I like to try and make Christmas gifts every year, usually in addition to a store bought item, for my family. This past year we got bottles of wine to give as gifts from a local winery, so I wanted to do a wine themed DIY project in addition. I decided to do wine charms, and while I created some nice sets for my family members I also made a Disney wine charm set for myself! It’s a pretty easy project, but here’s what I did:
Hooks (like these:World Pride® 100 Silver Plated Wine Glass Charm Rings Earring Hoops)
Charms (I ordered in bulk from Amazon, but if you’re looking for a specific theme you may be better going to a craft store and picking out specific charms. You can get cheap bulk sets like this one: Charms Pendants Mega Mix DIY for Jewelry Making and Crafting).
Once you have all of your materials together, actually assembling the charms was a fairly easy process. If you have small beads you just need to make sure the opening is long enough to actually fit on the hooks. For the looks of mine I did two colored beads, the charm, and then two more colored beads. I tried to match the colored charms to the bead – so for my Ariel charm, I used green and purple beads. And that’s really it! You hook the ends together around a wine glass and you’ve got a wine charm! I did sets of 8 for my family, but you can really do as many as you want.
To make them “Disney,” I created a Princess set with charms to represent each one. My set included: a carriage for Cinderella, mermaid for Ariel, frog for Tiana, snowflake for Elsa, and then two general princess charms,a crown and a tag that said princess. But there are lots of other things you could do! A clock or shoe for Cinderella, a rose, tea cup, or book for Belle, a seashell for Ariel, etc. You can get creative with whatever characters you like! Perhaps a playing card for Alice, or a lamp for Aladdin. Or you could do a theme park set: a rocket ship to represent Tomorrowland, pirate ship for Pirates of the Caribbean, a bird for the Enchanted Tiki Room, etc. There are tons of possibilities based on what charms you find!
Would you want your own set of Disney wine charms?