white summer dinner party {part one} wine charms

Tuesday 7 August 2012

I helped a couple of friends to plan a summer dinner party that has a "white" theme and this is one of the projects that I came up using our resin flowers ... wine charms! Because I had to use the white resin flowers on all of the charms I added the guest's first initial on the other side of the bottle caps using our Sticker You custom labels.

These were a very simple project and took us no time to put together. I punched a hole in each bottle cap* so that I could add a jump ring for the ribbon. I tied the ribbon to the jump ring with a knot and made sure that there was enough ribbon to tie onto the wine glass stem. Then we glued the small resin flowers to the back of the bottle caps using E-6000 glue*.
Once the resin flowers were dry we turned the bottle caps over and added the initial stickers that I created using our Sticker You sticker sheets. I printed the initials on the blank custom sticker sheets on a laser printer and cut them out using a 1" circle paper punch*. The next step was to peel the back off the stickers and press them into place on the inside of the bottle cap. We then added a thin coat of Inkssentials Diamond Glaze* to give the shiny resin like finish. It took about 6 hours for the diamond glaze to dry.

Tip 1: If you are going to use the diamond glaze on the sticker it is important to print the sticker on a laser printer. If you use an inkjet printer the ink on the sticker will run when you add the diamond glaze. If you do not have access to a laser printer, then omit the diamond glaze step.
Tip 2: You do not want to fill the bottle cap with too much diamond glaze because it will take all day to dry and you may find that the diamond glaze will leak where you punched the hole for the jump ring.

I designed and helped to create a number of other projects for this white themed dinner party and I will tell you more about them in my next post.
*Note: The bottle caps, E-6000 glue, Inkssentials diamond glaze and 1" circle paper punch are only available in limited quantities at the Toronto store.

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