DIY | Bottle Necklace

DIY | Bottle Necklace

DIY | Bottle Necklace
(This giveaway has expired. Thank you all for joining!)
Here is a treat for you: I am having my first giveaway! I made these fabulously cute necklaces and not only did I make a DIY, I am also giving you the opportunity to win one in case you are feeling less crafty!
To enter, follow the Lana Red Facebook page and leave a comment on my blog telling me which necklace you would like the most and why. Please include your email address so I’ll be able to contact the winner.
I will draw the winner on Wednesday and they will be announced shortly after.
** This giveaway is open to everyone!
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And here is the tutorial: create your own personalized necklace with a tiny bottle. I turned the bottles into necklaces and put fun memorabilia in them to create a unique and vintage feel. These bottles can be bought online or just visit some crafty stores because that’s where I found mine! 
Here is a tutorial to show you how to turn them into necklaces:
DIY | Bottle Necklace
1. Get your tiny bottles and all shapes and sizes.
2. Grab a small piece of wire and glue.
3.put some glue on the wire.
4. Place the wire through the cork.
5. Get some tongs and fold the ends of the wire into tiny circles.
6. Make sure when you bend them, that there is still enough space to get a necklace through there.
7. That was it! Now all you have to do is figure out what cool item to put in the bottle.
I have had so much fun deciding what to place in the bottles, I just walked around the house searching for tiny objects like a treasure hunt :) In the end I choose: Beads, keys, glitter dust, a tiny lightbulb and a  piece of paper rolled up as a secret note with a ribbon around it. How much fun that was!
What would you put in your tiny bottle? Let me know and I would love to see your creations!
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  • Anonymous 6th July 2012 at 2:06 am

    Hi there Lana!
    I absolutely love the necklace with the little “secret message” in it. I just think it’s so sweet and novel, but also poetic in a way. I perceive it to symbolize the way the people keep their secrets to themselves. They may hint those secrets to those around them, let those people see parts of it, but never the whole thing (looking through the clear glass you see the outside, but not the inside, of the paper). The necklace is beautiful and whoever gets it, or any of them, will love it.
    With love,
    Blythe Cassidy

  • Jess Brownstein 6th July 2012 at 3:41 am

    Hi Lana!

    These necklaces are absolutely adorable. I love anything miniature – and these tiny bottle necklaces are just so special and almost magical in a sense. My favorite of the bunch is definitely the bottle full of the purple glitter dust. It’s the perfect combination of girly and unique, and reminds me of, well, fairies! I think it’s rare that something so simple can inspire thoughts or take us somewhere else, and this necklace brings to mind the famous peter pan quote, “all it takes is faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust”, almost a reminder to always keep a little magic in our lives!

    – Jess

  • TheMissbeccabecca 6th July 2012 at 3:42 am

    hey!! i’m so excited for this all of the necklaces are stunning in such a vintage-y way. but i think i love the one with the bulb inside it the most- it’s just so unique! i wouldn’t be able to find anything like that in any stores, and i really enjoy having different pieces like this that no one else has. nowadays i rarely see a lightbulb without a lampshade covering it, so i’m really drawn to the look of a bare bulb. the necklaces are all so lovely, so i really hope i get to show it off! :)

  • Anonymous 6th July 2012 at 4:50 am

    Wow Lana,
    I love all the necklaces! My favorite would have to be the one with the black beads and attached key. It’s funny that I found this because I have been wanting to make bottle necklaces for a while now! I also love how cute and quaint they are. Thanks for the op!


  • Charlie 6th July 2012 at 5:10 am

    I love the light bulb one, I am not sure why. Maybe because it is so unique?

    charlie @ clay-space dot com

  • Anonymous 6th July 2012 at 5:11 am

    These are great!
    I really love the black beads with key one because I love vintage looking items. Also, I think I might be obsessed with containers and have wanted to make a keychain or necklace with a jar. I’ve even been eyeing larger decorative cork bottles and filling them with different things. All of them are uniquely awesome and I will be using this tutorial in the near future.


