There is a fine line between giving someone a lovely homemade gift and giving someone something that looks like a disastrous school project. While the former can be thoughtful, it’s important that DIY presents have some level of practicality to them…and they shouldn’t look too homemade, if you know what I mean. Ideally, you want to make something that the recipient would otherwise buy himself or herself. In light of these parameters, I thought today’s DIY gift would be the perfect project to share: homemade wine charms.
I love this idea because you can really tailor it to your recipient’s personality and tastes, and because they are very practical. (If you’re unfamiliar with wine charms, they are basically little drink tags that you affix to the stem of a wine glass so people can keep track of which drink is theirs.) Plus they are very quick and easy to put together, making them excellent last minute gifts. Without further ado, here’s how you can make your own gift set of wine charms…
What You Will Need
- thin, malleable wire
- wire cutters
- needle nose pliers
Quick Tip: The beads are a great opportunity to really personalize your gift. Pick shapes and colors that are reflective of the person’s aesthetic.
- First decide how many charms you want to make. I would recommend a set of six, eight, or ten.
- Cut your wire into 3-inch pieces.
- Shape each wire piece into a semi-circle.
- String beads onto wire piece.
- Using needle nose pliers, bend both ends of the wire piece so you create a little hook. Finally, hook the ends together and you’ve got yourself a wine charm!
One of my favorite ways to present these charms is by stringing them onto a ribbon and tying the ribbon onto a nice bottle of wine or bubbly. Otherwise, you can box them up or simply tie them with ribbon, too.
What do you think? Are you going to give this DIY a try?
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