Thursday, March 15, 2012

St Patrick's Day Wine Charms

We've been invited to a St. Patrick's Day party on Saturday night.  I was trying to come up with a homemade hostess gift and decided to make a set of themed wine charms!  I used Grafix Shrink Film , Cricut cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up, earring hoops and jump rings from the jewelry isle at Michael and some beads.

The images will shrink about half size in the oven, so I took at stab and cut them on my Cricut at about 3 inches.  I punched a hole in each prior to baking them and colored them with Sharpie markers (I didn't think colored pencils were going to be vibrant enough).  Placing the cut shapes between parchment paper before placing them in the oven helped prevent them from curling on themselves.  When the shapes came out of the oven I quickly used a spatula to flatten them.

We will give these wine charms and a box of Oh Ryan's Irish Potatoes (made in Pennsylvania, where else?  Ha)

Thought I'd also share the little display in our foyer to celebrate the day.  The same three jars are there most of the year, I just change out the contents for each holiday.  The left jar has spearmint leaves candies, the center shamrock wire garland and the right a few altered ornament balls I coated the insides with glitter.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

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