Make a Wish Bottle Necklace

I am so happy it is finally summer! I have so many happy memories of summer. Running through sprinklers- and then warming up on the hot cement sidewalks. The delicate balance of eating Popsicles before they melt, but without getting a “brain freeze.”  And of course, making a secret, heartfelt wish, and then blowing dandelion fluff to make it come true.

Wish Bottle Necklace iNo one has figured out a way to bottle the carefree days of summer, but I have figured out how to bottle dandelion wishes!

Wish bottle necklace 2- Crafts UnleashedYou only need a few (very inexpensive) supplies to make your own wish bottle necklace:

Wish Bottle Necklace aThe first thing you will want to do is find a good dandelion. :) I enlisted the help of my daughter.  This time of year, it is not so hard to find quite a lot of fine looking specimens if your yard looks like mine.

Wish Bottle Necklace cCollect your dandelion in an envelope or baggie. It will not make it back to the house if you just pick it and run. Just saying.

Wish Bottle Necklace dSelect your bottle charm. I liked both the cork topped kind and the rubber stopper kind. Seriously, how adorable are these? Remove the top of the bottle you choose.

Wish Bottle Necklace eThen, insert the individual dandelion fluffs. I found it helpful to use a skewer to get them distributed evenly in the bottle.

Re-insert the bottle topper. If you are concerned with the topper falling out of the bottle, you could apply a thin layer of glue to the topper before you re-insert it.

Wish Bottle Necklace fThen, using jump rings, attach your “wish” charm to the bottle stopper, and attach the bottle to the ball link chain.

Wish Bottle Necklace gThat’s it! I think this would make an adorable and unique gift- for under a couple bucks.

Wish bottle necklace - Crafts UnleashedAnd also very handy for those winter months, when dandelions are in short supply, but you really need to make a wish!

About Shaunte

Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).

Comments

  1. Tine Grøndahl says:

    Hey I live in Norway and I’ll arrange Dandelion march for children’s rights. And’d love to make this. But where can I order / get hold of in Norway?

  2. jenni cook says:

    so did the dandelion seeds go bad? did they wither into icky brown sludge? or dried brown tidbits? or did they stay pretty and fluffy? i’d really like to know before i try making these, thanks!

  3. Etsy etsy etsy. For bottles, charms.. everything you need!

  4. I’m just imagining how “delighted” friends and family who don’t have dandelions in their area will be when they pull out a “puff” and blow it into the wind with their wish…only to have it grow into a dandelion “farm” in their yard. Sort of as excited as the people down south are that somebody brought kudzu in to solve erosion problems!

    Other than that, I think it’s a marvelous idea! So sweet and cute and a reminder of many warm summer days wishing upon dandelions as a child! I’ve got some little bottles and have wondered just what to do with them and now I know!

    • I put little tiny stars in mine, as don’t have acess to dandlions either and the make a wish charm goes along with the theme and people I have given them too, just love them..

  5. Hi! I was just wondering how long the dandelion seeds will keep in the jar? Will they start to decay after some time?

  6. Only one problem, we don’t have dandiions here… Is there anything else that could be used for making a wish???

  7. Jackie McKenzie says:

    I love these, what dollar store for the bottles please.

  8. Please share where you found the oval wish charm.

    • Shaunte says:

      @ Jodie I am sorry- I have no idea. I have had charms in my craft supply stash for years that occasionally I will dig out- this is one of those. :/

  9. I saw tiny glass bottles at the Dollar Store yesterday and wondered what someone would do with them….now I know. Great idea!

  10. That is such a sweet idea! I LOVE IT!! I’ll be waiting a few months before the dandelions start appearing again but I can’t wait to try this!

  11. Samantha says:

    Absolutely adorable!

  12. Vanessa says:

    Awh, this is such a sweet idea!

  13. Did you ever in your crafting career imagine that you would be stuffing dandelion fluff into tiny bottles? :)

    What a sweet idea. My daughter will love this.

  14. Portable, cached, dandelion wishes for all those who are close!

    Thank you for this wonderful inspiration and taking the time to document your process.

  15. Great idea!! I’d better get some supplies and get those puffs before they are all gone!!!

  16. What an awesome necklace…..I will have to give it a try!

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