  • Sophia 6th July 2012 at 6:14 am

    They are all absolutely gorgeous Lana, but if I had to choose one that would be the one with the beads and key. It looks like clues put there for one to solve a quiz!
    thanks for the tut

    smanolop @ gmail(dot)com

  • Gaby 6th July 2012 at 9:47 am

    I was doing bottle necklace too! Here you can look it:

    • Lana Red 7th July 2012 at 9:17 pm

      I saw them and that is just genius! I love them and especially the way you made them! Thanks for the link!

  • Jasmijn 6th July 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I absolutely love all of them!! They are amazingly cute and pretty:)

  • Jasmijn 6th July 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Congratulations!!! I just realised that this was one of the things off your to do list before 30: a give away on your blog!! ^^ great job!!

  • Victoria 6th July 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I used to have a similar necklace with seeds inside. I really love these, I have to try to make one.

  • Anonymous 6th July 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Lana! Just love you’re work!! So pretty these necklaces:) I really like the one with the light bulb. Everytime I need a ‘aha’ moment.. I’m gonna wear this necklace!! Keep up the good and inspiring work:D


  • stephchows 6th July 2012 at 4:59 pm

    So very cute! I’d love to fit tiny buttons in one :) Although not sure if they’d fit!

  • OneWord 6th July 2012 at 5:41 pm

    So cute! i especially like the ones with the key and tiny light bulb inside! Thanks for sharing!

  • Shelley T. 6th July 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I love the one with the key on the outside! Thanks for the giveaway!


  • Unknown 6th July 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Wow, honestly I love all of them! But you said to pick one so I guess I need to go with the black beads with the key outside. But they are allllllll great!

    Stephanielumb at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous 7th July 2012 at 3:49 am

    I put dandelion puffs in mine.

  • sarah j 8th July 2012 at 1:41 am

    I absolutely adore the one with the purple glitter and the one with the tiny lightbulb. I swear, anything that is miniaturized fascinates me. I remember growing up when the rice grain in the necklace with goo was popular, and I got one, and the goo dried up and so did my grain of rice :(

  • MC 8th July 2012 at 2:45 am

    Following on FB, and would love to win the mini key in a bottle. These would also be cool as mini vials of poison :)

  • vienna 8th July 2012 at 3:09 am

    These are so precious. I love them all but my favorite might be the one with the glitter. I love glitter and I love little things so that is the perfect combo. And what a gorgeous little accessorizing surprise!

  • Anonymous 8th July 2012 at 4:21 am

    Great tutorial. I especially like the light bulb bottle. It reminds me of the light bulb=idea visual illustration I would see in the cartoons/ comics of my youth. As artists we are always thinking. Is that what you were suggesting with this design? (

  • gyen 8th July 2012 at 4:40 am

    I love these! When I was a kid, growing up in CA, my older brother went on a field trip to the Gold Country and brought back a vial of gold dust on a chain for me. I loved that and this project reminds me of it!

  • Anonymous 8th July 2012 at 4:57 am

    Hello! I love these. I know its 2late to win anything but i thought i would still say mu favorite. I like the one with the glitter. Its reminds me of pixie dust :)

  • Michelle Frae Cummings 8th July 2012 at 6:29 am

    I love your blog! Thank you for a great tutorial!

  • 'cine 8th July 2012 at 7:10 am

    Thank you for the tutorial, I love the necklace with the “secret” message, reminds me of “Message in a Bottle”…thanks for the chance to win :)

  • DiDi Day 8th July 2012 at 7:30 am

    Hey Lana.

    I am absolutely in love with your work. I wanted to enter in this opportunity and recieve the bottle with the purple powder inside for my grandmother. She would love it. I hope you give me a chance in this!!
    -DiDi (

  • Sarah 8th July 2012 at 8:40 am

    These are so unique! I really love them all! My favorite would have to be the one with the glitter, it would go with so many different outfits. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway. =)

  • Bethel of Bethania 8th July 2012 at 9:18 am

    Wow Lana these are beautiful… love your tut… n to think I have found my tiny bottles since have a big clean-up… your tut has come at a great time… <3

  • Soniah 8th July 2012 at 10:08 am

    first I would like to commend you on the patience and stillness in your hands that was necessary to create these Lana!!!!!!!!
    liked on facebook: Soniah Herman

    I’m in loveeeeee with the light bulb one. I think it represents me in a sense. I’m that person constantly coming with some idea, crazy or cool. ahaha. I’d love to have it.

