Gift idea #1: Holy Medal Wine Charms
Ever been at a party with wine, put down your glass and then find yourself guessing which one is yours when you return for it? Wine charms were invented exactly for this dilema. They are like a little name tag for your glass that is much more attractive than sharpie on a plastic cup. When it comes to a homemade, personalized gift I don't think it can get much simpler.
Step 1: Put holy medals on wine rings.
You did it! Great job.
Now for some tips. You can buy wine rings here or here. Medals can be found online or at your local Catholic store. Try to pick medals that have a special meaning to your recipient; perhaps their namesake, favorite saint or the patron of their alma mater.
If you want to add a little flare to your charms you can put beads on the loops.
The beads shown above are compliments of my grade school bead collection. I can't decide if it is a good thing or a bad thing that I have kept them all these years.