I’m always looking for creative, budget-friendly wedding gifts- especially since I’m of that age where my friends are starting to get married. My mom mentioned that a friend’s daughter had decorated wine glasses and I liked the idea. I made these glasses for my friend who got married last weekend (I also made the dress that I wore).
What I used:
- one pack of 10 yd permanently colored copper wire
- glass and metal beads
For each glass I cut 5-6 feet of wire. I fastened it around the base of the stem and then started wrapping. There wasn’t much of a method to my madness, I just wrapped and added beads until I liked how each stem looked. When I ran out of wire I used needle nose pliers to fasten the end and pushed it behind a bead. I used a lot of seed beads on these but they don’t show well in the pictures.
I wrapped up the glasses with some nice wine I bought on a trip to a winery in New York, and put a note in each of them. One note was a reminder that the glasses should be hand-washed to preserve the decorations. This is also a reminder for you should you go a-wrapping!
I used bubble wrap to pack the glasses in a box, then wrapped the box and wine bottle in some cotton fabric and white ribbon.
I hadn’t done any wire wrapping before, and I really like how they turned out. What do you think?