I had no idea what to call this project [so I've called it a few things].....it's been on my 'ideas to try' list for years and I made it my mission to finally create it. It incorporates my favourite Christmas style decorations in to the other months of the year and creates a mini bottle snow globe, perfect for any celebration, but I've used it as a little bottle of birthday wishes.
What I Used:
Mini Bottle [I found a pack of 6 in The Works for £1]
Water / Glycerine
With the correct items ready, this is actually a very simple and quick project to complete - easily personalised and creates many more ideas I want to try to add different elements, but the basis is the same for any direction you may like to take it.
0.5mm beading wire, to around 5cm in length. Using my glue gun [for ease of use and speed -
but any very strong, water-resistant glue will do] I sandwiched the wire between the two pieces
can cut away the excess with scissors to make it a little neater - once submerged in the water later, the glue will be even harder to see, so do not let this part worry you too much]
hangs in the position you would like. Trim any excess and fix the wire in place with a little
glue to make sure it is completely secure [if you have any problems fixing your wire in to the cork, use a needle to help create a hole for you]:
Next, on to the water and glycerine [I picked mine up from the baking aisle] which will make all the glitter/confetti inside float beautifully around the bottle when shaken:
with the liquid and will continue to sit at the top, even when the cork is added and bottle shaken,
so to neaten the look, I removed it before adding my cork.
Finally, to seal the cork and stop it from absorbing all the water, give the bottom half a
good coating with water resistant glue and this will also secure the cork in place.
Now shake it up!