If you saw Wednesday’s post on my sister’s baby shower you would have seen these cute fringe wine glass name tags. I made 12, one for each guest in each of the three colours – mint, orange and grey.
These name tags are a sweet way to mark each guests’ wine glass to ensure there’s no mixup. I can pretty well guarantee your guests will love to see their name surrounded in pretty fringe, and you’ll love how simple it is to whip up a batch. Now let’s get started!
You can also use tissue paper. Crepe paper just adds more volume.
If you have fringe scissors then awesome, otherwise you can make multiple vertical cuts with regular scissors to get fringe.
You’ll need white glue (not pictured).
I used a calligraphy pen and white ink but a regular inky pen will work fine.
Feel free to have fun with different lengths and colours of fringe. You could even have several colours on one name tag. Why not?
1. Cut kraft paper into strips 8.5 inches long and 3/4 an inch high. Fold in half, line up edges, and cut a ribbon point (two points on each side) on the end.
2. Cut a piece of crepe paper 3 3/4 inch wide and however long the paper is. Fold in half multiple times until it is about 1.5 inches high. Cut along the folded edge so you now have multiple 3 3/4 x 1.5 inch strips.
3. With your fringe scissors or by making multiple vertical cuts, cut fringe along each length of your crepe paper, leaving a 1/4 inch margin in the centre. Take one strip, bead a line of white glue in the centre and place another strip on top. Do this two more times so you have four pieces of fringe crepe paper strips glued on top of each other.
4. Place a piece of double sided tape on one side of the inside of your kraft paper and stick the crepe paper on, making sure you have an even amount peeping above and below the kraft paper (about 1cm). Stick another piece of double sided tape on top of the crepe paper, but leave a 1/2 inch margin by the fold. You don’t want double sided tape on your wine glass. Don’t remove the tape cover just yet.
5. Using a fancy pen (I went for white ink calligraphy), write each guests name on a strip. Make sure the fold is on the left side, otherwise it will be upside down when you put it on.
6. Only do this step when it’s almost party time and you’re ready to decorate your wine glasses. Place the name tag’s fold right against the bottom of the glass stem and remove the double sided tape cover.
7. Align the ends to ensure the points meet up, then press the kraft paper against the tape on the crepe paper to seal your name tag. Voila! Fringerrific!
It’s not scientifically proven, but I think drinking out of a wine glass with fringe on it significantly boosts happiness levels, don’t you?
Happy fringing, celebrating and wine drinking!
(yes this can be used for non alcoholic drinks too…served in a wine glass.)
But are any of you celebrating an event this weekend?