Candie Cooper on Etsy

 

Blank Butterfly CuffHave you checked out the Candie Cooper Etsy store?

For the last two months I’ve been loading the shop with unique DIY jewelry components.  There’s a whole lotta rustic charm and sparkle.

Speaking of sparkle.,,,Sparkle Bracelet-Blue Jean LouiseOne of our faves right now is the Blue Jean Louise Swarovski bracelet kit.  It goes together in a snap and packs some mega sparkle.  Good for gifts.  Amazing for bridal accessories.  Honestly, we can’t get enough of them around here.

Check out all 12 Swarovski DIY crystal bracelet kits here. 

Message in a Bottle Party Invite

This post brought to you by ACTIVA-makers of colorful sand and air dry clay.DIY Party Invitation idea Message in a bottleMessage in a bottle party invitation idea  Add a handwritten noteThis is one of my absolute favorite projects to make with kids and adults!  You can write an invite, a love note, words of encouragement or a wish.  Whatever your message, roll it up, keeping it as skinny as you can.

Message in a bottle party invitation  Seal up the note with washi tapeSeal with washi tape or string.Message in a bottle party invitation idea with ACTIVA Scenic Sand and Republic of Tea bottleFor this bottle, I’m using a recycled Republic of Tea bottle.  You’ll also need some colorful ACTIVA sand, shells, glitter, aquarium stones, and ribbons or yarn.Message in a bottle party invite idea using Republic of Tea bottleThis is the Republic of Tea bottle I mentioned.  I love the curve and height of it (and the tea that was once inside). Message in a bottle sand craftUse a funnel to pour the Scenic Sand inside.  I put about an inch in the bottom.
Message in a bottle party invitation idea  don't for get the glitterNothing adds a bit of magic like retro glitter…or any glitter that you have on hand.  Shake the sand and glitter together after you pour.
Message in a bottle party invitation idea with ACTIVA sand and glitterDrop in the aquarium stones, shells, marbles, gems (Ooo!  Gems!) or whatever you like.
Message in a bottle party invitation idea using ACTIVA sandMake a message in a bottle party invitation ideaThe letter goes in next followed by the cap.  I’ve also used antique bottles and topped them with an old wine cork.
DIY Message in a bottle invite with recycled Republic of Tea bottleTie on bits of ribbon, yarn, crystals etc…
Message in a bottle party invitationAnd it’s ready to give.
Message in a bottle party inviteOr hang on a mailbox…or to drop in the ocean and make a wish!Message in a bottle party invitation idea from Candie CooperP.S.  I really think these would make the coolest wedding invitations.