Bottled Thanks

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I wanted to make a simple decoration to give as a gift to the people who helped make our wedding possible, a kind of wedding favor for those friends and family who had gone above and beyond during the planning of our special day.

I discovered some pretty little glass bottles at two local stores: AVA Papier and Action for less than two euros each and I felt the inspiration start to brew.

Before I left AVA I grabbed a bottle of decorative sand in the same blue as my wedding invitations and some simple brown card tags. Honestly, if you’re lucky enough to live near one of these stores you need to go explore it a bit. The company started as a paper factory and has expanded to become a papercrafts extravaganza… where all the colors are coordinated throughout the store!

I don’t know how I’d have kept our wedding on a budget if I hadn’t discovered this place.

I had some blue feathers left over from the invitations so I put them to good use. I filled each bottle with an inch or so of the colored sand topped by a single fluffy feather and then I stuck the adorable little bird stopper tightly back into place.

I used my singing bird stamp on one side of the tags to help the gift coordinate even better with the wedding plans. Then I neatly wrote “Merci” near the bird and carefully signed the name of the recipient on the other side with my bronze gel pen and used my turquoise marker to give it a bit of a shadow.

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I cut lengths of brown metallic and blue satin ribbon, threaded the tag onto them and tied a neat little bow to hold it in place.

Glass bottle wedding favors

There you have it, an incredibly simple thank-you gift made with about € 3 of supplies and finished in a matter of minutes and the recipients adored them!

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