We don’t have guests over a lot, but when we do, we drink. Sometimes glasses get mixed up, laughs exchanged and life goes on.
But I have to confess: I have cootie issues. They’re not as bad as they used to be, but I really have a problem knowing someone drank out of my glass. I don’t want to offend anyone by pouring my drink out (or wasting wine for that matter), so I figured it would make a whole lotta sense to make wine glass charms.
Once upon a time I had a serious collection of beads. With my diminishing desire to make necklaces, said bead collection was weened and is now practically non-existent. Ironically though I had TONS of wine corks. Like… we would put the local wine shop to shame.
I figured making charms out of the wine corks just made too much sense. With a little bit of wire, Mod Podge, paint and super glue, I have a whole new set of 12. If you have 12 different corks, you can skip the painting step and go right to gluing and attaching. I think the paint adds a little pizzazz though.
Wine Glass Charms
- Wine corks
- Acrylic paint
- Mod Podge
- 22-gauge wire
- Super glue
Mix the Mod Podge with acrylic paint to create different colors for each cork. Paint the cork with a thin layer of the Mod Podge/paint mixture. Allow to completely dry.
While the corks dry, create 12 simple wire loops with the wire. With the same spool of wire, create a spiral by wrapping about a 6″ piece around an extra cork or other round object you can slip the spiral off of easily. Make a simple wire loop on one end of the spiral.
Once the corks are dry, take one of the simple wire loops, dab it with a little super glue and insert it into the top of the wine cork. Allow the glue to dry.
When the glue is dry, attach the spiral to the wine cork using pliers (for instructions on how to properly attach the spiral, watch this video). Attach the charm to a wine glass and adjust the loops as necessary with the pliers to hang freely.