Just recently it was the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book. That blew my mind. Although Harry Potter has been a major part of my life even before I could read, J.K. Rowling’s magical world still feels so fresh and present to me, as if the books came out just yesterday. I don’t even bother pretending I’m not a total Harry Potter geek. Seriously, the intro song still makes me giddy. I remember Christmas when I was six and my mom, in typical Mrs. Weasley fashion, gave my brother and I matching Gryffindor sweaters, I remember dressing up in robes for the book release at our local bookstore, and I remember going to the midnight premieres of the movies in Spanish (we were living in Mexico at the time) and loving them even without understanding them. Everyone should have something that brings out their biggest dopiest smile, like Harry Potter does for me.
So upon realizing that it was the 20th anniversary, I decided it was time to make another Harry Potter craft (check out our sorting hat cupcakes from last year). I’ve combined the wizarding world with one of my other favorite passions: wine nights. These wine charms are super easy to make, the materials are cheap, and I absolutely love them! It’s a subtle way to distinguish your wine glass from others’ and they aren’t so “in your face” Harry Potter so you could get away with saying they are just charms…. shaped like lighting bolts… and broomsticks. I made 12 so I’m keeping half for myself and sending the other half to Michelle. Now that our wine nights will no longer be spent together we’ll have to find new Harry Potter loving friends!
- Harry Potter charms (I found mine here)
- Jump rings
- Earring hoops
- (optional) Paper that looks like parchment
- (optional) Thin black pen or marker
- (optional) Card stock
- (optional) Glue
Loop the jump rings onto the charms so that they hang the right way. If you use different charms than I did, just check the angle of the charm’s loop to see if you need them.
String half of the beads onto the earring hoop, then add the charm, and then add the remaining beads.
Thread the open ended wire through the loop and bend it back over to hold it in place. Repeat with all of the other charms. Seriously, it is that easy!
As an extra touch, I wrote Harry Potter wine puns (after some serious brainstorming) at the top of parchment colored paper and pinned the final charms to them.
Glue a slightly smaller piece of card stock to the back so that it is sturdier.
I opted for “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Wine” and “It’s not wingardium leviosa, it’s wine-gardium leviosa”. Other ideas are “Sherry Potter” and “Moaning Merlot”. I’d love to hear if you guys can come up with any others!