Wandering around Michael’s I found packages of these earring hoops and realized they look just like the ones used for charms I once had for my wine glasses. You know, the ones that everyone gave as housewarming gifts years ago with little beads on them. I was never a fan of the look but I used them because admittedly, wine glasses are hard to keep track of when you’ve been drinking 😉 Problem solved – I could make ones that would be more our style.
Paper would be the easiest option since I have TONS. I laid out my supplies of some patterned paper, punch, Mod Podge and the charms. I punched out two pieces of each patterned paper so there would be two “good sides” for each charm. I picked a varied selection of paper and colors so each one would be different and easily identifiable.
I glued together the matching sides with just a regular craft glue pen that I had on hand trying to make them as even as possible. I used a light coating of the Mod Podge to harden and seal the paper. Be careful not to Mod Podge your paper to your table! Let it dry completely on one side before doing the other side. You can use tweezers or a toothpick to hold the paper down so you don’t end up with Mod Podge all over your fingers like I did. I used the Hard Coat Mod Podge because I had it on my desk but there are various types available and they are great for a variety of uses.
Once they completed dried I punched a small hole in each using a craft punch. You might actually want to punch the holes before using the Mod Podge but I was impatient and didn’t think of that before. I was going to leave them like that but I remembered my stash of paper grommets. I bought a bunch for when I make cards but I rarely use the plain steel colored ones anymore. The grommets were the perfect embellishment for these and also serve to reinforce the hole.
And there you have it, simple to make, paper wine charms.
I have a ridiculous amount of patterned paper since I make cards so I’m going to make some for Halloween and Christmas since we always have company over during those times. These would also be perfect to customize for baby showers or bridal showers with colors that match the theme of the party.
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