Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Unity Ladybug Wine Charms

I have had a blast working on this little project. I decided today to take my awesome Ladybug image from Unity's kit called "Cute as a Bug" and make wine charms or wine markers. You know those cute little pieces of "jewelry" for your wine glass so you know which one is yours?

Now I know you are going to remember this... Shrinky Dinks! Oh yeah! I used shrinky dinks, literally! Ok you can use regular craft shrink plastic, but I had the "real" thing in the house. So I stamped the bugs on them (Staz On) and colored in using my Bic Permanent markers, cut them out and punched a hole. Now the fun, stick them in the toaster oven and watch them go! LOLOL!!! That was fun. I then put them on little jump rings I got at Michael's in the bead/jewelry making section and had a "wine charm" loop, added some beads and I was good to go.

Of course next I had to have a cool box to store it in or to give as a gift. I will admit I had a small box on hand which I covered with some Cosmo Cricket paper. To the top I added a bug image all colored, glittered and cut out and some of those awesome flowers (colored with markers) from the Michael's bridal section.

Phew did I cover everything? If not ask away. I really enjoyed making these little guys. I was going to wait till my new Unity stamps arrived but I was itching to play and though the bugs were the perfect size to shrink down for this reason. Of course each bug is a different color because that is the purpose of the charms, each charm has to be different and color usually works well.


Well that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Till later....


Lynda Benden said...

This charm set and box are just darling Maria! I love it! Great job!

Lesa said...

What a cute set! You did a great job on these. They would be a super fun gift!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

These are just too cute. What a great gift!!

Jennifer Buck said...

What a beatiful set! LOVE this! It's super cute! ;)