Wine glass markers or charms are the ideal way to put a stamp of individual style on any party or gathering. In fact these fun additions to the celebration are suitable for both corporate or private use.
You can of course buy wine glass markers from a variety of lifestyle stores and party suppliers – however the alternative of making your own allows you to explore your creative side and make your guests feel extra special. The best news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to produce funky and stylish wine glass markers and charms.
The key to many of the wine glass markers or charms that you can make is the hoops that attach the charm to the wine glass. These hoops can be purchased at most hobby shops and are not only great value for money but will also allow you to attach and reattach the charms to wine glasses over and over again so you can reuse the charms at dinner parties for months and months. They’re also reusable so you can explore more creative ideas whenever the mood takes you.
How about putting an old Scrabble set to a new use. If that Scrabble board and pieces has been lying at the bottom of the cupboard for years because a few pieces are missing dust it off and get creative. Using a small diameter drill make a hole at the corner of the piece and using a key ring circle (add some beads if you’d like) you end up with a wine marker. You can even use two on each glass and personalize the glasses with your guests initials.
Here’s possibly the easiest wine glass marker of the lot, all you need is some colored tape and a pair of scissors. Cut out any pennant shape and simply place around the wine glass stem. Press together the two sticky sides and you’re ready for an evening of fun and laughter.
If you’re classy enough to still be buying wine that has real corks, rather than screw caps (and you should be especially when throwing a dinner party) then you’ve got some great material to make fabulous wine markers. You’re going to need some screw eyes (those screws with the loop at the end) and a hobby knife, as well as a couple of markers in various colors. Simply slice the corks so that you end up with disks about one inch in thickness, screw in an eye bolt and attach your hoop. Then you can feel free to add initials or whatever lettering you feel is appropriate to the disks – neat and fun.
If you’re in favor of both simplicity and brightness then stick with the hoop and some bright beads that you can pick up at any hobby store. A few different types and beads, some variety of far as sizes are concerned and all you have to do is thread them on for a simple yet attractive wine charm / marker.
Here’s a wine marker cheat of sorts. Get hold of some blackboard paint and simply dip the base of the wineglasses into the paint. What you have then id a great surface to individualize every one of the glasses, turning it into a unique work of art – all you need are some colored chalks. For a minimalist take on the approach don’t use colored chalk – simply add the initials of each guest to the base.
So making your own wine markers is fun, cost effective and an exercise in creativity – try it out for your next get together.