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Message-in-a-Bottle Place Cards

Personalize table settings and add a touch of seafaring mystery to dinner with message-in-a-bottle place cards.

Created By: Kathleen Kent


  • Small bottle with cork
  • Paper
  • Double-sided tape


  1. Step 1

    Using a funnel, fill a small glass bottle a little less than halfway with sand.

  2. Step 2

    Roll up a small sheet of paper tightly, securing with a few strips of double-sided tape placed parallel to rolling direction. Write a guest's name on scroll. Using tweezers, place on sand in bottle; insert cork.

Martha Stewart Living, August 2008

Reviews (2)

  • hamp23 27 Jun, 2011

    Where do you find these bottles??

  • geoferr 14 Jun, 2011

    I suggest using salt and pepper (or sugar and cinnamon for desserts) instead of sand, just in case anyone opens the bottle and spills the contents around the food.