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When you were a kid, did you ever put a message in a bottle,  toss it into the sea and hope somebody would find it? Turns out a 7-year-old in Hawaii recently discovered a message in a bottle from a boy in Oregon one year after he threw it into the ocean. (Destiny perhaps? You know, like Kevin Costner’s film, Message in a Bottle.) So, whether you’re hoping to share kind tidings or you love glass-bottle-decor, here are some home decor and entertaining ideas for your message in a bottle… or on the label.
DIY Message in a Bottle Decor

From top left, clockwise: Invisible Ink + Message in a Bottle :: minieco; Family Photos in a Bottle :: yankeemagazine; Wine Cork Candles :: Z Gallery; Milk Bottle :: World Market; Antique Pickling Jars :: Pottery Barn

I can’t get over how cool these glass bottles are. They’re all so different and fun in their own way. I’ve always wanted to try invisible ink like those hidden-love-note hearts from blogger Minieco. Bottles don’t necessarily have to be used for written messages, though. Those display jars from Yankee Magazine show how you can fill them with a sentimental object like old-timey family photos. (Such a great idea!) And milk jars like that one from World Market work perfectly as flower vases. (I have one, and it’s easily one of my favorite decorations!) Bottles, jars, glass containers…they can all convey the message of someone’s personal decor style flawlessly.

Which of these messages in or on a bottle best reflect your style?

Tell us in the comment area below.

7 Responses

  1. anna@HGTV says:

    I love all of these ideas. The candle corks are the perfect hostess gift or gift for a wine enthusiast.

  2. Eileen Hughes says:

    My style would absolutely be the vintage bottles with old photos on the chippy old mantle.

    http://cottagebeachhouse.blogspot.com/2011/05/vin

  3. jacklynn burgess says:

    …and i thought my old bottles were just for pretty fresh spring flowers!…thank u so much for the terrific idea of displaying old photos in them! i'm always looking for unique ideas. xoxo

  4. Anna@HGTV says:

    That was quite a find!

  5. Melissa says:

    i love the old rustic bottles on the chipped white painted shelf..its filled with such character!

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  7. Yankee Magazine says:

    Thank you for sharing our photo in a bottle idea! You can find more craft ideas from our crafty Yankee blogger, Christine Chitnis, here: http://blogs.yankeemagazine.com/craft-ideas/

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