It’s no secret that I love wine + parties… so naturally I am fond of super cute wine charms. I wanted to create a project that was perfect for your bridal shower or bachelorette party and so the Barbie Shoe Wine Charm was born. I’m in love with these for so many different reasons. They are freaking adorable, every girl loves shoes, the colors and styles available are awesome, they bring back such fun childhood memories and they are light – so they won’t cling-clang and almost break your glass as you are drinking. Now, I only wish I would have kept all my old barbie stuff, lol. You can make up a set to use and keep for your wedding events or you can make them and give them as favors. Today’s project is a two-parter, first I’m sharing how to make the wine charm itself (with a video!) and then I’m sharing how you can give them as gifts, with free download designs of course! Happy crafting + drinking!
These are now a must for your bridal shower or bachelorette party, am I right?
- Barbie Shoes
- 2mm – 3mm Beads
- 3mm Daisy Spacer Beads
- 2″ – 24 gauge Head Pins
- Open Wine Charm Wires
- Wire Cutters, Round Nose Pliers, Small Pliers
Finding Barbie Shoes:
You can find Barbie shoes many different places; at a garage sale, at a thrift store, on Ebay, you can buy new ones at Target or maybe you have some from childhood in your closet. I had no luck in my search until I came across Zoes Barbie Shoes on Etsy. Can you say, wow? I had no idea that barbie shoe jewelry was a thing but it clearly is and Matthew the designer rocks it hard. I found this beautiful bracelet with gorgeous colors in all the same style of shoe, which is exactly what I was looking for so I bought it with delight! As much as it pains me to dismantle another’s work of art, I think Matthew would approve :-)
The great thing about buying them like I did, was each shoe already had the perfect hole in it! If you already have shoes, all you need to do is take a large needle and press it through the heel of the heel to make the hole for your charm, pretty simple.
Watch This Quick Video To Learn How To Make Your Very Own “Barbie Shoe” Wine Charms:
I decided to jump out of my comfort zone and record a short video for you so that you could really see how easy these darling wine charms are to make. Please let me know it you like it and maybe I’ll start making more!
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography: Something Turquoise Photography for SomethingTurquoise.com // DIY tutorial + free download designs: Jen | Something Turquoise // Barbie Shoe Bracelet: Zoes Barbie Shoes via Etsy // Beads, headpins, wine charm wires: Michaels.com // Paper + Envelopes: Paper-Source // Font Used: Avant Garde Gothic Bold // nail polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme
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