Whether you want a cute way to ask your very best girls to be your bridesmaids, or you want a fantastic gift for those who have already agreed, this idea is perfect – especially if you’re having a beach wedding. The greatest thing about this idea is that it’s cute and affordable, so you don’t have to spend a fortune.
How to DIY These Necklaces
First, you’ll need to purchase your supplies. Each of these is available at any decent craft store, for a very affordable price. You’ll need:
- Tiny Glass Bottles (one for every bridesmaid)
- Silk Cord for Each Bottle (or you can use precious metal chains, leather cord, stainless steel chains, etc.)
- Jump Rings
- Craft Sand
- Beach-Style Charm for Each Bottle (starfish, seashells, or whatever else you prefer)
- 1 Sheet Decorative Paper (light-colored)
- Black Gel Ink Pen
- Jewelry Pliers (for working with jump rings)
How to Create Them
Start by hanging the bottle on the cord or chain you’ve purchased. You will want to place a jump ring on the bottle; you can do this by using your jewelry pliers to slightly open the jump ring and then placing it on the metal ring attached to the bottle’s lid. Before tightening the jump ring, place your beach-style charm through it as well. Once it’s on, tighten the jump ring so that there is no gap and the bottle or charm will not come off.
Next, place a small amount of sand inside the glass bottle. You can use a tiny funnel for this process, or simply create your own funnel from a stiff piece of paper. You’ll want it to fill about 1/3 of the bottle.
Then, cut a small piece of the decorative paper. There’s no definite size rule, but a great starting point is ½” tall by 1 and ½” wide. You can write whatever you want on the paper. Some good ideas are:
“Will you be my bridesmaid?”
“Bridesmaid – Year of Wedding”
“Bride and Groom Name – Wedding Date”
Using a toothpick, roll the piece of paper up tightly, lengthwise, so that you can slide it into the bottle. Once you’ve done this, replace the top of the bottle and you’re done! These are super easy to create and they make the perfect bridesmaid gift!