Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Modern twist on a message in a bottle

I've been a terrible blogger this week (meaning a non-existent blogger), because things have been a bit hectic.  I've been trying to get some crafts finished and things ready for Nick's parents to come in town for Thanksgiving (can't wait!) 
But I did have 1 cute craft to share, that I first was inspired by here.  A totally adorable website called Ruffled had a DIY contest, and there were some seriously creative and beautiful ideas that people entered.  This one, called "Unraveling a Letter" I totally loved, and wanted to recreate.  Here are pictures of theirs:

One of my sweet friends, Stephanie, is off at Elon for college, and her bday is coming up.  Despite the fact that there are nearly 10 years between us, she's one of my best friends, and one of the most fun girls that ever lived.  She used to be one of our youth group kids at First Pres, and she calls Nick and me "momma and poppa bear" :)  I remember how much I loved getting care packages when I was off at college (and sadly I haven't been the best at sending them to Steph).  But I wanted to put some things together to send her for her birthday, and I was trying to figure out one more cute thing to include.  And this craft was it! :)  I loved the idea, and I'm so glad they shared it on the website!  Here's how mine turned out:
Just cut your fabric to fit the spool:

Stamp the letters of your message:

Glue it to the spool:

And wrap 'er up!

So simple!!  I think it will be the perfect addition to her care package! :)  I like to think of it as a cuter version of a message in a bottle :) 

Yay for "hump day"!!  And yay for Nick and me traveling to the Auburn game this weekend- aaahhh!!  Can't wait!! :)  Gooo Tigers!!!!


  1. Love it! So cute & crafty :)

  2. Cutest thing that was ever made!!!!! She will love it!!!

  3. This is soo adorable -- I love this idea!

  4. Craft night at your house was the best!!! Thank you for feeding us :)

  5. How cute -- I love this! I want to make them for all of my far-away friends!