  • Noemi 8th July 2012 at 11:54 am

    Oh, these are just amazing, I love them!My favourite is the one with the little bulb. :)

  • hennies.pennies 8th July 2012 at 1:54 pm

    What a wonderfully sweet project!! I just adore them! My favorite is the one you are modelling, with the black beads and key outside the bottle. I would imagine these little necklaces generate lots of questions wondering about the significance. For my granddaughters, I would seal up my secret wishes along with my love for them inside each bottle. They could carry a piece of my heart with them whenever they wear the necklace. Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself with us! Be especially blessed, Kathy

  • last minute lynn 8th July 2012 at 2:35 pm

    So clever! I am especially taken with the lightbulb and the key. They would be great conversation starting necklaces!

  • polydactyl 8th July 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I love them all, but the secret message is my favorite. I want to make one that has a random assortment of love in it…a note, a kitten tooth, things that matter only to me.

  • Anonymous 8th July 2012 at 8:46 pm

    The tiny bottle necklaces are charming! I especially like the one with the key inside; it reminds me of my daughter. Thanks for sharing, and for the opportunity to win one of your lovely necklaces!

  • Samara 9th July 2012 at 12:48 am

    I honestly cannot choose the one I like the most…but think the message in the bottle would go best with my outfits? I’m super impressed with your patience actually making them- they look so small and fiddly!!


  • Shannon 9th July 2012 at 2:09 am

    I love the vial with black beads and the key on the outside!

  • Anonymous 9th July 2012 at 2:16 am

    Like the light bulb. Have a sick hubby – It reminds me that there is a light at the end of the road.

  • Brittany 9th July 2012 at 4:28 am

    I have been wanting to make bottle necklaces for so long, but wasn’t sure how! This tutorial is EXCELLENT and they come out beautiful!

    I love the one with the black beads and the key on the outside. There is a sense of dark whimsy to it that I absolutely love. I also love the one with the key inside of it! I guess I just love keys and little bottles!

    my e-mail is:

  • Joann 9th July 2012 at 9:57 am

    I found you through the craft website! Your necklaces are super cute. My favorite one by far is the one with the secret note inside. I love things that have a sentimental quality in them and I am a big fan of

    I feel that the necklace captures that hidden secret that everyone has and when people see the note inside the bottle they will be curious (just as I am now) about what secret the note holds.


  • jasmijn 9th July 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I forgot to place my email address and i forgot to say which one is wanted.
    I really like the one with the black beats and the keys on it:)
    my emai:

  • Anonymous 9th July 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I love the bottle with the black beads and the keys. So pretty.
    my email:
    annasoc1( at )verizon ( dot )com

    Thanks so much.
    Anna S.

  • chelsea kidwell 9th July 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Lana!

    Would you be willing to make a few necklaces for me and ship them over? I am in love with them!

  • Cap Creations 10th July 2012 at 3:04 am

    Great job on them all! I like one with the key on the outside best! The glitter is pretty too. I liked you on facebook. Thanks for a chance.

  • Jen@thecraftingfiend 10th July 2012 at 3:54 am

    I love the one with the black beads and the key on the outside – soooo cute!!! and I am a new follower :) her and facebook

  • Tina 10th July 2012 at 5:15 am

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  • Tina 10th July 2012 at 5:18 am

    I love the glittery pink and purple one! It looks magical and would make me smile everytime I wore it! :) I like you on FB, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

    twt1234 @

  • Crystal Arcand 10th July 2012 at 8:24 am

    I’d pick the lightbulb necklace to remind myself and others to protect the “spark” within each of us.

  • margie 10th July 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Wow…it’s difficult to choose a fave! While I love the one with the note/message inside (a secret for oneself?…a friend?), I think my favorite is the one with the beads in it since I’ve been a (hobby) beader for years. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!!

  • margie 10th July 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Sorry…I forgot to include my e-mail addi!


  • Haley D. 10th July 2012 at 12:30 pm

    These are so clever! I really like the two with the keys, especially the one with the key inside the bottle. I think if I were to try to make one, I would like to include tiny objects to remind me of each member of my family… I would really have to think to find tiny things.

