Frugal and Stylish Wine Glass Charms

Frugal and Stylish Wine Glass Charms

I admit that sometimes I buy things at estate sales and I have no idea what I’ll do with them.  Last spring, I found these little metal circles on a ring.  They are heavy and came connected to a circular holder, with a small opening at one end.  These were really interesting and I knew eventually inspiration would hit.  After they sat on top of my refrigerator for 6 months, I decided it was time to fashion them into frugal and stylish wine glass charms.

Frugal and Stylish Wine Glass Charms

Wine charms seem like a good idea to me.  Hey, who wants to lose their wine glass or get it mixed up with their neighbor’s?  But, I have yet to see wine charms that aren’t cheap, flimsy, and ready to fall apart after being used a time or two.  These have some serious staying power!

How to Make Wine Glass Charms

Frugal and Stylish Wine Glass Charms

After removing the circles from the ring, I rounded up some stickers that I had from scrapbooking and carefully placed them on each round disk.

Frugal and Stylish Wine Glass Charms

Notice how I only used letters that don’t get used very often?  I probably won’t be using these letters in other projects.

Frugal and Stylish Wine Glass Charms

Next, I found ribbon and twine that could be used to attach the charms to the wine glasses.  Here I used leftover ribbon scraps.

Frugal and Stylish Wine Glass Charms

And here I used twine.

Frugal and Stylish Wine Glass Charms

All that’s left is to tie them onto the glasses.

Frugal and Stylish Wine Glass Charms

These look so pretty and festive!  Now, I just need to set the table and I’m ready to entertain.

Frugal and Stylish Wine Glass Charms

To store them, I placed them back on the little ring.  I couldn’t re-use the ribbon and twine.  We served crab at the dinner party and everything was a bit “crabby.”

Frugal and Stylish Wine Glass Charms

Even though I wanted little name tags on my wine glasses, I couldn’t justify purchasing any.  I don’t like to waste my money even if it is only a few dollars.  Total cost for this project?  $2.00.  And, I used up some leftover ribbon and twine scraps from my collection.

Simple, easy, and pretty projects that cost very little and use up scraps?  Very Go Gingham!

What have you bought at an estate sale recently? What do you use for keeping track of wine glasses?

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Sara

Sara, creator of Go Gingham, is passionate about cooking and feeding her family healthy, real food. She's a green enthusiast, too, who loves to grow food organically. Sara loves to travel - especially by trading houses. An avid runner, she can also be found chasing after her chickens in the backyard.

4 Comments


  1. Sara, What a fabulous idea. I’ll be keeping my eye open for gems like this in the future.


    1. Thanks, Joan! You never know what can be found at an estate sale or garage sale. I just look for things that catch my eye. Thanks for leaving a comment!


  2. Oooo….love this idea my frugally stylish friend!! 🙂


    1. Thank you, Carrie! I love how these turned out and they were really pretty on the table. Thank you for leaving a comment.

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