Never lose that glass at a party again! Make these DIY wine charms using Podgeable shapes, a free printable, and decoupage medium.
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 my group of friends are all ex-pat New Yorkers, I thought I’d go with some fun NYC subway art graphics for this project. 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
- Acrylic shapes
- Matte Mod Podge
- Hard Coat Mod Podge
- Printed Subway Art graphics (download here)
- 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.
I applied the paper to the shape and used my fingers to squeeze out any air bubbles. The paper slipped around a bit but it’s easy to move it back into place before setting it aside to dry.
They will look a bit spotty or hazy until they dry thoroughly.
Use picture wire to attach the wine charms to your glasses. Or if you are so inclined, a trip to the jewelry section of a craft store would yield a more elegant solution.
These wine charms should help me with my problem (if I’m invited over again).
As I mentioned, I’ve made a couple of downloadable sheets that you could use if you wanted to do this project.
In case the New York subway isn’t your thing, here are some blank ones below. Fill in your own text if you like (the font I used is called “Sugo” and it’s available for free at www.dafont.com).
Let the party begin!
NOTE: You might find acrylic shapes without holes. You can, 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 painter’s tape where you want the hole to go, and drill through that. This prevents cracking. Also make sure you hold the shape down with your hand or a clamp. If you don’t it will just spin around at the end of the drill.