Friday 22 February 2013

Happy Anniversary!

When you are sitting idle on a couch, relaxing, so many thoughts travel through the mind. Sometimes in those lovely moments, you realize how much you have grown and matured. You realize the importance of companionship, of love, of fights, of places traveled, of those laughs you had and all the blessings you have. 

Birthdays are the days i usually introspect these thoughts and thank god for everything i have in my life and how lucky i have been. This year i thought this through on my anniversary as well. I have been married for 5 years now and it seems only yesterday when we started to breathe as a couple. 5 years is not a very long time, but then its significantly long enough time to say, ' have we really spent such a long time together?' :) :) 

I made a really special gift for my husband on our 5th anniversary yesterday.

This is how the box looks from outside - 

The box opens up from front and shows 5 cute little bottles. I bought a box of glass-beads packaged in them, those beads were used way back but these empty bottles remained which are now put to good use!

Some views from inside -

Each bottle has a message on the bottom and some visual details inside. There's chunky glitter on top as well..  Messages i wrote are - 'You hold the key to my heart', 'You are my sunshine', 'You are my lucky star', 'You are my moonlight', 'You are my money bank'.

Details of the charms inside bottles -  

Details of work done on the outside - 

I am entering this in the following challenges -
"Splash of colors" at lulupu 
"Expressions of love" at crafters corner
"How Charming!" at LESSology
"Patterned paper" at itsybitsy

And here's a little reminder about the Birthday candy for my daughter, which is running on my blog. Click here for details. 


  1. Beautiful box & more importantly fabulous idea of using those miniature glass bottles & so well explained Dolly!..This is truly a very thoughtful and beautiful gift one can ever give...I really really loved your idea & execution too! :)

    Thank you so much or playing along "Crafter''s Corner" # 5 & Best of luck! :)

  2. Oh wow. What a spectacular gift to celebrate a milestone! Love the little bottles....they are adorable! :)

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  3. WOW!!!! Sweet design and details, thanks for sharing it with us at LESSology!

  4. OMG!!! what a lucky husband! you have made a really awesome box and the idea of using the little jars and those extra special sentiments is just so darn smart! Loved it to bits really!

    Thanks for playing along Lulupu Challenge#9. All the best!

  5. I am awestruck and with a purple jaw.Purple jaw because your creation is jaw dropping and I hurt my jaw in the apart truly a wonderful and clever and innovative creation.I loved the bottle with messages and those cute charms.Awesome .Thanks for linking it up at Lulupu's current challenge and all the best.

  6. Awee this is such a cute gift to give and how very well thought. It's been a while I made something for my husband and I am all inspired now :)

    Thanks for playing along Lulupu Challenge#9. All the best!

  7. WOW this is an amazing romantic and so "made with love".Fantastic Dolly!

  8. This is so original and adorable. The little bottles are awesome and the little messages are wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Pattern Paper Challenge. All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

  9. this is so so so so adorable and awesome loved it totally .bottles are super cute .

    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu challenge #9 splash of colors

  10. so so pretty! I loved this idea. Those cute birds are so innovative. Your hubby is surely lucky.

    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu Challenge #9 - Splash of Colors

    Indira Tanwar
    DT - Lulupu Blog

  11. this looks awesome the way u have done the whole ....thanks for palying with us at crafters corner challenge # 5 ---expression of love....all the very best.

  12. Happy 5 years. This is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at LESSology with your wonderful creations.

  13. OMYGOSH!! This is JUST GORGEOUS!!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!

  14. awwww. its so cute :)