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Do-It-Yourself Wine Tags

There's a better way to find your glass in a sea of stemware than to search for your lipstick shade. At your next get-together, make these easy-to-assemble wine markers while drinking a bottle (or two!).

paper hoop

  1. Draw a circle 2 inches in diameter on a sheet of chipboard.
  2. Draw a 1-inch-diameter circle inside of it (trace around a quarter).
  3. Cut out the larger circle with a craft knife.
  4. Cut a diagonal line from the outside edge to the inner circle, and cut out the inner circle.
  5. Repeat these steps using a sheet of patterned paper or a playing card.
  6. Roll a glue stick over the chipboard and the paper, and adhere together. Let dry.
  7. Smooth the edges with a sanding block.
  8. Apply a self-adhesive laminating sheet to the patterned side of the hoop, cut the edges to fit, and cut out the film in the center.

photo charm

  1. Using a photo-editing program, resize or crop a photo to about 1¾ x 2 inches, and adjust the saturation to 50 percent.
  2. Print onto white ink-jet shrink film, following the instructions on the package.
  3. Cut out the photo.
  4. Punch a hole at the top using a hole punch.
  5. Bake the tag according to the instructions.
  6. Open a jump ring by twisting it apart at the seam.
  7. Hook the photo and a ¾-inch wine-stem hoop (sold in packs of 10) onto the ring, and close by twisting it back to its original position.
  8. Unhook the hoop and slip it onto the wineglass stem.

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