  • Anonymous 10th July 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I would put in some sand from a FL beach, along with some tiny shells. Perfect!
    shari harniss

  • Robin 10th July 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I love these what a great way to make a momento of a trip. I think I like the secret message one best. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • eve 10th July 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I love this idea! I am planning a pirate party for my sons 4th birthday and I think these would be cute favors for the girls. If I made some id definety use glitter and call it pixie dust. :) Thank you for the inspiration. -eve

  • Heather M. 10th July 2012 at 3:32 pm

    How generous! My favourite is the one with the key outside. Although the purple one comes a close second.

  • Carol 10th July 2012 at 4:19 pm

    WOW – very creative and pretty bottle necklaces! Thank you for the tutorial. ‘Liked’ your facebook and I’m a new follower.

  • Donna 10th July 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Love the purple glitter bottle since my favorite color is purple. I liked you on FB. I just bought a bunch of these empty bottles on Ebay and I wasn’t sure how to make a hook for them. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • katiedidit 10th July 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I love the little lightbulb necklace. So clever! I “Liked” you on FB.

  • dickletn 10th July 2012 at 8:04 pm I happen to have several small bottles that I got when eating pancakes at Cracker Barrel, the syrup came in them. While I gathered my treasure several people that was also eating pancakes offered me their bottles. Now I have a great item to make with them. I think I would use a pearl or pearls for my bottle. I like the small note with a ribbon. Lost in a Bottle. Janet

  • debinidaho 10th July 2012 at 9:39 pm

    How cute lana I love the key in the bottle so cute!!!

  • Deb Neerman 10th July 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Fabulously creative! I LOVE them all but my favorite is the light-bulb necklace … a brilliant idea (wink, wink)!! I’ve liked you on FB.

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these amazing treasures!

  • Tansy Dolls 11th July 2012 at 2:20 am

    <3 I like the ones with the keys and the lightbulb.

  • Hannah Gerrie 11th July 2012 at 3:44 am

    These are amazing! Totally going to try this as soon as I can get my hands on some small bottles. I think my favorite would be the one with the glitter dust because it reminds me of the fairy plates my mom had when I was little. If I could have one it would most definitely be that one :). So glad I came across your blog and Facebook page!

  • Anonymous 12th July 2012 at 2:40 am

    I love the glitter one as I love fairies and this reminds me of them. I think it should have a little wand attached like you attached the key. They are all totally cute!!

  • Emily 12th July 2012 at 3:10 am

    I love the lightbulb bottle. Where in the world did you find such a small lightbulb like that? I would love to make one like that.


  • Anonymous 13th July 2012 at 6:36 am

    Hey Lana, I would really love the fairy dust one, or sparkles. Because it reminds me of fairies and i’ve always loved fairies. And still to this day I still choose to be a fairy for halloween almost every year.

    my email is


  • becomingelizabeth 15th July 2012 at 8:04 am

    So so so cute! My boyfriend actually JUST gave me a teeny tiny bottle of amethyst chips (my favorite stone) and I’ve been looking for something to create with it. This is absolutely perfect! Thanks for the idea!!

  • Anonymous 26th September 2012 at 6:59 am

    thanks for posting.

    • Lana Red 26th September 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you for your comment!x

  • Sanne 16th December 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I absolutely love the one with the key the most. Like you’re wearing the key to your heart. You can see it, and you can have it, but you have to prove you’re worth it.

    I know the giveaway is over, but I just wanted to say which one I like the most :)

    I really thank you for posting this, i definitely (don’t know how to spell this?) going to make one!
    sorry if this is really bad english, i’m from holland and sometimes english spelling and grammar is difficult for me..

    love, Sanne

    • Lana Red 22nd December 2012 at 10:56 am

      Thank you so much for your kind comment! I let me know how your necklace turned out!

      (And your English is great:)


  • Anonymous 16th March 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Where did you get a light bulb that tiny from?!? :o

    • Lana Red 20th March 2013 at 5:22 pm

      I actually got it from my great-aunt. But I think that some sewing machines have very tiny lightbulbs, so you could maybe try in a sewing machine shop?

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