Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wine Charm Scarves

I like the idea of wine charms or markers for your cup, I'm just not a big fan of the rings around the glass stem.  I don't know what it is.  It looks a bit tacky, and almost always, they look like jewelry (and men aren't crazy about them).  
Then, I came across these.  They're festive and fun and even the kids would use them.  Instead of buying them, I figured I could whip up something similar that would work just fine.
So I made these.  And they were so easy!!

They're pretty cute, too!

And I think I might just make more for gifts this Christmas!  It would be such a perfect hostess gift.
So let's make some, shall we?
Get your fabric scraps and let's go to town.  
I used fleece and a jersey knit, so there's no fraying.  Try to use something that is washable, yet doesn't fray, so they're reusable.

Cut the strips of fabric 11 inches long.

And 1 1/2 inches wide.

I also narrowed the ends a bit, but that's optional.  I did it because the fleece was rather bulky.

Fold your fabric piece in half widthwise and pin the edges together.

Leave about an inch on each end, and sew around the edges.

It should look like this.

Now cut the ends of your 'scarf'.

And that's it.  Seriously.  Stinking easy I tell you!

Now make some more.  I made four, but I'm planning on making about eight.

I put together a little tablescape for Christmas that I'm planning for our dinner.  I had to try out the scarf wine charms.  The color scheme is red/black/blue/white.

Recognize my candlesticks?

The best part of these little charms is how versatile they are!  
We come from a family of coffee drinkers.  
They work perfectly for your mugs, too!

Have fun making your own!!  Have a great Thursday!

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