All my friends are winos, and like me, most are college students. We fit into the “winos on the cheap” category. While I often find myself gifting bottles of wine, they typically cost around $10-15.
Throwing a wine charm on is my way of saying, “I love you but I’m broke. This wine was cheap, but here’s something pretty to prove I was thinking of you on _________(insert occasion here).”
- Wire (20-24 gauge will work best. If you use anything larger, it mind bend funny)
- Charm (I used stone beads attached with a wrapped loop)
- 1 Jump ring
- Wine bottle
- Extra wine bottle (optional–wine crafts make me want wine)
Here’s a handy visual in case you’re not familiar with wire gauges:
The break down:
- Pick out a few beads or charms that will fit on the wire. Attach charms using a jump ring.
- Measure the wire around the bottle. You want it to sit on the top of the shoulder of the bottle so it won’t fall off. Leave about one inch extra and trim.
- On on end, bend the wire into a “u” shape going outward (use about 1/2″). Bend the other end into a “u” going up (use the other 1/2″). Hook together around the neck of the bottle.
- Reward yourself with a glass of wine! (Make sure it’s from a different bottle!)