Years ago, my boyfriend and I decided to begin collecting corks from special moments in our lives and writing short notes on them to remember the occasions. There came a point when we realized we had to actually DO something with all of the corks we were collecting, so I started moving them to a plain shadow box that has (until now) remained untouched. Finally, it was time to show off these memories we'd made! Our DIY cork memory box contains corks from big milestones, special occasions and holidays over the past few years and sits proudly on a bookshelf to remind us of the things we've celebrated together. Best of all, it's easy to make yourself!
Cathy from The Crafty Chica offers some tips for making decorative memory bottles, or as she cleverly puts it, "Think of it as an untraditional picture frame, or a reverse shadow box." Using recycled bottles from various sources gives a unique shape and look to all entries in a collection.