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As to "Annual Message" - well, these messages clearly aren't going out to sea, so who are they for? Us. I wanted to write my future self a letter about what we're up to, so I had a few sips of the wine (don't wanna waste it!) and wrote a two page letter about how things are here. My goal is to read it eventually, in at least a year, and then do it again. Yea, yea, super cheesy - but I love that kind of junk.
Wanna make these? Let's do it!
You need these obvious items:
- Wine Bottles (Clear, this usually means white wine) keep the corks.
- A message
- Recently used coffee grounds, so they're wet
- Water bottle - set to mist...
- A lighter
- An oven
For my message I just rambled on and on, I wanted it to read as if I was talking to a person in front of me, so yes - there are jokes & cusswords in there, that's just how I roll. I put in things about the house, projects we're working on or want to work on, to see if they get done by the time we read it again. Nerdy I know, but your future self will love reading it. So, think ahead!
Step 1. Crinkle up your message. How would a message in a bottle get crinkled? No one knows, but it looks fantastic. If anyone at your house asks you that, remind them that it's not an authentic, you made it. Then kick them out. Just kidding!
new shelf (tutorial here!) and will be fun to read in a year or so. As for getting that message OUT of the bottle? I haven't thought that far ahead, I'll let you know how that goes in a year or so. And hey, I'll let you read the message too. I'd post it now for ya, but the messages are already in & the word file deleted... It'll have to be a surprise. :)
I highly recommend you do this. If not with a message in a bottle, then put it in a jar, or a binder, or a book you know won't get opened for a year, like a Christmas cookbook or something. I do this kind of weird stuff all the time, we've found notes in our camping gear & Christmas lights that I've forgotten about and it cracks me up everytime. Simple pleasures I guess!
Alright folks, enjoy, don't burn the house down with this one, but have fun!
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