Saturday, May 1, 2010

Message In A Bottle

Gotcha...well I guess that this is not a real "message in a bottle", but it could be! Last week at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS, I showed you some bottles that I had found at a local thrift store and my plan for them was to add some seashells to the top of them...you can see them here!Sharlotte@Sharlotte's Southern Reflections showed us at NTT a few weeks ago her "coastal" bottles...I knew when I saw them, that I had to make me some...so I did. I was planning on doing the same process that she did, but being such a thrifty gal...I changed mine up just a little bit. I decided to use some corks that I had bought at Target for the stoppers...I cut out a hole in the top and filled it with hot glue...added a seashell...wrapped some jute around it and WHALA!
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47 comments:

Debbie said...

Love that Linda, very nifty, and fun to do!

Linda said...

They look wonderful. Great job.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Very clever! Love them!

Suzanne said...

Honestly, how did you think of this? It's creative genius at its best! Just adorable!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is clever and all so cute! I love decorating with shells.

Sarah said...

Like your bottles, clever lady. These are terrific!

Cathy said...

Love these! I have a small collection...but never made any for myself. I am going to give it a try!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Karena said...

Linda, how fun and creative. love the seashell stoppers!

Karena
Art by Karena

kim said...

Linda, I love those. I just love blogging because I keep learning new projects to do.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

So lovely!

Brenda said...

I like that you used the corks. They look really pretty.

alice said...

Linda,
So cute and clever! love them!!
smiles, alice

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Linda, I love your unique bottle toppers. I've been looking at bottles in Michaels, TJ Maxx and Marshall's but I'd rather do my own as well. I have a cute bird project that I'm going to do with a bottle. I'll be posting it in the next few weeks, hopefully. Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my Saturday night special. I love beachy things; your blog is just precious. I've been by before and I will be visiting again. I hope you have a wonderful week.
Hugz,
Kim

Low Tide High Style said...

Linda I love your pretty seashell topped bottles! I may have to try this wonderful idea!

Kat :)

Joy said...

Very creative idea! I really like your seashell bottles. Adding the sand in the bottle gives it that extra special touch.
Joy

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Hi There,
I recently added a Link Party Directory to my blog site, Tools Are For Women Too!, listing just over 100 link parties. I made sure that your party was included. Here is the link http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/p/link-parties.html Please take a look at it when you have time and link back to me somehow ,if possible. I also do a link party called Modern Craftswoman Monday. Thank you. Rory

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

Very cute and easy too!!!
Country Blessings,
Cindy

littlethings1 said...

CUTE ! I could use some of that sand today !! Your bottles are fabulous !
Eunice

Andrea said...

Way cute! What a creative way to add a little jazz! Hope you have a great day!~andrea

Claudia said...

Wonderful, Linda! I love them.
xo
Claudia

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi! Very cute; I especially like the starfish topper...adorable!
Cass

The Working Home Keeper said...

So cute! What a great idea! I have a bunch of corks saved with no particular purpose for them. This would be great!

Mary Ellen

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

Hi Linda!
This is great!
I think I will use this idea in my master bath so it will match my Jamaican honeymoon master bedroom!
Thanks for the tutorial!
Blessings to you!

Jane said...

The bottles are wonderful...perfect for your coastal place!
Jane

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Linda! Love those bottle toppers. Thanks for the tutorial. I will be off to get some corks tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by to visit me tonight!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Brilliant!
(although your knife skills are a little scarey)

Shellbelle said...

Hi Linda, thanks for the warm welcome back. Gosh, I missed everyone so much!

I'm also glad you made these bottle toppers, now I need to run out and get some corks. I packed up a few bottles whose lids had been lost and now I know exactly what to do with them.

Herself said...

What a fantastic idea!!! Thanks!

Kristen said...

Where do you get most of your coastal decor?

Mary Ann said...

i just stumbled upon your blog and sure i want to see more, lovely and i enjoyed my visit..verbena cottage

Kaysi said...

What a great idea, I love it!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Cute!Cute! Bottle toppers! I have lots of old decanters. I just may have to try this idea! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit to my blog today. I'm going to try tonight (or whenever it's up) to link to your NTT party. I tried last time, but couldn't get it to work! Don't know what i did wrong.

Donna

Stephanie Lynn said...

Linda, These are fabulous! They look like they are right out of a catalog! Amazing job - great tutorial! I really want a coastal room now! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week. Hope to see you again next Sunday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hi Linda, Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your bottles tomorrow! Love these! Stop by and grab a featured Button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Candace said...

Oh, I love these! The shells looks beautiful and the glass jars. Great job!

Maya said...

This is another great version of vintage bottles topped with shells!!!! Even easier than the one I featured recently on Completely Coastal. Awesome!!

Maya @ Daily Vitamin Sea

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

WOW -- I can't believe that you made those! They are really special with the beautiful shells and unique bottles. Well done, Linda! Thank you for sharing this idea on the Boardwalk Bragfest. It is most certainly "brag worthy"!!!

Diann said...

Okay, not I have some ideas swirling in my head because of this post! And Linda, you know that can't be good!

Laura said...

What a clever idea! I love it.

Laura @ along for the ride
p.s. I have a blog party on Saturdays and I'd love it if you linked up!

Debbie said...

I loved them the first time I saw them...love them even more now:) pssttt. Linda did you link up to me...I do not see my name:) Maybe I missed it:) Have a wonderful weekend!~ Safe and fun! Thanks for linking up.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Fabulous! I did some and just loved them. It's fun to add old jewelry to them too. Happy Yard Saling!

Debbie said...

Sorry Linda, you think I would have seen that the first time....I am rushing around getting ready for company....thanks so much...enjoy your weekend at the beach you lucky duck!

Donna said...

Hi Linda! I just may have to borrow your great idea! I've got lots of corks and shells and bottles, now I just need to get busy! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wendy said...

This is a great idea! I am going to borrow it for a gift for a friend! Thanks for sharing :)
Wendy

Victoria said...

That's a very cute and creative idea, I love it!

Christina's Creative Side said...

Oooh I love them!!

Jenny said...

How clever! What a creative mind you have!

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