These Homemade Wine Charms are so simple to make and would make a perfect gift! With just a few easy to find supplies you can make these for all your friends! Plus, you never have to deal with your friends swiping your glass while you are in the bathroom ????
It has been WAY too long since I have shared a craft with you! But happily, I have one for you today that I know you are going to love!
Homemade Wine Charms! One of the things that I love most about this project is that they are personalized! I put some (just some) of the names of friends I love splitting a bottle with on them. I thought they would make a perfect gift! Can’t you just imagine a book club with some of these? And obviously, by book club, I mean some of your favorite friends getting together pretending they read a book but actually just drinking wine together.
These are so fun to make! They start with Shrinky Dinks paper! Did you guys know that you can just buy whole sheets of it?? I know! It’s so fun to play with. And if you don’t feel like tracing yours (my method shown here) you can even buy Printable Shrinky Dinks paper and just print out what you want them to look like!
WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE WINE CHARMS?
- Shrink Dinks paper
- hole punch
- Sharpie markers
- wine charm rings
- baking sheet and aluminum foil
HOW TO MAKE DIY WINE CHARMS
- Start out by making a template with friends names on it. You could easily make one on PicMonkey.com. Then print it out. If you don’t feel like doing names, it would be fun to do words like, “Hope” “Love” “Faith.” Or less normal words if your friends are weirdos like mine.
- Trace the circles with pencil.
- Trace the names (or words) with Sharpie markers. No need to be perfect, you can’t see the imperfections once shrunken.
- Cut them out. Actually be a perfectionist. You really notice the not perfect circles once shrunken.
- Punch a hole in them.
- Shrink them according to package instructions.
- Add them to the wine charm ring and add a bead!
Trace the Circles with Pencil
You don’t really need to be perfect here. And it does help to tape the Shrinky Dinks paper to the template so nothing shifts.
Additionally, as I mentioned above, if you want to skip the printing out a template and tracing, you could just get some printable Shrinky Dinks paper and print out what you want them to look like!
Trace the Names with Sharpie Markers
As I mentioned above, you don’t have to be a perfectionist here. As you can see in the photo above, the names look pretty good, but they are definitely not perfect. As it gets shrunken down, they look a lot more perfect.
Alternatives to Name Charms
Additionally, you could do names but it would also be fun to do other things! You could do:
- city names
- authors & book titles
- funny words
- nick names
- types of wine
Cut Out the Circles and Punch a Hole in Them
As mentioned above, you want to cut the circles out as perfectly as you can. As they shrink, the uneven circles really show up.
Definitely don’t forget to punch that hole in them!
Now they are ready to go in the oven! Just pop them in and keep an eye on them. If they start to flip in on themselves you want to pull them out and pull them apart. Otherwise they will stay stuck to themselves after cooking.
TIPS TO MAKING SURE THESE HOMEMADE WINE CHARMS WORK
All of these tips are mentioned above within the post, but if you are like me and super eager to start a craft, a list of bullet points might be helpful.
- If you don’t feel like tracing, print out what you want your wine charms to look like with this printer paper.
- Don’t worry if your tracing isn’t perfect.
- Do worry if your circles aren’t perfect. (See photo above.)
- While cooking, if your wine charms start to flip in on themselves you want to pull them out and pull them apart. Otherwise they will stay stuck to themselves after cooking.
averie @ averie cooks says
Those 6 names on those circles…my guess is that I would plan on at least 1 bottle of wine per person for those six :)
The charms are adorable!
What size hole punch is used? Do you make the hole prior to shrinking?
Lisa Longley says
I just used a standard hole punch that you would get in the school supply section. And yes! Definitely punch the hole before shrinking.
Cindy DeSimone says
These look so adorable!! Love the idea for gifts. What else can you make as gifts with this shrinky dink paper???
Lisa Longley says
I don’t know, I’ll have to come up with more ideas! Keychains?
Missing a Jennifer!
Lisa Longley says
HAHAHAHA! I totally am
These would go great with the Christmas gifts we give! We’ve been designing custom wine bottle labels each year and giving those away as presents. It’s become a tradition!