Thanksgiving Wine Charm Tutorial

More about the secret project later when I'm able to unveil properly. In the meantime, it's time to think about Thanksgiving. As the days get closer, you can join my preparations as I post my calendar and recipes.

Now is the time for the extra touches since we aren't in a time crunch yet. I've decided to kill two birds with one stone this year and make personalized wine tags that can double as place cards.

For supplies, you will need a leaf template
Shrinky dink plastic
Hole punch
Colored pencils
Toaster oven
Hoop earring blanks (found in any craft store)

Print out your template and place the shrinky dink plastic over top, shiny side up. Trace the shape with your Sharpie, then print the guests name in the center.

Using the hole punch, punch a hole for the hoop to slide through later.

Cut out the shape then color the rough side with colored pencils, acrylic paint also works for a more intense color (water it down a bit)

Place onto a piece of parchment and pop into a 300 degree oven for about 1 minute as it shrinks then let cool. You can press it flat with the bottom of a drinking glass if you'd like, but I like the edges curling a bit for this leaf shape.

Thread the hoop earring into the hold and place onto the stem of your wine glasses before you set the table. Cheers!

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  1. Another great idea! You're the shrinky dink queen!

  2. This has become my favorite blog! Every time I think you've come up with the coolest craft (personalized coasters), I find another tutorial that rocks my world. Wine charms? Hello! You had me at shrinky dinks. Can't wait to share this with my kids (3 boys who will LOVE watching things "melt" in the oven!)


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