Thursday, November 18, 2010

Inkling: wine charms

Wine charms are a great way to cut down on the amount of glasses you use when hosting a gathering. At one time or another, everyone sets down their glass, forgets about it and gets a new glass. The glasses pile up which means more dishes for the hostess. You can buy wine charms almost anywhere or you can make your own.

Wine or water glass charms can be personalized with your guest’s name or you can use symbols or pictures on the charms. The trick is for your guests to remember which charm is theirs. 

For my wine charms, I decided to go with a deck of cards. I found clipart and printed out the face cards and aces. (There wasn’t a joker in the clip art – darn!) You can find the deck of cards clipart here. Be creative, you can use celebrity images, sports teams or fun names.

I used a small circle punch and added another gold circle for decoration. I twisted the wire around a pencil and then twisted the charm around the wine glass stem.

Then, let your guests decide if they’re the Queen of Hearts, King of Clubs or Ace of Diamonds.


  1. Cute idea!! Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!

    Jennifer @ Life with the Lebedas

  2. What gauge of wire did you use? I was just looking for a tutorial on wine charms for a party I'm throwing in December. Thanks for the great idea and help with the gauge!

  3. Fabulous idea! I love love love the playing card detail!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  4. I would pick the Queen of Hearts! Love these- thanks so much for linking up to Holiday Hookup! Hope you'll be back next week and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!


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