Arranging a perfect table is not just a matter of selecting the proper glasses or plates. Sometimes, the tiniest accessories can finish the landscape of the dining room. When it comes to your wine glasses, particular if you have a number of guests at your home for a special but not entirely formal event, the tiniest splash of color can add to the atmosphere. A wedding shower, a baby shower—with non-alcoholic beverages served in the wine glasses, of course—or a birthday party: any of these can be a setting for displaying wine glass charms.
What, Precisely, Are They?
A wine glass charm is what it sounds like: a tiny charm for a wine glass, not unlike a charm bracelet. Often, they are beads on a thin piece of wire that wraps around the stem of the glass. To create a charm which fits, the wire needs to be bent to just go around the stem. Thin craft wire is easily manipulated with a small pair of pliers. While it is not a job to be undertaken an hour before your party begins, creating enough charms for each of your guests is not a lengthy process.
How to Add That Splash to Your Glasses
The items needed to produce wine charms are few. Since such a small number are needed, it is well worth it to invest in good products: quality beads and wire which will not break easily.
- thin craft wire
- wire cutters
- needle-nose pliers
- a wine glass
- Cut a short piece of wire. Bend it around the stem of the wine glass to measure it, then remove the wire and cut off the excess. Leave enough for the ends to overlap by about half an inch.
- Thread the beads onto the wire, being careful of your fingers.
- With the pliers, bend each end into a semi-circle to form to hooks. Test the size by clasping the charm around the wine stem. If it is difficult to fit, adjust the hooks with the pliers.
Innumerable variations are possible when you take the time to create your own glass charms. Rather than being subject to the current fashion, you can choose the style, color, and size of the beads. Perhaps you want to match the rest of your dining room or off-set a certain feature on your table. Maybe you want to draw attention to the napkin rings by creating charms which are completely unlike them, to contrast them. Whatever the reason, your personal touch will be appreciated by your guests and add a special touch to your event.