|Credit to Wedding Bomboniere|
So I thought blowing bubbles would be fun instead. I love the look of the above photo. Very cool. And its what helped me to make my decision that bubbles would be cool. And also possibly hiring or buying a bubble machine which the celebrant could use when we walk down the aisle. And it would look great in photos too.
So after some extensive searching on eBay I decided that bubble bottles would be the way to go for now and because we are just over 7mths out, I decided that the liquid wouldn't evaporate too much between now and then, and if it does, i can just buy some extra bottles to top them up with. I actually found some plain bottles which I really liked on eBay at the shop down the road much cheaper than what I would of purchased them for on eBay. It's called Jester's accessories shop or something like that. It's Jesters Costume Shop in Caringbah's off shoot store.
|Bubble bottles in box (my photo)|
Now the big debate is how do I decorate them... I originally wanted a little sign on them with our apple tree motif but on playing with it in photo shop it didn't really turn out all right.
|Plain bubble bottle (my photo)|
|Bubble bottle labels (my photo)|
|With the label, still looks a bit plain though (my photo)|
My next step was to find something to put around the top section. I had some ribbon left over from my favour tags and liked the look of the ribbon in my idea photo that I put at the top of the post. So I tied some lengths of ribbon around the top of it. And then scoured Spotlight and Eckersley's to try and find a silver charm or something that I could put around the neck of the bottle and came up with these on eBay instead from a seller called Chirpy Chipmunk in Melbourne.
|Made with love Charm - credit to Chirpy Chipmunk|
They finally arrived in the mail. Have been waiting a week now and its frustrating cause I wanted to finish them pretty quickly as they are pretty easy to do and it's another tick in the box when they are done.
|The charms finally arrived (my photo)|
So after playing around with tying some ribbon to the charm and attaching it to the bottle and nearly sticking my fingers together with the hot glue gun. I came up with this process:
- Tie a piece of thin ribbon through the hole of the charm and create a bow. Trim the edges of the bow so they are even. Melt the ends of the ribbon with a lighter to prevent fraying.
|Charm with bow attached (my photo)|
- Cut a small piece of ribbon and glue a small blob where you want to secure the ribbon at. Wrap the ribbon around and cut the length so it meets the starting point. Secure with more glue.
|Thin strip of ribbon glued around neck of bottle (my photo)|
- Then attach the charm with ribbon to the glue point on the neck of the bubble bottle as shown in the photo below.
|Bubble bottle with charm and ribbon (my photo)|
And taa daa you have my home made bubble confetti. Well decorated bubble bottles any ways. All you need to complete these fun little bottles is :
- Clear plastic bubble bottles or whatever style you prefer
- A computer program and printer to create your labels
- Fancy paper or plain paper depending on your needs
- Hot glue gun
- Sellotape to secure the label to the bottle
- Ribbon to tie onto the bottle
- A charm to create a perfect finish
|All in a row (my photo)|
Hope this inspires those who are unable to have confetti on their wedding day :)