This is a quick and easy little tutorial for making DIY wine charms with tassels. Actually – my 5 year old daughter helped me make them! That's seriously how easy this is. I've seen so many of these adorable little wine charms everywhere that I just had to try this for myself. I never used to use wine charms but they have come in really handy lately. Sean and I like to have a glass of wine after dinner and we are always mixing up our glasses. Not that it matters so much when you're married (LOL), but this has taken that little mystery out of our lives. These are fun because you can choose the colors. I used simple embroidery thread. Actually, my daughter Hannah was the one who chose the color combinations. She did a great job!
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You can easily make these wine charms for certain holidays. Here's what I'm thinking. Green and red for Christmas. Pink and Red for Valentines day. Bright colors for Cinco de Mayo or a summer fiesta. Blue and Pink for a baby shower. So fun! I think you will also notice these are not “perfect” wine charms. I actually used regular wire and shaped my own rings because I already had it and didn't want to buy more (especially this season). But they sell wine charm rings already shaped that you can just add your tassel to. I will definitely go that route the next time. These were so cute and fun for my daughter and I to make together.
So, let's begin!
- Set of Wine Charms (SILVER) or (GOLD)
- Or you can buy the wire and shape the hoops yourself. I used this 18-guage wire.
- Embroidery thread in colors of your choice
How to Make DIY Wine Charms with Tassels
- First step is to take two different colors of thread (one for the actual tassel and one for the accent color).
- Wrap the tassel thread around your fingers about 25-30 times. I didn't want big tassels so I used a three finger width. I wanted to them bushy so I wrapped them about 30 times which may seem like a lot.
- Remove the loop of tassels you just wound from your hand (but don't unravel!)
- Take your wire or wine charm and loop it through the top.
- *(If you bought the plain wire, you want to shape it into a circle. I used pliers for this but it was pretty easy to bend. Then I shaped the closures by bending back the two end pieces).
- Take your accent color thread and wind it close to the top of the tassel near the hoop and knot it closed.
- Cut the bottom of the loops of the tassel.
- Cut the tassel at the bottom as short as you want and try to make them as even across as your can. USE SHARP SCISSORS. My scissors didn't cut it. Literally. I had to recut several times. (Note to self : Buy sharper scissors.)
Did I mention these make adorable little gifts as well? If you have an old jewelry box you can put them in here and wrap them up. What a fun hostess gift. Or how about as favors for a bridal shower?
Well, like I said, it's a pretty sweet and short tutorial. I hope you guys enjoyed! Have a great day guys!