03 Oct

DIY: Creative Wine Stem Labels

DIY wine stem labels

{by guest blogger Morgan Spenla}

Unique wine stem labels are easy to create and a fun way to personalize your party. Your guests will love the idea and have a blast picking out their party-themed drink decor. Plus, everyone will now be able to easily identify their own glass after setting it down, so you can cut back on dishes too!

DIY wine stem labels

What you’ll need:
1. Jewelry rings or elastic string (found at all jewelry stores and craft shops, such as Michael’s)
2. Various patterned papers, beads and charms.
3. For the paper wine labels, one large craft punch (any shape will do!) and one small circular punch (1/8″ is ideal).

How to create your wine stem labels:

For a beaded label, simply string your favorite beads and charms on the jewelry ring or elastic string. Don’t forget to add variety so that your guests can distinguish their glass from others—alphabet beads make this especially easy! Use monogram initials or full names for a personal touch.

Paper wine labels are super quick and simple to make using colorful, patterned paper that matches your party’s theme or colors. Use your large craft punch to create circles, squares, stars, etc. and a small 1/8″  punch for the jewelry ring hole. Dress up the label with festive extras like sequins, rhinestones, gems or glitter, and personalize with each guest’s name (if desired).

DIY wine stem labels

To create “wine label place cards” for a wedding or other large event, set pre-labeled wine glasses up in alphabetical rows on a table so that each guest can find his or her own name, and include their table number in the top of the glass. Or, to keep things simple, let your guests pick their own wine label from a basket by the bar.

DIY wine stem labels


P.S. For more creative inspiration from Morgan, check out her previous article at HWTM: A Modern Spin on the Traditional White Wedding. And for more tips on creating wine charms from scrapbooking supplies, check out my DIY Thanksgiving Drink Charms post from last year.

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Katie SAYS:

These are great tips! Thanks for sharing. I agree that wine charms are an easy way to make wine & cocktails even more fun!

October 3, 2008 at 8:36 am

Sally SAYS:

I love this idea! Thanks for your great tips! Your site rawks!!

October 3, 2008 at 11:36 am

http://cre8ivegirl.wordpress.com/ SAYS:

Loooove it! Another use for that circle punch collecting dust on my desk! Thanks

October 3, 2008 at 10:31 pm

ashleyd! SAYS:

so very cute!! this is a great idea!

October 6, 2008 at 6:53 am

Madelyn @ Southern Weddings SAYS:

What a fabulous idea! This is so simple and easy; I can’t believe I did not think of this before. Wonderful! I am going to get started on these soon. Thanks for the great idea!

October 6, 2008 at 9:06 am

Heather SAYS:

What a fantastic idea for a hostess gift, pair these up with a some nice stemware and a bottle of bubbly. Fabulous!

October 6, 2008 at 11:59 am

luxxury livving SAYS:

I really like this idea! I’ve made these, but with beads, but I like this idea so much more! You can do so much, have themes, colors… the list could go on. Thanks for the fab diy idea!

October 7, 2008 at 8:17 pm

Julia SAYS:

Try these folks. Their staitc cling charm work on those new stem less (or stemless) wine glasses and just about any ohter thing you can think of. Neat idea.

November 22, 2008 at 12:49 pm

newborn gifts SAYS:

I really love glass labels! So cute. I never thought of making my own but that’s a great idea. I guess if the papers ones get wet, you can just toss them because they are paper and make new ones. What a great money saver!

March 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm
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