It’s time for my third and final drinks charm How-To: Tag Charms.
These are the drinks charms with the most flexibility to be personalised. You can make any shape, any colour, any fabric; sew words, pictures, add beading, sequins, basically make them in whatever way you fancy! I’m going to make square charms embroidered with yes, no, maybe and maybe some sequins thrown in for fun. I’ve also included some images of the amazing charms made at the weekend to show you just how unique these charms can be!
You will need:
- Craft wire – 22 gauge worked well for me and you need 15cm per charm
- Scissors, needle and thread
- 1 mini peg per charm (amazon has loads, as do hobbycraft)
- Beads, sequins or any other little embellishments
Step One: Cut
Cut 4 matching squares from your felt – you can make these any shape you want but a measurement of 2 or 3cm width and height works well. Make them bigger if you want more surface to play with. You also need to cut 4 slim rectangles which will later become the loop to attach the wire to.
Step Two: Embroider
Sew words, images or pictures into 4 of the felt squares. I went for ‘Yes’, ‘No’, ‘Maybe’ and a question mark but you could do different shapes, logos, names, or simply different designs.
Step Three: Decorate
Add sequins, beads, charms or buttons to your charms to decorate. Now sew your smaller rectangle in half and sew to the top of your charm to create a loop to hang your charm from.
Step Four: Construct
Sew the second felt square to the back of your charm to hide your stitches and fully secure the felt loop at the top. Now it’s time to attach your charm to your mini peg. The pegs have got a little hole in the middle of their metal fixing which is what you will wrap your wire around from both ends. The wire can be looped through a couple of times, tightened and then simply cut off any excess to make it neat
And you’re done!
Clip On, Drink Up, Happy Crafternoon!
And here are some amazing tag charms from August Crafternoon Cabaret Club!
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