As I mentioned last month, we started a Southern State of Mind Happy Hour series this year. In January, I shared our Moscow Mule recipe and for February’s Happy Hour post I decided to do a fun happy hour craft instead. Hey, my blog, my rules mmmm-kay? 🙂
Now, before we get started, I promise I am not stalking Reese Witherspoon and her Draper James store. Although with a second post inspired by her in less than a month I admit it may seem a little strange. You see, a few months back I spotted these cute monogrammed Southern Sayings cocktail napkins that she carried at her store. I filed them away under “cute, but costly” and went on my merry way.
Well, it’s funny how those little tid-bits I file away can stew and create a life of their own, because the next thing I knew, I was determined to make cute wine glass charms inspired by those cute Southern sayings. Today I am going to share how I did it!
STEP 1: For these Scrabble Tiles Southern Wine Charms, I first gathered my supplies. Now, I have an extra Scrabble game I picked up along the way for crafts but if you don’t have one, you can actually order them online! Who knew!? I just grabbed four tiles and gave them a quick coat of white spray paint.
- Scrabble Tiles
- 5/64 Drill Bit
- 0.75″ x 0.75″ printed sayings
- mod podge & foam brush
- White spray paint
- Twine, floral wire, etc to attach to stem
STEP 2: Then I went to my computer and made the Southern Sayings printables using Picmonkey. Now, if you want to use the same sayings I did, you can download them here. But, if you want to use this method to make other versions, here is how I did it:
- Scrabble tiles are 0.75″ x 0.75″ square. I went into Picmonkey (free!) and used the “DESIGN” method using a blank square canvas.
- Then I just used the text tool to type out my sayings. Once I liked the way they looked, I saved them.
- Then I opened Power Point and inserted the saved images into the slide. From there, I reduced the size to 0.75″ x 0.75″ and added a light gray box around them so that I would have a guideline to cut them once they were printed.
- Note: If I were going to do them again, I would leave a little more space on top to accommodate the drilled hole.
STEP 3: So, now we have our painted tiles and printed sayings. The next step is drilling a hole on the top of the tiles.
Sidenote: I was pretty stoked when Rockwell sent me my very own drill. Y’all, I have never had my very own drill and this made doing this craft so easy. The drill HAS IT’S OWN LIGHT and two battery packs. I feel like I could literally build a house with it. Or at least a Tiny House. You know I am still working on my building skills but this thing really makes me feel like I should be wearing a tool belt and drawing out house plans. But for now, I will start with Scrabble tiles, ha. I plan on keeping this bad boy in my cloffice so no one else can get their hands on it.
OK, back to the wine charms. I used a 5/64 drill bit in my new Rockwell drill to give the tiles a little hole on the top.
STEP 4: Once I had the holes drilled, I used mod-podge to glue the printed Southern Sayings onto the tiles then gave them several coats to coat them. Then I just went through the holes again with the drill. It would have probably worked to glue the paper on first and then drill the holes, but I didn’t do it that way…
STEP 5: Once the wine charms were ready, I used some twine I had on hand to attach them to the wine stems.
Wouldn’t these Scrabble Tiles Southern Wine Charms be so cute for a bridal shower? Or you could even leave the Scrabble tiles as-is if you are having a dinner party and make one for everyone’s initial. Of course, you could use this method and print just about anything you can dream up! Hey, wine-not?
Don’t Mind If I Do!
Pleased as Punch…
It’s hard to read, but the others say “Top Me Off” and “Tell Me Something Good.”
For the free printable of the Southern Sayings, click here.
Thanks to Rockwell for providing me with their drill. I am “Pleased as Punch”!
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