Vintage Cracker Jack Prizes as Wine Charms

Vintage Cracker Jack Prizes as Wine Charms

Once upon a time, an acquaintance of mine  found some vintage Cracker Jack prizes (circa 1940s-1950s) at an antiques store and decided that they would make the most darling wine charms. She was absolutely right and very generously shared some of her collection with me so that I could make my own wine glass charms from them.

Vintage Crack Jack prizes that will be repurposed and upcycled into DIY wine charms by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Darling little bitties…

The Making of DIY Wine Charms

A list of the materials that I used (this post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience):

  • Vintage Cracker Jack prizes (or something similar with a loop for easy attachment/dangling)
  • Jump rings (optional)
  • DIY Earring notions
  • Beads
  • Needle-nose pliers (not critical unless you use jump rings)
  • Basic wire cutters
  • Super glue gel
  • Wine glasses and wine (OBVIOUSLY)

I used these earring hoops because they had a little more weight to them. Using wire cutters, I snipped off the attachment ends of the earrings, leaving as little a gap as possible.

Using hoop earrings from the craft store as DIY wine charms for vintage Cracker Jack prizes by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

These will be perfect!

Cutting off earring attachment to repurpose hoops as DIY wine charms by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

From earring to wine glass charm holder!

I wanted my wine charms to sit flat against the base of a wine glass, so I added a jump ring– this was just me being quasi-perfectionistic and it definitely depends on your charms.

Using jump rings to attach vintage Cracker Jack prizes to upcycled earring hoops for DIY wine charms or wine glass charms by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Jump rings to the rescue!

Then I added beads, some non-descript glass and hematite beads I happened to have in my craft supplies. I threaded them on to the earring with the Cracker Jack prize in the middle of my wine glass charms.

Using craft store beads on upcycled earring hoops for DIY wine glass charms or wine charms by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Beads to fill out my wine charms…

Using craft store beads on upcycled earring hoops for DIY wine glass charms or wine charms by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

There we go!

Murphy’s Law struck- the hematite beads were too narrow to slip all the way onto the earring. I swore a little, but then…GENIUS! I would use them on the ends of the charm (which needed SOMETHING to cover the sharp ends). I dabbed on a wee bit of super glue gel on each end, then I added those skinny little hematite suckers on each side, finishing the charm.

Finishing off DIY wine charms with beads on the ends of upcycle earring hoops by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Finishing off my DIY wine charms…

Finishing off DIY wine charms with beads on the ends of upcycle earring hoops by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Now my Cracker Jack prizes won’t slip off!

And that’s it! Slip them at the base of your favorite stemware, and voilà- Perfect little vintage Cracker Jack prizes upcycled into wine charms to help tell your wine glasses apart (in case lipstick smudges won’t work, which is something my friends and I have relied upon in the past).

Making DIY wine charms or wine glass charms from upcycled vintage Cracker Jack prizes and hoop earrings from the craft store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

How fun are those?

Adorable wine charms or wine glass charms that your guests can select to fit their own personality! How much fun is that?? And such an easy upcycling craft project that anyone can do.

Making DIY wine charms or wine glass charms from upcycled vintage Cracker Jack prizes and hoop earrings from the craft store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Cutest wine charms EVER!

These wine glass charms are seriously so easy to make! Now who’s coming over first for a little vino?

Love upcycling as much as I do? Please check out my other projects here for inspiration before you go!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Love these!

  2. Excellent idea! Great execution of a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These are super amazing! I love the Cracker Jack find!

  4. Thanks for coming and linking up at #TheWeekendSocial. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on http://mccallumsshamrockpatch.wordpress.com/ ! I hope to see you there! We really enjoyed reading your blog and can not wait to see what you stun us with next!
    XoXo
    Heidy

  5. Cute and I appreciate the tutorial as I have been wanting to make some tags!

  6. Those are the cutest little charms! I’m so glad the hematite beads didn’t fit because they look perfect on the ends!

  7. What a cute idea!! I would love for you to stop by and share your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party!! …It’s still open…http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-4/

  8. Oh, these are SO CUTE!!! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week!

  9. Stopping by from Show Me Saturday link party. SO glad I came across this. I need to make some wine glass charms next week and had no idea where to begin.

  10. What a beautiful idea. Looking forward to making some of my own. 🙂 #HomeMattersParty

  11. arthritis100 says

    What a beautiful blog you have, love if you share your delicious charmed over wine posts at my Fabulous Friday Party.
    Thanks Maria
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-23/

    • Hi, Maria! Someone your comment ended up in my spam folder and I’m JUST seeing it now! I know that this link party is long-since-closed, but when will your next party go live? (day, time, time zone) Thanks!

  12. Sharon | Her Organized Chaos says

    I would have never thought to make wine charms! How fancy! Now I need some for all my wine glasses! Pinning and sharing! Thanks for linking this up to Totally Terrific Tuesday last week. I can’t wait to see what you have this week! Party goes live tonight at 9pm CST!

    Sharon
    herorganizedchaos.com

  13. Pinned! Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday! 🙂

  14. Love these charms 🙂 Thank you so much for attending week 19 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see 🙂 Have a great day!
    Nicole

  15. How Sweet!!!! I love these charms Sarah! Catching you!

  16. Would you believe I have Cracker Jack and Gumball charms from when I was a wee one?? They FINALLY have a purpose! Thank you so much for the fabulous idea Sarah. I’m going to make some for my girlfriend for my next visit to see her. She’ll love them.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  17. Great idea! These little toys remind me of when I was a little girl in the early 1960’s – I had an uncle by marriage whose Dad collected these and the little toys from the old bubble gum machines (they weren’t so junky back then). He put hundreds of them in a huge shadow box in his garage. It was just fascinating to look at them, for a child.

  18. Jenni Trimmer says

    Those! Those are the BOMB!!!

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