Add some vintage flare to your holiday wine with these festive DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament Wine Charms! A fun project for the holidays!
When I was a kid, we did the whole Christmas production. Every year we would go to the Christmas tree farm and cut down our own tree, then my dad would head up to the attic to haul out all of the Christmas supplies (at least 7 boxes worth) and we would spend the rest of the day and into the evening decorating the tree and house with whatever we could find in the boxes. Every year, my favorite things to hang were my mom’s vintage christmas ornaments and the blown glass bauble ornaments she bought us the year each of us were born. We don’t have those days anymore since we’re all so spread out (my parents live in Mississippi and I live out in California) but I am so thankful that my mom saves those ornaments for me to put up when I come home to visit.
MAKE IT: Beauty and the Beast Wine Charms
These wine charms are a bit of an homage to those vintage christmas ornaments and a way for me to track whose glass is whose during those Rosé all day holiday parties. They’re not super fancy, but if you’re an artist you can make some pretty amazing things. Give it a go! I can’t wait to see your designs!
DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament Wine Charms
Time: 30 minutes or less
Cost: $15 – If you have things on hand, they’re a lot cheaper
Festive level: Maybe a 6?
Print out the template and trace it onto the rough side of your shrink plastic with permanent marker.
Get creative! Color and design your vintage christmas ornaments! I went with a “mod” feel with simple color blocks, but you can trace, design and color in whatever you like! Also! You can use other things to color in like permanent marker, acrylic paint or washable marker even, but I like the bright colors the colored pencils give me.
Punch! Use the hole punch to punch holes in the top part of your designs. You can also cut or punch a hole however you like. Just make sure to do it BEFORE you shrink your plastic, otherwise the project won’t work.
Shrink! Bake your wine charms according to the instructions on your package of shrink plastic. You can also use a heat gun if you’re feeling adventurous or don’t feel like moving into the kitchen (GUILTY!)
Attach! Thread a jump ring into the hole of each shrunken wine charm. Use needle nose pliers to close them if you need a bit of help, but you should be okay without them.
Finish! Finish the project by threading seed beads onto the earing findings. Thread half your chosen pattern then add the bauble and finish the pattern.
Pair with your favorite wine and Christmas playlist!