Since these are glass bottles, they’re not really appropriate for young kids, but they would be beautiful as favors or table decor for an outdoor wedding or maybe even a sweet 16 party. The bubble wands are easy to make, and while I opted for a heart shape, you could make other designs, too.
(This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I am on the Design Team.)
- Small glass bottles: Pink, Blue, Yellow
- Craft Wire
- Thing-A-Ma-JIG Wire Working Tool
- Bubble Solution
- Mod Melts
Step one: Place the plastic pegs in the Thing-A-Ma-JIG as pictured. Cut 15 inches of craft wire, and loop it around the pegs to make a heart shape. Start with a loop in the center, go up and to the left, down to the bottom of the heart, up to the right, then loop again in the center.
Step two: Twist the ends of the wire together to make a rope-like handle, and clip off the excess. Insert the “handle” into the cork by gently twisting it in. If you have trouble inserting the wire, make a small hole first.
Step three: Make sure the heart fits in the bottle. You might have to make it narrower so you can insert and remove the bubble wand easily. Fill the bottle with bubble solution.
If you want to embellish the cork, use Mod Melts to make a pretty flower or button end cap. (I have a detailed tutorial on how to use Mod Melts here.) You can press the cork end into the hot glue and let it cool, or glue the cooled Mod Melt embellishment onto the cork. I decorated my “caps” with glitter paint.
I used some craft paper and a bit of twine to add a little tag to my adorable bubble bottles. The tags could be inscribed with a name, “Thanks for Coming”, a date, or any other message.
I tested the bubble wands out and yes, they work! Your party guests can have fun blowing bubbles, taking fun pictures with these as a photo prop, or just taking them home as a fun party favor.