DIY Apothecary Bottle Necklace

UPDATE: This post originally ran February 22, 2012 but lately I have become re-enamored with the idea of apothecary bottle necklaces! I particularly love this little one Brigette has, and I really want to fill one with sand from the beach so I can wear summer around my neck all winter long…

I’ve always loved apothecary bottles… they’re adorable and perfect for holding perfumes, beads or other tiny things. They also make super cute necklaces, and there’s so much you can do with them!  I originally had the idea of putting little rolled up love notes in them as Valentine’s Day gifts, and even though that holiday has passed I still think it would be a really sweet gift for a friend or loved one, with a meaningful quote or message inside.

What you need: apothecary bottles (I ordered some from amazon), necklace chains, jump rings, eyepins, and glue.

I was able to stick the eyepin right into the cork of the apothecary bottle – but if you aren’t able to, try sticking a needle through first. Attach the jump ring to the eyepin, and then attach your chain. You may want to dab a little bit of glue around the eyepin so that it stays put.


I had a few ideas that I wanted to try out for these. For the first one I wrote a quote on a piece of paper with raw edges, with the idea of making a little “message in a bottle.”


Roll up your little message and stick it in the bottle! I used a bobby pin to help push it in.




For the second one, I loved the idea of filling the bottle with petals from a sentimental flower :)




I filled the third necklace with little turquoise stones – I really love the idea of filling one with sand, too :)


Happy DIY hump day!

Photos by Julia.

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what does the message say ??


very nice idea… clear instruction… nice photos… Thanks a lot..


i really like this idea! thank u!!:)

Such a cute idea!

This is SUCH an adorable idea! Thanks!


Need. Want. Will probably set time aside to make some tomorrow. Last two projects included a DIY Terrarium and a Melted Record Bowl! Love it/


I’ve done this before and crushed up little pink seashells to put inside, it looks adorable :)


Love this idea lots of gift giving ideas for this one


love it.

These are so cute. I didn’t know you could buy the little jars on Amazon, thank you for the tip!


Can you please tell me the size of the bottles?

So cute! I love it. Hope I can find these bottles in France… Thanks for this super idea!


I’ve seen this at Christmas but w/ a small amount of white crystals, about 5 black seed beads, pieces of a stick about a 1/2 inch long and a small piece of orange material = melted snowman! I love all the ideas!

I have one of these with sand and broken shells from my fav. spot on the beach, since I moved and now I’m landlocked it’s my little beachy treasure.


So cute! Defiantly doing this!

I definitely have to do this!


So cute! Where did you get the necklaces? Are you planning on wearing them all together? What lengths are the necklaces? Haha, sorry for all the questions :) Can’t wait to get started!


I love the idea!!! Where can I buy the bottles?


Made one with my dogs puppy teeth inside, thanks for the idea and link to supplies.

I made one too.:)


Where do you get the apothecary bottle??

These are so nice. I’d love to make some of my own!