Finally, it’s almost that time of the year… snow (well, not in The Netherlands…), delicious food, and your family gathering around the Christmas table. Well, I’ve prepared a quick, easy but superduper looking DIY to add a little bit extra to the table this year. You’ve might have read it in the previous inspiration post, we are gonna make a Christmas Wine glass markers. Nobody will lose their drinks this evening! (Also reusable with NYE!!)
What do you need:
- Some scraps to cut little Christmas ball ornament (I always like a scrap leather project!!)
- A foil press like the Kingsly Machine, or could also work with a glitter sharpy
- Old broken Christmas ball ornaments
- Glue for metal and leather (I used E6000)
- A round object to trace (or a circle ruler)
- Stanly knife
- Christmas ornament hooks
Step 1 – trace a circle around your print.
Well, let’s introduce this step a bit. I’ve got a hot foil press but unfortunately, I don’t use it very often. That means I am still getting the hang of it. So it takes a few tries for me to get the perfect foil print. So first I cut many little circles for everyone. That would have been a lot of Christmas wine glass markers … but despite the effort to cut the perfect little circles, I ruined them by the foil pressing. So after a while, I quit printing the foil on the little circles. Instead, I took the scrap pieces, tried as much as I needed, and then traced around the (most) perfect foil print the circle. So step one is to trace a circle around your prints.
Step 2 – remove the top of the Christmas ball ornament
If you’ve got those glass balls but they are broken, be careful not to cut yourself. Try to remove slowly the metal part on the top with the loop inside the little cap, as shown in the image above and below.
Step 3 – Glue the metal legs on the back of the circle
This step is quite straightforward. Get your glue and with a few drops of E6000, the metal legs should stay in place. You could also bend the cap a little over the leather foil printed circle to be extra sure it will survive the Christmas dinner.
Step 4: add a little hook
The last step is to add a little Christmas ornament hook or wire and hang it on everyone’s wine glass. It would not only be a beautiful reminder of which glass is whose but you could also use it as indication who can sit where.
With these little Christmas wine glass markers, is your Christmas table ready in