Wine glass charms are always a fun way to personalize or add a little flair to the glass stem. I’ve been gathering up items and making a few crafts for this year’s Valentine’s Date Night at Home. I have to tell you that I had an idea in mind, but as I put the wine charms together, the look wasn’t what I was hoping for. I saw that they didn’t turn out the way I had envisioned. Sometimes that happens with crafting and I had to back up, start over, and rethink the project. That was the case with these five minute wine glass charms.
I wanted to give the wine charms a look of pink and gold. I spent way too much time in Michael’s looking for what I thought would be just the right pieces. I loved the heart charms I found and I thought I would love how the pink tassels would look. See the big black X on them. That’s because once I added the tassel, I didn’t like the look at all.
I debated on whether to show you all the charms with the tassels. But, decided that now and then it’s okay to show a little fail! I don’t know if you’ll see the same thing I see, but to me it looks like a pink dress with large boobs! Not the look I was going for! So I took it apart and started over.
I used earring hoops that I found in the jewelry section of Michaels. I wanted gold ones, but they didn’t have any except for silver ones. Since they come in a package, I’ll be using these to make more for other occasions.
I already had beads in my craft stash, so I didn’t think I would need more. But, when I tried to add them to the hoops, I found that the holes in them weren’t large enough. To solve that, I used the point of some jewelry pliers by inserting it into the hole and rotating it. It only took a few rotations to enlarge the hole.
I added a bead, the heart charm, and another bead to the hoop. If I had purchased the right size beads, this would have been a three minute craft! The hoops open and close easily to slip the charms onto the stems of the glasses. They look much better without the tassel.
While browsing around Michael’s looking for charm supplies, I spotted these wooden heart “love” hanging signs. They were marked down and I loved the look. As often happens, I wasn’t sure how I would use them, but I knew I’d come up with something.
I guess it was because I was making wine glass charms that I thought about using these hearts for coasters. I cut the twine from them, but I didn’t like having a hole showing. To cover the hole, I added a pink foam heart sticker. To protect the wood from moisture, I gave both of them a quick coat of matte polycrylic.
These will be pretty additions to our Valentine’s tablescape this year.
This was definitely one of the easiest items I’ve made! Even with taking the time to widen the holes in the beads, it took about five minutes to make these.
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Five Minute Wine Glass Charms for Valentine’s Day
We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties!