DIY Trophy Wine Toppers
Holidays are always a wonderful time of year for gatherings of food and friends. Each year I love to come up with a unique hostess gift for the holidays that I can share with those that open up their home to our little family. Of course, making time to craft during such a busy season is a challenge, isn’t it? That’s why I came up with this easy 5-minute DIY Trophy Wine Topper gift you can create for the holidays and, my gift to you, are beautifully designed labels that you can attach for the gift-giving season for an effortless gift.
Vintage Trophies (see my notes below for where to purchase these)
Wine Corks (available at most craft stores)
Hammer & Large Screw or a Drill
Where Do I Find Vintage Trophies?
If you don’t have the time to go thrift shopping or have any old trophies lying around, I found eBay was an excellent spot for finding trophies on a budget. Sellers specifically sell vintage trophy toppers that don’t include the stand with the topper which makes for easy and inexpensive shipping. These trophy toppers are exactly as they arrived to me (priced at about $7 each which included my shipping) which helped cut down on figuring out what to do with the rest of the trophy!
If you purchase one with the stand, simply unscrew the topper to use it for your wine stopper. There should be a nut that holds it into place that you can loosen to remove your trophy topper. It really is as simple as that.
1. Puncture the center of your wine corks with a large screw and tap with your hammer or drill a hole with a small drill bit, being careful not to go all the way through your cork to create a spot to insert your trophy topper.
2. Screw the trophy topper into the hole you have created until the screw is flush to the cork.
3. Print out our free wine labels on heavy cardstock. Using a pair of scissors, cut out your label and then place a hole with a hole punch where we have it labeled on the tag. Tie this to your topper and share it with your favorite winer/whiner/winner. Yup, winner!
Five minutes and zero craft skills required?
Pair this gift with a great bottle of wine for a gift that truly is one-of-a-kind.
PS- If anyone would like to gift me one of these for the holidays, I just couldn’t refuse this award-winning idea!
Cheers, friends, and the happiest of holidays to you from your Kenmore family!
Amy Allen Clark has been the driving force behind MomAdvice since 2004. In addition to running a successful community for women and running after her two kids, she has appeared on The Early Show, and in Parents magazine, Redbook, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, MSN Money and The New York Times.