Many people have parties and festivities to celebrate the 4th of July. Are you having people over or going to a party for the independence day holiday?
My husband and I am inviting a big group of people on the July 1st, just before the holidays. We are doing something non-USA-traditional though. To make this bbq party memorable for our guests, we thought of a unique theme: Turkey. That includes Turkish food and Turkish decorations. The party colors will be red and white, which is the Turkish flag colors. Lately, I have been working on different party favors. (Stay tuned...this week!)
Here is my first project; glass charms with famous evil eyes. You can make your own glass charms with this simple tutorial.
Materials: artistic wire (I used 20 gauge), variety of beads, wire cutter, round nose pliers, a round shaped object - I used a nail polish cap
Step 1: Curve your wire in between 1- 2 inches in diameter. I used one of my favorite nail polish caps to create even circles. Then, slide the wrapped wire from the circular object you used.
Step 2: Cut the circles by keeping around 1/8" overlap in both ends to leave space to curve the ends.
Step 3: Using your round nose pliers, curve one end of your circle peace inwards so that the ends are not sharp.
Step 4: Slide the bead from the other end through the wire.
Step 5: Repeat the step #3 for the other end of the wire. Make sure there is no sharp edges on the charm.
Step 6: Place the glass charm to a glass and squeeze the ends slightly with your hand. That way the charms will not fall.
Step 7: Repeat the steps with the number of glass charms you wish to make.
Step 8: Now, enjoy your cup of drink from your charmed glasses with extra protection with the evil eyes.