In June, I shared with you my Mod Podge Mod Melts specimen art. I had lots of materials left over from that project when I was trying out all the shapes. After the owl, my favorite shape in the nature mold was the large butterfly. I was having some friends over for a wine night so I decided to make some wine charms.
-Mod Melts Nature Mold
-Mod Melts Milk Glass
-paint of your choice
-needle nosed plyers
-Floral wire (22 gauge)
-paintbrush, x-acto knife, cutting mat, needle, hot glue gun
As a reminder, here is what some of the molds looked like right when I took them out of the mold. They were a little messy.
I just needed to trim them with my x-acto knife.
In the end I decided to use four large butterflies and two owls to go with my six wine glasses. I painted each one a different color and sealed them with Mod Podge (I used both sparkle and matte). Then I took a needle and hammered it lightly until it broke through the mold.
Here you can see all of my soon to be charms with their holes.
Then I slid a jump ring through the hole.
To create the ring of the charm, I found a item that was the size I wanted. It happened to be a mini spray pump that I got from my apartment complex. I wrapped the floral wire around it.
Then I used one end to create a loop and on the other I used my plyers to bend it up like an L. This is my hook and latch for the charms so you can take them on and off the wine glass.
I strung some crystal beads I had and the mold onto the wire. Then I trimmed the wire and used my plyers to press everything together.
Here is a better view of how they open/close.
Here are all the butterfly wine charms.
Time to open a bottle of wine! Here are the owl ones.
Here is a close up of each of the charms.
I'm very glad that I got to try these out. I wonder if I'll come up with anything else...
I'm linking up here!