My second DIY this week is yet again inspired by ohhelloblog but I have put my own twist on it. As seen in my last post, I have been recycling old jewellery and making new things with it. I posted a photo in my last post of a selection of old jewellery, and in that was a really tacky charm bracelet. I decided to remove all the charms and put them to good use!
I created this really tiny message in a bottle by taking a small glass bottle with a cork and adding one of the charms to the bottle using some decorative chord. I chose the eiffel tower as this is where me and my boyfriend will be visiting in summer, and the bottle was for him.
I then wrote a few messages on small pieces of paper, rolled them up and tied some more chord around the messages and popped them in the bottle.
To make the bottle more of a gift, I took a small brown paper bag, and using some decorative tape stuck a rose to the bag. I love decorative tape, it really adds detail to what would be something so plain, I use it all the time!
Lastly I took a paper tag and used the tape again to stick a large vintage ticket note to the paper tag and wrote a message onto that ( I know worst hand writing in the world right?) . I added another rose and a photo of me and my boyfriend in a little metal frame to make it more personal. The paper tag is a great alternative to a card or the normal gift tag. I think this is a really personal cute present to make for someone, it could be for a friend or even for someones wedding, and the great thing is, it's easy to do and it doesnt break the bank! Do you ever make little personal presents for people?