Never lose that glass at a party again! Make these DIY wine charms using Podgeable shapes, a free printable, and decoupage medium.
Hi! It’s Man Podger David from Cheltenham Road and I have a confession (and a tutorial).
I’m one of those people at parties who loses track of my wine glass. I set it down to talk and then . . . .who knows what happens. . . .
So, as a gift for some friends of mine (and so they’ll keep inviting me over despite my absent-mindedness) I wanted to make some DIY wine charms. I discovered that Mod Podge makes something called Podgeable Shapes and bingo: a plan was born.
Since we are all ex-pat New Yorkers so I thought I’d go with some fun NYC subway art graphics. I created the designs – sized to fit the Podgeables and included them here for a free download.
For this project I used:
DIY Wine Charms
- Mod Podge Podgeable Shapes
- Matte Mod Podge
- Hard Coat Mod Podge
- Printed retro Subway Art graphics (download below).
- Foam brush
- Sharp craft knife
Super easy is really the only way to describe this. I printed out the designs with a laser printer and cut them out with scissors.
Next, I spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back of the Podgeable shape and a another thin layer on the front of the graphic.
They will look a bit spotty or hazy until they dry thoroughly.
I just used some picture wire to attach them to my glasses but if you’re so inclined a quick trip to the jewelry section of craft store would yield an even more elegant solution.
And finally, in case the NY subway isn’t your thing here are some blank ones so you could fill in your own text if you’d like (the font I used is called “Sugo” and it’s available for free at www.dafont.com)
Let the party begin!
NOTE: The Podgeable Shapes package comes with 18 shapes but only six have the extra little hole at the top like I used here.
You can either save the others for some other project or, using an electric drill and a small bit drill down through them to create a hole for attaching the wire. I tried it and it worked just fine.
My advice is to put a little piece of painters tape where you want the hole to go, and drill through that. This prevents cracking. Also make sure you hold the shape down or it will just spin around the drill.