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Making a Messages in a Bottle Gift

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glass jar with lid containing brightly colored rolls of paper with messages for teacher
This easy to tailor to any event gift is the perfect way to convey your sentiments and gratitude to teachers, friends, and family. This is a guide about making a messages in a bottle gift.


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June 8, 2015

This makes a wonderful end-of-the-year teacher gift. You could also make one for a birthday or wedding present.



  • scrapbooking paper
  • glass jar
  • double-stick tape
  • ruler
  • scissors or paper cutter
  • rubberbands


  1. Cut colorful paper into 1 x 8.5 inch strips. Have each person write a message on a paper strip.
  2. Wrap the paper strips around a pencil to curl them.
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  4. Create a label using various papers for the front of the bottle. Use strong glue or double-stick tape to attach the label to the bottle. Wrap rubber bands tightly around the label until it is securely adhered.
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  6. Remove the rubber bands and place the messages into the bottle. The recipient is sure to love this sentimental gift!
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May 11, 20162 found this helpful

These cute personalized messages are a perfect gift for teachers, close family or friends. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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