Tuesday, June 21, 2011

{Tutorial} DIY Wine Tags

In just a little under a month I have a date with three of my favorite ladies ever. I've known them since I was about 12 years old, and though we've faded in and out of each others lives, when we get together it's like not a day has gone by. I truly hope that each and every one of you has at least one person in their lives like that. Even though most of these girls have their own families now, and curfews that are significantly earlier than the ones we had in high school, they haven't forgotten how to have fun. These girls can party!!

In anticipation of our upcoming ladies weekend, I started brainstorming some party props and one thing led to another and I was cutting these fun little wine tags! Adorned with a few choice adjectives, I thought this would be a fun way to "label" your guests. Fill them out before the party, or let your guests choose which personality trait to highlight for the night. Keep it clean, or...don't! Have a bunch of friends who don't know each other coming together for the first time? How's this for a conversation starter. "Oh, your tag say's "Shy," is that true?" Hosting a party where teams are necessary for a game? Have guests pick a glasses when they arrive with one of 4 chosen words and then have all the people with the same tag's team up. The possibilities are endless with these cute little tags!

How to Make

The Template
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Materials Needed:
Template (see above)
Mod Podge
Un-patterned Cardstock (you can fit up to 12 tag shapes per 8 x 11 sheet)
Patterned Cardstock
eyelets and crop-a-dile
1 jump ring for each tag
1 hoop earring finding for each tag
pliers to close the findings

1) Using the template, cut out as many labeled tags (the ones with words) as you'd like on patterned paper.
2) For as many patterned shapes as you cut out, cut out the same number of blank shapes on the un-patterned cardstock
3) Also on the un-patterned paper, cut out the one small tag shape for each tag. These will the labels.
4) Using Mod Podge, glue one patterned shape ontop of an un-patterned shape (This step gives it stability). Repeat for each tag.
5) On each tag, using the mod podge, glue the label shapes just above the words. Be sure to leave room at the top for the hole.
6) Using your crop-a-dile or a hole punch, punch a hole the size of your eyelets in each tag. Be sure to punch the hole far enough down so that it's stable but not so deep that your jump ring won't close.
7) Fasten an eyelet in each hole.
8) Attach jump ring to each tag through the eyelet
9) Take a hoop earring finding and add a couple beads, thread through the tag, finish adding the beads and using the pliers, bend the fastener so that it latches. Et Viola!

Where to Buy

If you're looking for fun, personalized wine tags and you don't want to make them yourselves, you have to check out Clinks! A seller based out of Seattle, they have both wine and beer charms and they're super cute! 


LimeRiot said...

These are really cute! I think it's fun to personal wine tags with names.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Very hip! They'll add to the fun of the get-together! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Mindie Hilton said...

I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
Hope to see you soon.
come strut your stuff

Love your wine tags.

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

That is so cute! I bet you throw one awesome party. I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!

grandwine said...

Wine Blog information is so Good.

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