My favorite parts of the holiday season are the parties. My calendar is already filling up with gatherings – which means friends, family, and lots of delicious food and drinks.
With Christmas on the horizon, I set out to make a set of wine charms for our own holiday party this year.
These are a cute way to distinguish the glasses from one another. (Because no one wants the gift of extra germs this holiday season.)
I created these adorable snowmen with a few simple supplies – including a few Protea wine corks.
I started with a quick coat of white paint on the corks.
Then, I used some jewelry-making supplies to create the ring – eye pins, wire and beads.
The eye pin can be pushed right into the cork. Then, the wire goes through the eye and is adorned with festive beads.
I used a variety of different ribbons to distinguish the snowmen from one another. And I added the eyes and nose with paint markers.
The best part of this project is the flexibility – you can create Santa, monograms or other festive designs on the corks. It’s a great way to reuse the corks for a practical (and cute) purpose.
So get crafting! You can add a little personal touch to your next holiday gathering. (Or make a set to give as a hostess gift with a bottle of wine in our upcycled gift bag.)
Kim is an unapologetic DIYer who lives in an old barn on 17 acres in rural Illinois. She makes (long) lists, drinks (good) wine, renovates (ugly) houses, upcycles (all the) things, and writes about the adventures along the way at newlywoodwards.com.