Party Glass Charms

If you’re planning a party for New Year’s Eve then these little wine glass charms might come in very handy…

Shrink Plastic Champagne Glass Charms
Designed by Kathleen Hauck

Tools:
1830081 Protective Tube Set for Pliers for Aluminium Wire, ø 3.2/4.8/6.4/6.4 mm x 10 cm, 4 parts
1801908 Jewellery Pliers, 12 cm
1801905 Wire Cutters, 11 cm
1802907 Craft Scissors round, 13 cm, Assorted Colours
1801800 Revolving Punch, 6 Holes, 20 cm
1802730 Aluminium Ruler, 30 cm
1881606 Flat Paintbrush, Size 6 / 6.3 mm
9311433 Mixing Palette, 6 parts, 24 x 19 cm
1879900 Paintbrush Washing Container, Plastic, 16 x 16 x H 8.5 cm

Materials:
1051901 Shrink Plastic, Matt, 20 x 30 cm, 3 Stk., Transparent
4511274 Clear Stamps, Good Luck, A7, 74 x 105 mm, 11 parts
4510903 Acrylic Block with Recessed Grip, 76 x 100 x 15 mm
4510999 Stamping Mat, 21 x 14.5 cm x 5 mm, Black
4512089 Stazon Ink Pad, 6 x 9.5 cm, Black
4512100 Stazon Stamp Cleaner, 56 ml
1796016 XXL Oval Punch, 63 x 45 mm
1988624 Staedler Watercolour Pencils , 24 Stk.
9316903 Clear Varnish, Matt, 50 ml
2226061 Anodized Aluminium Wire, ø 2 mm,  5 m / ~ 42g, Light Green

In addition: Paper Towel, Baking Paper, Oven, Template

1. First position the desired clear stamp on the acrylic block. Ink up the stamp and then stamp on the smooth side of the shrink plastic. In this way different stamp on the shrink film. Allow to dry briefly.

Use the oval punch to punch the motifs out. Colour the motif on the rough, matt back with the watercolor pencils.

2. Make a hole in the ovals with the largest circle of revolving punch.

Place the shrink plastic with the coloured side up on baking paper and heat in an oven (preheated to 120°C) for about 2 to 3 minutes. Keep an eye on it whilst it shrinks. When shrinking in the oven, the shrink plastic bends first and then straightens again. Then it can be taken out and allowed to cool.

Paint the charms on the rough back with clear matt varnish, so that the watercolor pencils are fixed and can no longer rub off. Allow to dry briefly.

Tip: If the shrink plastic is slightly curved after shrinking, it can be gently flattened or slightly weighted immediately after removal from the oven.

3. Then cut a 35 cm piece of aluminum wire. Cut off 2 pieces of white protective tube and pull over the jewellery pliers. Use the jewellery pliers to bend the aluminum wire into a spiral at each end. (See template – You can view and download it here: Template.)

Curl another short piece of aluminum wire into a jump ring. Thread a shrink plastic charm onto this jump ring. Then close the jump ring and thread it so that the shrink plastic hangs between the rings. Wrap the aluminum wire around a champagne glass stalk and cross the rings in such a way that the shrink film charm hangs between the rings.