Christmas, Craft Projects, DIY GIFT GUIDE, Holiday, Quick and Easy Crafts, Wine Crafts

DIY GIFT GUIDE: Wine Cork Wine Charms

Wine Charms

Need quick and easy gifts to give this holiday season? Over the next few days I’ll be sharing some super simple, super affordable gift ideas — all made with things you probably already have around the house.

Today’s gift idea: Wine Cork Wine Charms

Brilliant, right? Who wouldn’t want to make a wine accessory out of something that comes in wine?!

Supplies:

  • Wine corks
  • Permanent Marker or Stamps
  • Drill
  • Hoop Earring findings
  • Jump Rings
  • Cutting tool

Steps:

  1. Using a knife, scissors, or any other cutting tool, CAREFULLY cut your cork into half-inch thick pieces. I recommend creating sets of 4 or 6, so cut enough to make as many sets as you’d like to gift.
  2. Using a permanent marker or a stamp, draw or stamp your design onto each cork sliver. It is important to note that each design should be easy to remember and different from one another. For example, I drew numbers (well, my neighbor did) on my corks. If I had stamped different scrolly patterns on each, you’d never remember whose wine was whose.
  3. Drill a hole through the top of each sliver. Test out your drill bit size on a scrap piece of cork.
  4. Put your jump ring through the hole and tighten.
  5. Attach your hoop earring finding  by looping it through the jump ring and bending the straight end into a sharp angle. This will prevent the circle on one end of the finding from sliding off of the other end and will allow it to stay on the wine glass.
  6. Fill up your wine glass, add your charms and end enjoy!

Charms

Like the idea of wine charms but don’t have a ton of extra corks around the house? Try making these other holiday themed charms.

Christmas Light Wine Charms

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Christmas Cookie Cutter Wine Charms

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Color Coded Wine Charms

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Craft Projects, Quick and Easy Crafts

Wine charms

As a second project for this past weekend’s craft night, my girlfriends and I made a few sets of wine charms. These charms are super quick and easy to make, and they make great gifts (**hint hint** Mother’s Day is this weekend!).

Supplies:

  • Hoop earring wires (can be found at any craft store)
  • Beads
  • Charms

Note: You either need different-colored accent beads or different charms. For my two sets of wine charms, I used the same charms and different colors. So my guests will have to remember the color of their charm. If you have different charms, your guests will have to remember the charm they chose instead of a color.

Here’s what the hoop looks like before.

Add your beads onto the hoop wire.

Next, add a jump ring onto your charm, then place it where you’d like it to sit on the wine charm.

The last step is the take pliers and bend the open end of the wire into a 90 degree angle. This will allow the charm to close by placing the angled end into the closed eye hole. It will also keep the beads from falling off the charms.

We had a really great time making these during craft night. I made two sets: A Pi Beta Phi set for my big sister Allie (Surprise! I’ll mail them to you soon.) and a set of turtle charms for my coworker Alissa. Alissa and I are both HUGE turtle fans because we are Terps! We ❤ Testudo!

 

Amy and Carrie made two sets each. They had a fantastic time sifting through my five bead boxes and then through my beads-to-get-rid-of bag.  Check out our cute wine charm sets!

Amy made the yellow flower set (top left) and the white bead set (bottom right). Carrie made the heart set (bottom center) and the very blue set (top right).

You can use your wine charms to decorate the wine bottles that you have open for your guests! Or, you can simply use them as wine charms (duh!).

Does your mom like wine? Make her these simple charms for Mother’s Day! Personalize them with charms and colors she would love. If your mom is anything like mine, she will LOVE them.