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DIY Message in a Bottle Wedding Favors

DIY Message in a Bottle Wedding Favors
DIY Message in a Bottle Wedding Favors
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Send your guests home with a secret message using these DIY Message in a Bottle Wedding Favors. These creative wedding favors perfectly capture the feeling of being on the beach. Use the note inside as an opportunity to express your thanks, or have it say the date of your wedding so they'll always remember your special day. You can even add sand and shells in addition to your message to really play with that beachy theme! These DIY wedding favors are super easy and fun to make, so if you're feeling crafty, here's the step-by-step tutorial!

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePainting



Project TypeParty Favors

Materials List

  • Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat
  • Apple Barrel Colors - Aquamarine, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt Metallics - Royal Gold, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
  • Mod Podge Mod Molds - Sea Life
  • FolkArt Metallics - Ice Blue, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt Acrylic Colors - Pearl Mandarin Satin, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt Metallics - Blue Topaz, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt Metallics - Pearl White, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge Sheer Color - Aqua, 4 oz.
  • Paintbrush
  • Small glass bottle
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Hot Glue
  • Raffia


  1. Make the 1 starfish and 1 sand-dollar by heating a Mod Melt stick in a mini high temp glue gun. Squeeze the hot melt into the mold and fill to the top. It will self level. Wait 7 min. and when cool pop out. Trim around the melt if you have any rough edges.

  2. Paint the starfish with Mandarin Satin. Use two coats if necessary. Once dry lightly paint the very top with a few taps of Royal Gold. This will add depth to the starfish.

  3. Paint the sand-dollars with Pearl White paint. Use to coats if necessary.

  4. Make random shaped faux beach glass by squeezing hot Mod Melts onto the craft mat in oval and beach glass shapes. Allow to cool. Paint each one a solid color using Aquamarine, Blue Topaz and ice Blue.

  5. Paint the glass bottle with two coats of Mod Podge Sheer Color. Allow to dry. Tap a tiny amount of gold paint along the upper edge of the bottle.

  6. Hot glue a burlap ribbon around the base of the bottles. Add raffia around the neck of the bottle.

  7. Hot glue the faux beach glass, starfish and sand-dollar to the bottle.

  8. Add a message or fill with sand and mini shells.

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