DIY Detail & Favor Wedding Projects

DIY Shell Topped Bottles

We bring you another fabulous diy project from Matt and Kalin’s  Maui Wedding. This time Kalin teaches us how to make your own shell topped bottles. The perfect addition to any ocean table decor. Plus these could easily be used after the wedding for decorations around your home, as a sweet memento of your special day. So … let’s get crafting.

Photography: Katrina Louise
DIY Project By: The Vintage Alley

Read on for directions on how to make your own DIY Shell Topped Bottles. So cute for wedding favors, table decorations or just because.

What you’ll need:
Vintage glass bottles (which can be picked up at your local flea market)
Sea shells – large and small. coral is a nice option as well.
Bondo (used in car repairs – can find it at any Home Depot) and clear glue
Rope/twine

Step 1: Take a half dollar size amount of bondo and mix with a dab of the provided hardener.  Using a wooden mixing stick, place the mixture directly on to the opening of your vintage bottle.

Step 2: Quickly, place your shell into the bondo, holding tightly for 5 minutes to allow a firm hold. You can use the mixing stick to mold the bondo around the shell. Once this dries, it will be rock solid.

Step 3: Once the shell feels firmly in place (usually 15-20 minutes), apply a thin layer of clear tacky glue onto the hardened bondo. Wrap the area with twine and hold until the glue is dry.

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  1. Love these! How perfectly summer and coastally.

  2. Great diy!

  3. 0. Janey says:

    I think these would be pretty half filled with sand and tiny shells. That way they would be less likely to tip over if bumped.

  4. 0. Brenda says:

    Love this… you could fill them partically with sand and the bride and grooms names and wedding date… like a message in a bottle.
    love it… or the tiny seashells would work too.

  5. 0. Jo Moura says:

    Amei um luxo só! Adoro essa cor azul é minha preferida e combina muito bem com esse calorão do Brazil…Smack!

  6. Fantastic keepsakes!! These bottles are the perfect addition to any beach themed wedding. A definite must share with my Hawaii brides!

  7. 0. Sandra Clark says:

    I think these are adorable, but what would you use them for…if it’s just decoration, it seems a waste of a great (not so inexpensive) bottle.
    Am I correct in assuming that the tops do not come off?
    How about finding a way to wrap the twine onto the end of the shell so that you make it thick enough to be an actual stopper, and then you could fill the bottle with little treats, or shells or coloured water, and it would be reusable. You could also bond the shell to a cork that would fit in the bottle…. Just a thought…BUT I THINK THEY ARE GORGEOUS! Thank you for all your wonderful ideas.

  8. 0. Meegan says:

    Oh my! LOVE these and have wanted some of my own. Now I can! I am excited to be featuring this on my blog later today as one of My Friday Fave Pins. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me!

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    Really pretty – I love the color of the bottles too.

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