DIY: Wine glass charms

December is here! The first snow has fallen, many houses are already twinkling with lights and, oh boy, the holiday parties have begun. Don’t worry – there’s no need to stress hosting – this holiday season we are sharing our tricks. Take a look at our tips from earlier this week on stocking a home bar and giving gifts that don’t break the bank. We’ve got one more trick for you right here, and it’s as easy as 1-2-3. Unique wine glass charms are functional and pretty so why not try this DIY out next time you’re having people over for wine?

Time Needed: Two minutes.

Tools: Hinge clasp hoops and charms and/or beads.

All the supplies you need.

 Thin earrings will work if you can’t make it to the craft store to get hoops. Just make sure they have a hinge closure like this.

Step 1: Gather your preferred adornments and hoops.

Step 2: Add the charms to the hoops.

Step 3: Use.

There you go, another fast and easy trick. It might even save you, and your manicure, from washing a few glasses.

City Living: Miracle Thieves

One of our favourite things about living in a big city like Toronto is finding those unique, magical spots that make you feel right at home the moment you walk in. Across from the northern edge of Trinity Bellwoods Park is a place just like that called Miracle Thieves.

Photo from Blog TO.

Miracle Thieves is the brainchild of Jennifer Maramba and Tiffany Naval and is best described as a ‘creative space’. On any given day, Miracle Thieves wears a number of different hats including that of a retail store, art gallery and community arts space. Their mandate is to “facilitate the growth of the individual’s creativity, while also serving as a platform for Toronto’s emerging creative economy.”

Since their opening in mid-July, Miracle Thieves has hosted a number of workshops open to the general public. They have varied from jewelry making to makeup application to visual branding. Inspired by all these creative endeavours, some of the girls from the fourth floor organized a pumpkin diorama workshop. On a sunny Sunday just before Halloween, we scooped out pumpkin guts, painted with glitter and channeled our creativity into pumpkin masterpieces. 

Our @bigail‘s pumpkin masterpiece.

The ladies at Miracle Thieves made the coordination of the workshop seamless and easy. We simply sent them our harebrained idea (“Here’s a craft! Now, how do we make it?”) and they created a custom workshop for us. If you just want to play around and connect with your inner child, Miracle Thieves also holds Open Studio on Wednesday evenings. At this pay-what-you-can craft night, activities range from creating greeting cards and collages to collaborative, interactive art projects. Stop by one night and find your inner craft.

Miracle Thieves is located at 249 Crawford St. Visit their website for more info or find them here on Twitter and Facebook