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Cute little monsters to mark your drink!
We've all had that problem at a party where we put our drink down on a nearby surface, and later can't remember which glass is ours. These wine charms are simple and cheap to make, and will give your party some unique flair.

Posted by TallysTreasury from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada • Published See TallysTreasury's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a glass charm. Paper Wine Charms - Step 1
    Step 1

    Either download, print and cut out the wine charm monsters template provided here, or draw your own.

    If you want to draw your own, it's very easy:

    First, fold a piece of cardstock in half. Then draw or trace a half circle along the folded edge.

  • How to make a glass charm. Paper Wine Charms - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using the half circle to determine the general area, draw half a monster, with its middle on the fold. When you cut it out, you’ll have a symmetrical shape.

    To make any part of it asymmetrical (say if you want a tail on one side), just draw it, cut it out on both sides, and then unfold the paper and cut the second tail or other bit off of one side.

  • How to make a glass charm. Paper Wine Charms - Step 3
    Step 3

    Trace your monster templates onto the backside of some nice, fancy patterned paper.

    (Thicker paper such as cardstock is recommended for maximum sturdiness. You can buy gorgeous patterned cardstock-weight papers at pretty much any craft store. Or try cutting up old greeting cards!)

  • How to make a glass charm. Paper Wine Charms - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out the shapes.

  • How to make a glass charm. Paper Wine Charms - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use a small circle punch to make a hole where you want each monster’s mouth to be.

  • How to make a glass charm. Paper Wine Charms - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut a straight line from the bottom of the monster to the circle.

  • How to make a glass charm. Paper Wine Charms - Step 7
    Step 7

    If you don’t have a circle punch, or if your circle punch can't reach far enough onto the paper, trace a dime or other small round object, then cut a straight line from the bottom of the monster to the circle, and cut out the circle.

  • How to make a glass charm. Paper Wine Charms - Step 8
    Step 8

    Add any details you wish.

    Here’s a handy little technique I use constantly for paper crafts, in order to give shapes a nice border or outline. Take the tip of a marker and place it along the very edge of the paper shape, so that it’s bumping up against the shape, but not sitting on top of it (you’ll need a piece of scrap paper underneath the shape for this). Then pull the marker all along the outside edge of the shape. This gives it a nice, narrow, even and controlled border. I think it provides a pleasing finished look.

  • How to make a glass charm. Paper Wine Charms - Step 9
    Step 9

    Glue on googly eyes, or paper eyes, or draw eyes on with a marker.

  • How to make a glass charm. Paper Wine Charms - Step 10
    Step 10

    Attach to glass stems and invite all your monster-loving, drink-enjoying friends over.

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