 (1)

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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I used a skewer to straighten out the pic in the back. After I straightened and pushed the picture up against the back wall of the bottle, I buried the picture just a little bit in the sand.

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.

memories-in-a-bottle-crafts

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

hers Day craft for kids to moms!

Most kids love the beach! Making sandcastles, playing in the waves, and let’s not forget, collecting seashells. When my sons were young, we spent a lot of summer vacations at the beach. They collected a lot of shells! The bigger ones we put in different crafts,  but what about those little ones. Most of the time those were the only ones found.  I kept them all these years.

memories-in-a-bottle-crafts

Aren’t these just adorable!

This is what you will need for this project:

  • Wine or Glass Bottle  w/cork or cap
  • Sand- You can purchase at Walmart or a Craft Store or a big bag at Home Improvement Store!
  • Shells
  • Picture
  • String, Sisal, or Twine
  • Hot Glue
  • Funnel

memories-in-a-bottle-crafts (1)

The sand above is actually from the beach that the kids found these shells!

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

memories-in-a-bottle-crafts.1.jpg

I added the shells. The hole is small, so it worked out perfectly for all the small shells to fit inside the hole. My sons always seemed to find those small shells.

memories-in-a-bottle-crafts.1 (1)

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.

memories-in-a-bottle-crafts.1 (2)

I used a skewer to straighten out the pic in the back. After I straightened and pushed the picture up against the back wall of the bottle, I buried the picture just a little bit in the sand.

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

memories-in-a-bottle-crafts.1 (3)

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.

memories-in-a-bottle-crafts

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

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19 thoughts on “Memories In A Bottle

    1. Thank you so very much Lesley! I really appreciate your comment! This was the first/favorite craft I posted 2 + years ago on hometalk, Everyone went crazy commenting in it, I was so proud of myself.

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  1. I like the idea of the pictures. My grandson filled a bottle with sand and small shells we had gathered on vacation along the Pacific Northwest. He wanted a memory of the trip. The only thing missing is a picture. I’ll print one out – thanks for the inspiration.

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