Sunday, June 24, 2012
Fourth of July Wine Charms
I'll be sticking to a red, white and blue theme for the gathering. I pretty much use these colors the entire summer when entertaining. I keep my "Fourth of July" decorations up from Memorial Day (at the end of May) until Labor Day (beginning of September).
Now on to the wine charms.......
I used the same techniques I used in my St Patrick's Day Wine Charm.
I again used shrink film and a trusty Cricut cartridge. I found my images on the Stand and Salute cartridge.
I cut the dog tag images at 3.25 inches and the Liberty Bells at 3 inches. Then I colored them with a marker, punch a hole in the top and baked them in my oven. After they came out of the oven I coated them with glossy accents to make them, wellllll...... glossy. The dog tags gave me two shapes: the actual tag and the cut out from the center. I used those extras as accents on other charms.
The last time I did wine charms I posted a picture of the tea cart in our foyer, so I thought I'd do the same again.
The apothecary jar on the left contains a few altered ornament balls which I coated the inside with glitter; the middle jar contains some red, white and blue wire garland; and the right some coconut creme Hershey Kisses.
I'll post about other items for the party after it's over (I can't make everything weeks in advance).