Wine glass charms or drink markers, as they’re sometimes known, have become rather popular over the last couple of years. They”re fun, simple little trinkets that go around the stem of a wine glass to identify it at a party or gathering.
As a wedding favor, they”re cheap and super-simple to make. They can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like.
self-closing earring hoops/wine charm rings, 3/4″ – 1″ in diameter.
beads, pearls, charms
1. Add your accent beads and crystals halfway around the wire.
2. Turn the straight end of the hoop (not the side with the hole in it) up at a right angle using a needle nose pliers which will make a hook. This hook will lock into the loop at the other end of the hoop to stay closed.
Hoops sterling silver 10 for $4.40 at Auntie”s beads.
4mm crystal beads 100 clear for $5.25 at the BeadRoom.
Our tin can luminarias are inexpensive and easy to make! Great for casual weddings as table decor or for illuminating walkways.
Supplies Needed :
• Empty tin can
• Old towel
• Assorted nails
• Votive candle
• 18-gauge wire or other sturdy wire
• Wire cutters
1. Remove labels from tin cans and wash thoroughly. If you have sharp
edges on the inside of can from your can opener, use a pair of pliers to
flatten the edges.
2. On the outside of the clean, empty can, draw a pattern for the lantern
holes. Or tape a pre-made paper template to the outside of the can.
3. Fill the can with water and freeze it for two days. (The ice keeps the sides
from collapsing when you hammer them.) When the water in the can is
frozen solid, place the can on its side on top of a towel and use the nails
to hammer in holes of various sizes according to your design. The holes
you create will become the pattern of your luminaria.
4. Be sure to make two holes near the top, on opposite sides, for stringing a
5. Let ice melt. Empty can. Sting handle, paint or embellish (optional) your
can, and add your candle.