| August 13, 2012

Wine charms are a fun way to keep track of whose drinks are whose, especially at large dinner parties or family get-togethers. They also add a festive touch to your glassware and serve as great conversation pieces. Perhaps the best part about wine charms, however, is that they’re super easy to make at home.

We’ve gathered some great DIY wine charms from around the internet to help inspire you to take on this fun project before your next cocktail party. As you can see from the examples below, all it takes to make a great set of charms is a few simple tools and a wild imagination.
Scrabble Charms

Forget about Words With Friends — start enjoying some WINE with friends. Kat from combined her three favorite things (wine, crafts and Scrabble) to make these super-creative charms. Choose your favorite letters and dress them up with beads for an extra special game night.
Wine Cork Charms

As Camilla at Family Chic says, "What could be more appropriate than wine glass charms made from cork?" Armed with some jute, a few rubber stamps and a box of miniature eye screws, she created an elegant set that any wine conniseur would be proud to own.

Wine Glass Flags

This idea, courtesy of Jessica at How About Orange, requires nothing more than a printer and a pair of scissors. She even offers a template for the flags on her blog, which can easily be printed on solid or patterned paper. Just cut them out, scribble down your guests' names and let the wine flow.

Wine Tags

There will be no mistaking your merlot when you're using these colorful wine charms, or more accurately, these colorful wine "tags." Eileen at The Joy Of Caking made this charming set using a cutting machine and stickers, but it's easy to personalize these DIY tags any way you wish.

Guitar Pick Wine Charms

Party like a rock star with these rad wine charms! Carrie at Greenbean's Crafterole made this set from Beatles guitar picks, and we think it's a great way to show love for the Fab Four. Besides, all you need is love … and maybe some wine.
Chalkboard Charm

Dipping your stemware into a tub of chalkboard paint might seem a bit extreme, but we absolutely love this idea from Just Short of Crazy. Professional blogger Deb perfected these Chalkboard Wine Glasses for a movie night, but they're guaranteed to be a hit at any party where wine is served.