You know those little charms that you can hook onto your wineglass so that everyone at a party can tell which glass is theirs? I’ve always thought they sounded like a nice idea, but there are two problems with this: 1) Most of the charms I’ve seen around are a little on the cheesy side (although these are kind of cute); and 2) I usually use tumblers for wine instead of traditional glasses, and wine charms are made to hook around the stem of a glass.
Those aren’t the biggest problem, though; the biggest problem is that owning something like wine charms requires forethought, and forethought is not something that I typically possess. The only times that it has ever occurred to me that I might like to own some wine charms has been when I am mid-party and suddenly discover that I have no idea which glass is mine. Over Thanksgiving weekend, this is exactly what happened, and so do you know what I did?
Broke out my crafting box, of course. A little twine, some jewelry clasps that I have hanging around from a bracelet project I did with Michael’s, and a few fake berry branches leftover from a photo shoot, and BOOM. For real, if you have some string (twine, Christmas ribbon, cooking string, etc) laying around, you can do this…and you can use anything as an identifier – a couple of beads, a dried flower, a leaf, whatever. It’s totally something you can do in five seconds. And it’s fun. And free.
(I also think they’re cute.)
P.S. Some pretty wine glasses for your consideration: