Vintage wartime posters are mixed with red, white, and blue beads on a hoop to create a festive drink charm.
Step 1: Open and print images
Open up the following images in my flickr link
or go onto the web and find your own. The images I used for this project were taken from Library at Northwestern
Open up or layout your images in a photo preview program or Adobe Photoshop. Size, if needed where each individual image is about 1" wide.
Step 2: Laminate
Cut out each individual image. Tear off laminate from backing and place picture onto sticky surface. Lay another piece of laminate on top. Press firmly over surface with finger to smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles.
Step 3: Cut
Cut out around each laminated image, making sure to leave 1/8" of laminate around image.
Step 4: Punch hole
Use pin or safety pin to poke a hole through top of image (not through laminate, or it will tear). Put small jump ring through hole to make a charm.
Step 5: Add beads and fasten.
String beads in desired fashion onto hoop. Use pliers to bend end of hoop to fit inside wire loop. Undo bended end from loop to secure onto wineglass.
Step 6: Display
Showcase your charms with pride on the stems of your glasses! They will be instant conversation starters. Who doesn't like retro Americana ads? If you don't want to go the trouble of making wine glass charms, print the images out on label stock, cut them out, and slap them silly onto red and blue Silo cups!