Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall Wine Glass Charms and Some Fun Fall Decor


 I absolutely love the Fall! I love everything about it; the changing leaves, the weather, the smells, the food and the food gatherings.  My family doesn't come together often but when Fall rolls around we start anticipating our big Thanksgiving feast.  This is time of year is all about family to me.  My family is so much fun too and we all love to cook.  Typically, Thanksgiving takes place in my house with my sister, her fiancee, and my grown nieces coming to visit.  We all love to cook so we gather in the kitchen and start cooking pretty early, first snacks and then dinner. The wine always starts flowing as we hang out and laugh and cook and without fail we all lose track of our glasses.  I thought these Fall Wine Glass Charms would be so much fun for this occasion.  As well as the many other get-togethers we have with friends and neighbors this time of year.
I received this great "box of stuff" from Martha Stewart Crafts.


 Look at all these fun goodies!  Paints for all different mediums, brushes and stencils oh my!
  
I wasn't sure what I was going to make at first but I sat down to craft with the kids one day and we were making Shrinky Dinks and this project came to me. 
Here is what you need to make these fun Wine Glass Charms:


Shrinky Dinks shrinkable plastic
Glass Paint in your color choice
Bendable Wire
An awl (or anything pointy to make a hole in the plastic.)
Here is what you do:


Place stencil on film (it will stick) and using a small amount of paint and your squeegee cover the stencil.


I was able to fit 5 on one page of plastic.  Allow this to dry and then cut out the leaves.


Once they are cut you can use an awl or any pointy object to poke a hole in the charms.


Thread the wire through the hole and place on a baking sheet (paint side facing up).  Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 3 minutes. Be sure to check on them often.  They will curl up, shrink and then lay flat.  Once they are flat they will be done.  When they are done the charms have a nice texture created by the paint.  A few of my friends have commented that the texture of the leaf was their favorite part. Do not leave them in too long or the paint may burn.


Use wire bending tools (needle nose pliers work best unless you misplaced your hubby's and can't find them anywhere in the house - ugh!)  to bend the wire into loops.  I made a few different loops on mine and they all stay on the glass and are easy to use.  I also wrapped one end of the wire around the stem of the leaf.


I love how these came out!!  What do you think?

Would you like to see what else I made with my supplies?

Gilded Pumpkins:


I used these supplies:


Martha Stewart Copper Gilding Paint
Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint in Vanilla Bean

I simply painted the pumpkins with the copper paint (I love this product) and then painted the stem in the vanilla bean and transformed these ugly orange pumpkins into these copper beauties.


How fun is my Halloween Wine Glass?

"I'm here for the Boo's" wine glass


For this project I used these supplies:


Martha Stewart Glass Paint in Mace and Obsidian
Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils

Just paint and stencil with the glass paint and let your project air cure for 21 days.  
These adhesive stencils are awesome - they stick to the surface you are stenciling and then once you remove them you need to wash them right away and they will restick no problem.

I also made these - I'll post this tutorial soon.
Etched wine bottles




If you are looking for more great ideas try here:

 I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.


7 comments:

  1. I love the wine charms - how fabulous they turned out!

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  2. These are all so cute! I love your pumpkins best of all =)

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  3. Your wine glass charms turned out gorgeous! So beautifully created. Love them. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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  4. love the shrinky dink wine charms, great idea!

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  5. These are so great, I love them! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  6. The design of those personalized wine glasses and wine glass charms are perfect for fall season and it is also a good idea to write quotes or names on that stand of those wine glasses but aside from using pen, I also suggest to use a colored chalk or paint.

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