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DIY Chalkboard Wood Slice Wine Charms {don’t lose your glass!}

Create your own DIY chalkboard wood slices for wine charms! They make excellent presents to!

The Happy Housie DIY Chalkboard Wood Slice Wine Charms graphic.

Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas- it is hard to believe that it is all over and that tomorrow is already New Years Eve!

Today I can’t wait to share this easy and practical idea for whipping up some DIY Chalkboard Wood Slice Wine Charms- just in time for New Years Eve.

 The numbered wood slice charms on the table beside wine glasses.

It can be pretty tough to keep track of your wine glass at big dinners and events- you put it down for a second to do something and suddenly there are three other wine glasses that look exactly the same as yours in the general vicinity of where you think you placed yours. What to do? Risk drinking someone else’s wine… or use a wine charm??

These are fast and easy to make.

Here is what you need:

Pliers, paint and wire laid out for the tutorial.


Wood slices, craft/jewelry wire, jewelry clasps, wire cutters and needle nose pliers, chalkboard paint (see my homemade recipe below), and a chalk paint pen (or a real paint pen if you don’t want to make them permanent).

Start by drilling a small hole in your wood slices (we placed our holes 1/4-1/3 of the way down from the ‘top’ of the slice).

I used some wood slices that my husband kindly cut for me out of some branches in our yard- but you can pick up packages of little wood slices at your local craft store as well.

Little wood slice chips beside bigger ones.

Then use some chalkboard paint….

DIY Chalkboard Paint Recipe by thehappyhousie graphic.

And paint the inner part of the wood round using the chalkboard paint…

The Happy Housie DIY Chalkboard Wood Slice Wine Charms painting.

Once dry, string through some jewelry wire and add jewelry clasps…

DIY Chalkboard Wood Slice Wine Charms adding wire to the slices.

Label them as you choose- I used a chalk paint pen to number mine- but you could also use a white paint pen if you want yours to be more permanent.

The chalk paint pen is washable and gives a finer more durable finish then using regular chalk. I bought mine at Michaels.

The Happy Housie DIY Chalkboard Wood Slice Wine Charms poster.

Quick, easy, and practical -never lose your wine glass again!

Glasses with red wine and the charms around them.


Do you like to go out and really celebrate on New Years Eve? Or have a quiet evening and stay in?

Whatever you decide- I hope you have a fabulous end to 2013! See you again in 2014:)

Oh- and did you get a chance to enter the $400 Cash Giveaway (pay off your holiday bills!!) – if not, hop over here to enter.


Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!



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  1. Quick question- does the chalk paint pen or the paint pen make them permanent? I was confused when reading about the pens- I would think the paint pen would be permanent. Thanks for clarifying. I enjoy reading all your posts!

    1. Hi Karen! Sorry, I probably didn’t explain it very clearly- I would use a paint pen if you want the labels to be permanent. You can use a chalk paint pen if you want to be able to wash it off with water and a cloth- though if you were planning to label and re-label frequently I would probably use a regular piece of chalk because the chalk paint pen takes a little more scrubbing. Good luck with your project – and thanks for your kind comments!!

    1. Hi Amy!! I totally agree- I wanted to get to them before Christmas because I thought they would make a great hostess gift idea as well… but you know how busy everyone got before the holidays!! They would be good for anytime of year though anyhow:) Happy New Year to you as well!!

    1. Thank you Diana!! I totally appreciate your comments and support of my blog this year- more than you can know!! I hope you have a great New Years Eve:)

    1. Thanks Tasha! I have a few similar ideas up my sleeve that I plan to share soon- I am a bit gaga for chalkboards these days too:) Happy New Year!

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