Valentine’s D.I.Y. Project

Is there anything more romantic than the lost art of letter writing? I think there is! How about finding a message in a bottle?

We have found an amazing and very simple D.I.Y project for this Valentine’s Day for you from Style Me Pretty! It involves just a little bit of crafting and it is just too precious to pass up!

Wedding in Greece 6 copy

Below you will find the materials required and instructions. Enjoy!


  • glass bottle with cork top
  • white paper
  • needle-nose pliers
  • scissors
  • red embroidery thread
  • thin wire
  • metal chain
  • red felt
  • needle
  •  hot glue gun & glue sticks

Step 1: Cut a strip of white paper and write a secret message to your Valentine.


Step 2: Roll up the paper and tie with several wraps of red embroidery thread. Cut a small heart out of red felt, poke a hole in it, and tie to one end of the red thread.


Step 3: Trim the metal chain to half the length of the bottle, and tie the red thread-wrapped message to one end.

Step 4: Cut a 3/4″ piece of wire and use pliers to curve it into a “U” shape. Slide the loose end of the metal chain onto the loop.


Step 5: Turn cork bottle top upside down and push the ends of the “U” wire in as far as they will go. Secure with hot glue and allow to dry.


Step 6: Tuck the message inside the bottle and push the cork back in.  Leave it in a spot that’s sure to surprise your Valentine!


*design and styling by Style Me Pretty, photography by Heidi of White Loft Studio

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