Choose A ContainerI started by choosing an inexpensive glass jar from the dollar store. I wrapped baker's twine around the jar until it covered the majority of the space. Then I glued down the ends and finished it off by adding a creative paper label for the bottle. I kept mine simple but there are lots of creative paper craft items that you could use to label your "Secret Message" in a bottle.
Plan Your MessageThere are 31 tiles in each pack of Bingo chips.
I tried out this simple message: happy valentine's day i love you and with a spacer tile between each word it happened to work out perfectly for the 31 chips. Awesome! Use it if you would like. I won't tell :0)
So after you've planned your secret message lay out your Bingo Chips in numerical order...
...then flip them over and add your message.
Make it a Sweet SurpriseAdd some chocolate or favorite candy to make it an extra special Valentine's Day gift!
Use A Canning JarCanning jars are everywhere right now. They're simple, nostalic, inexpensive... perfect for this craft. I really love how this jar turned out. I glued the label on the lid rather than the side, and I used a larger amount of candy with a smaller amount of bingo chips.
A Valentine's Day Gift for Boys
You could minimize the decoration even more, and make this gift perfect for boys and/or girls who don't prefer frills! Or tailor the decor of your secret message in a bottle for any style, theme, holiday, birthday or special occasion.
To make the jar pictured above I used a pack of Blue Bingo Chips, chevron burlap ribbon and a coordinating paper label attached to the jar with ribbon. Spruce it up with some candy of course!
You can find red, blue and black Bingo Chips here: