Wine Glass Charms

by Kelly Acheson

Stamp and die cut shrink plastic for cute ringed charms.


  • Shrink plastic
  • Stamps (Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt stamp set used here)
  • Permanent ink
  • Alcohol markers or colored pencils (SU Light Real Red Stampin' Blend Marker used here)
  • Shaped punch or die (SU Heart Punch Pack used here)
  • 1/4" hole punch
  • Heat tool
  • 6mm jump rings
  • Beads
  • Wine glass hoops
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: (acrylic block, adhesive, pick tool, cardstock)


  1. Step 1

    Color shrink plastic with alcohol markers - covering a large enough area for the size of punch or die that you will use.

  2. Step 2 (Optional)

    Stamp image with a permanent ink like StazOn.

  3. Step 3

    Punch or die cut image from shrink plastic.

  4. Step 4

    Punch a 1/4" hole at the top of the shaped piece.

  5. Step 5

    Hold shrink plastic in place with a piercing tool while using a heat tool to activate and shrink the plastic.

  6. Keep heating until the image starts to flatten back out.

  7. Step 6

    Press an acrylic block over the image to flatten it. Allow about 20 seconds for it to cool before picking it up.

  8. Step 7

    Add jump ring.

  9. Step 8

    Add beads and heart to a wire hoop and fasten the end.

  10. Step 9

    Make a card to hold the wine glass charms. Layering pieces on the sample are 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" (white layer) and 3 3/8" x 4 5/8" (red layer). Punch holes for the charms and decorate as desired.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Wine Glass Charms. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

What a great idea! Absolutely adorable and what a sweet gift for wine drinking friends and family! Awesome! TFS
jmhoffmann  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 4:53 AM
I used this to make zipper pulls for my kids winter coats years ago. Love the wine charms though.
Mariacrafts  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 5:42 AM
Love this! I've made wine charms before but never thought of presenting them on a card like this. Awesome idea!
mccullarstm  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 7:29 AM
Would it be possible to post a link to the hoops used for the wine charms?
kReN.afourthlife  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 7:47 AM
Or am I making the circular hoop out of wire myself?
kReN.afourthlife  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 7:47 AM
Oops! Always look at the entire site before asking a question! Mea culpa! No response needed!
kReN.afourthlife  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 7:54 AM
Just wondering why it needs to be alcohol based markers? I own SU regular markers and a few sharpies.
ranchcat  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 8:33 AM
Sharpies will work! You'll need something that will be able to dry on the plastic surface. A water-based marker won't work, but solvent-based markers will.
dina  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 9:06 AM
Great tutorial Kelly, TFS!! One question tho, did you add the Wink of Stella before or after shrinking?
Lizzie Cush  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 9:24 AM
Wow this is such a fun and cute project - I must try this one!
wcardstudio  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 9:45 AM
As always, another fun project! I've never used shrinky dink sheets so I bought a pack of ten sheets! Does anyone have experience with doing them in the oven compared to using the heat tool? Just wondering if one is better than the other?
muscrat  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 3:40 PM
The oven is a slower, more even heat, and you can watch a bunch of pieces shrink at once, which is fun.
dina  |  Wed Jan 8, 2020 at 8:31 PM
Thanks everyone! To answer the question about the Wink of Stella - I added it before shrinking.
Technique_Freak  |  Tue Jan 21, 2020 at 2:47 PM

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