Friday, November 27, 2009

Shrinky Dink Wing Glass Charms

I originally posted these Wine Glass Charms - December 26th 2007. Just like then, they are a fun, inexpensive and easy way to help keep beverages from getting mixed up at parties and functions!

Wine Glass Charm 2

Here is a fun and timely little project that will satisfy your inky craving while avoiding the guilty feelings of "Oh, I should really be doing...". Why you might ask? Well, they are not only inky fun but they are practical and useful as well.

Shrink Plastic Wine Glass Charms!

They can be given as hostess gifts or used at your own parties and come in perfect time for all of your New Year's parties you may be hitting in a few days.

These little gems are fairly quick to make, use a few supplies which you may already have on hand and can be personalized by using any stamps you have in your arsenal!

Supplies Needed:

Rubber Stamps (Image in the example is from B-Line Designs)

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks

Ranger Adirondack Metal Mixatives

Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)

Ranger Posh Accent Pen

Shrink Material

Sizzix Large Dog Tag Die

Hoop Earring or Wine Glass Charm Findings

Jump Rings

Beads

Instructions:

1. Begin by cutting several tags from the shrink material using the Sizzix large size Dog Tag die. I used 8 for this set but you can make as many as needed.

2. Stamp desired image (images) onto the tags using Archival Ink. You may use the same image on each of the tags as I did or mix it up.

3. *Shrink the tags according to mfg. recommendations.

4. Place the tags on the Non-Stick Craft sheet. You will flip your tags over so that side that has not been stamp is facing up. This is the side that you will add apply the alcohol inks on.

5. Apply Alcohol Inks in desired color combinations on each tag. For this example I used Cranberry, Butterscotch, Terra Cotta, Pesto, Denim & Wild Plum. You may also apply a Metal Mixative as well. I used the Silver Metal Mixative with each color.

6. Once all of the tags have been colored with the Alcohol Ink, use the Posh Accent Pen to highlight the edges and tag hole. Set aside to dry.

7. Add beads to the wire findings.

8. Using a jump ring, attach the shrink material charms to the beaded findings.

You're done!
It's time to give them a test run ;)

4 comments:

  1. Roni -

    This is great! I have everything and I love the idea. I have a friend who loves wine and often has parties, so I'll be making a set for her. Thanks for the great idea.

    Elaine Allen

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  2. I just love the idea of drawing around the edge with the paint marker! It looks like gold!!

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  3. I have the perfect person to make these for!

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  4. happy birthday!!! I am going to make some of these for a christmas gift

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