Sunday, June 26, 2011

Decorating SOS

Here's an idea I came up with when I was looking for something a little extra on my Summertime Mantel to put with my my Fake Pottery Barn Mercury Lanterns.  

Come closer!

They're Messages in Bottles!

But...they're not just any old messages.  Can you identify these quotations?

I mean, if you're going to have a message in a bottle, shouldn't it come from an "Island" of some kind?

Leave me a Comment - I'd love to hear what kind of message you'd put in a bottle!

The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:

Message In A Bottle (Bottles from trash $0, Scrap Paper $0)

Total Fake-It Yourself Cost:  $0.00 - Gotta Love That!  

If you like this idea, come and check out my other Crafts!


  1. thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my freezer meals ~ i definitely agree, meatballs are great to freeze!!!! :)

  2. Love this idea and what a funny little message... it really is a great way to add to your summer mantel!!

  3. Thanks, now I'll be singing Gilligan's Island all day! VERY CUTE and imaginative project. Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  4. so excited to try these, we are going garden messages!

  5. hahaha, such a great and funny idea! I think I might put things like snippets from vintage books or maybe a poem in the bottle. or a love message ;o)

  6. Very cute! I love the gate on your mantel!

  7. Oh this is SO cute! I can imagine people standing there struggling to figure out what it says -- haha! I'd put something like, "If you're standing here trying really hard to figure out what this paper says, you're standing close enough to see that I have not dusted this shelf in months. Welcome to my home."

  8. What a fun idea! Very cute!

  9. i love the twinkle lights, too. i have no outlets for lighting on my mantle for lamps but the chrstmas lghts would work great. love the message in a bottle!

  10. This is so clever!! I love it. Thanks for sharing!

  11. my message would have to say "Not an SOS just lettin ya know I don't want to be saved, I need to be stranded on this island alone!"

  12. I used a wine bottle and added some sand from the beach we visited and a few small shells. Added my note rolled up. and used the cork from the wine to seal. Love it.


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