It won’t be long and we’ll be sipping wine and playing cards out on the porch. Summer is coming!
I love sitting around on a summer evening, enjoying the breeze and playing cards with friends. Until the mosquitos get thick… then I move to the enclosed porch! But either way, an evening playing cards, chatting and just relaxing with friends is my idea of a perfect ending to a hectic week.
This project is for helping guests identify their glasses.
- Chrome Bottle Caps with Loop/Bail
- Epoxy Domes-Round-Clear-1 inch
- Wine Charm Finding-Brass
- Flat Pliers
- Crafters Pick Jewel Bond
- Playing Cards
- 1 inch paper punch
- Seed Beads or ‘E’ Beads of your choice
Punch an area of the playing card out that you want to display inside the bottle cap.
If you are using a hole punch flip it over and punch upside down so you can see exactly what area of the card will be punched out.
If you don’t have a 1 inch punch, place one of the epoxy domes over the area you want to display and trace around the outside of the epoxy dome and cut
Glue the playing card in place with the Crafter’s Pick Jewel Bond and then place the sticky side of the epoxy dome on top of the playing card.
Set aside to dry.
Bead half of one of the drink charms, add the bottle cap and then bead the other half.
In order to close the drink charm around the stem of the glass you’ll have to bend the last (approximately) 1/8 inch – 1/16 inch of the wire with the flat nose pliers as seen below.
(If you can’t see the detail of the bent wire – click on the photo and then click on the photo that comes up on the new page. It will show you a much larger photo so that you can see more detail. By the way… that goes for any photo on this blog that you’d like to see more detail in!)
If you have trouble with the beads still wanting to come off the drink charm, put a little glue on the last bead, slip it onto the end of the wire and let it dry.
The package of wine charms comes with four small rings and a larger ring. The larger ring fits around the neck of a wine (or other) bottle and holds the drink charms together. You can bead the larger ring or leave it blank like I did.
I’m ready for a game of cards now… aren’t you?
PS. You can put all sorts of images inside the bottle caps and use any color beads so this might make a great hostess gift, favors for a party or just make something that goes with your decor. I love crafts with nearly endless possibilities!