Women, do you have a difficult time coming up with unique valentine gifts for the man in your life? I mean, if you are looking for something festive, it can be a little hard to find something that doesn’t look….well…feminine.
Even most candy boxes are laden with flowers or pink hearts. When I buy a gift for my husband, I always want something festive to go along with it to celebrate the day and although valentine boxers are festive, a guy can have just so many flashy shorts.
So..I came up with a message in a bottle gift to add a little romantic festivity to the day. I, of course, had to add just a bit of a rustic touch to it for some added macho!
The best part is that this is so simple to do! It’s inexpensive too, especially when you use recycled materials, and its a fun and unique way to deliver that special, romantic message.
I used a recycled lemonade bottle. I loved the shape, the clear glass, and the bottle topper. You could also use a wine bottle and cork for this.
Here is what I did:
1. I filled the bottom of the bottle with red and gold stone looking beads. You could also fill a bottle with small candy like M&M’s, red hots or chocolate kisses (if the neck of your bottle is wide enough).
2. You could then write out your message on decorative paper and roll it up tight. I tied my paper off with twine and then inserted it into the bottle.
And here is the finished message in a bottle:
Here are some more ideas:
This corked bottle has a base of conversation hearts for the message to rest on. Very simple and sweet!
I like the variety of bottles used in this picture. A coke bottle and maybe a liquor bottle are some fun ideas. The fact that you can still use a wine cork to fill the tops is cool especially since a lot of wine bottles are colored glass.
And finally, I had to show you this last picture simply for the red velvet bag. I think it would be the icing on the cake to wrap your message in a bottle in a red wine bag for giving.
Happy Crafting And Giving!