I’m a big fan of Margot Potter’s creative work, and she recently published a tutorial for an adorable candy vial necklace charm. I thought the idea was so cute that I wanted to make my own version. Rather than a wearable piece, I designed mine to be a cute little gift, or even a party favor.
- Colored Glass Bottle, 2 for $1.77
- Non pareils, on hand or $1 and up
- Address Llabels, on hand
- Washi tape, on hand
- Miniature tools, $2 for multi-pack
Total: $5 to make 3 bottles
Step one: Fill the bottle with non-pareils. I made a small paper funnel to make it easier.
Step two: Use your word processor to design labels to stick on the bottle. You can personalize the message as you like (such as, “Morena’s lost marbles”). I went with “Break in Case of Emergency.”
Step three: Trim the label to fit the bottle. I decorated with a strip of washi tape, then added the label.
Step four: Use a bit of twine to add the miniature hammer to the bottle.
I think it would be hilarious to leave one of these bottles on a co-worker’s desk on their birthday. They’d also make fun favors for a party, or a good gag type gift. And, yes, in case of emergency, definitely open and enjoy!