Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Wine Glass Charms Using the Maker's Adaptive Tool System

Did you get a Cricut Maker for Christmas and are afraid to take it out of the box? Or, have you set it up, but not sure where to start? Don't let the machine intimidate you! If you are new to the Cricut Maker, head over and read my Cricut Maker FAQ post, then come back and check out how easy it is to change out the tools for any project you can dream up. Today I am am using the Knife Blade and Metallic Pen to make custom wine glass charms, perfect for Valentine's Day or for a hostess gift.

I am am using the Knife Blade and Metallic Pen in my Cricut Maker to make custom wine glass charms, perfect for Valentine's Day or for a hostess gift.

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Changing the Tools in the Cricut Maker


First things first! You need to make sure you have the correct tools for your project. It is easy to change out the tools in the Maker because the screen helps you by prompting you which tools you need to use and when to change them out. For this project, I am using a metallic pen and the knife blade.

I am am using the Knife Blade and Metallic Pen in my Cricut Maker to make custom wine glass charms, perfect for Valentine's Day or for a hostess gift.

To insert the pen, remove the cap, then open the clamp on the left tool holder and place it in the housing, pressing until you hear a click, then close the clamp. For the knife blade, open the clamp on the right and remove the fine point blade, insert the knife blade with the flat side toward the back of the machine. The wheel covered in the plastic housing will be facing you. Once the housing has been inserted, close the clamp. Now you are all set!

I am am using the Knife Blade and Metallic Pen in my Cricut Maker to make custom wine glass charms, perfect for Valentine's Day or for a hostess gift.

I am am using the Knife Blade and Metallic Pen in my Cricut Maker to make custom wine glass charms, perfect for Valentine's Day or for a hostess gift.

I am am using the Knife Blade and Metallic Pen in my Cricut Maker to make custom wine glass charms, perfect for Valentine's Day or for a hostess gift.


Note: If this is the first time using your knife blade you MUST follow the directions on the screen to calibrate it, otherwise you cannot move forward. The software walks you through the process. Simply follow the instructions on the screen.


Supplies Needed for Wine Glass Charms


Cricut Maker 
Knife Blade
Metallic Pen
StrongGrip Mat
Cricut Faux Leather
Stemware Hoop Hardware
Fabric glue or Hot glue
Wine Glass Charm Project


I started by opening up the Cricut Design Space and created the tags using a Pennant shape and adding text to each one. You can use my design HERE. Follow the directions on the screen to begin the cut. It prompted me to insert the pen first for the writing, then it cut the shapes. Once both steps are complete, you can unload the mat and remove your project.

I am am using the Knife Blade and Metallic Pen in my Cricut Maker to make custom wine glass charms, perfect for Valentine's Day or for a hostess gift.

To assemble the wine charms, fold the pennant in half across the hoop and glue together. I used clothespins to hold the pennant closed while the fabric glue dried. That's it!

I am am using the Knife Blade and Metallic Pen in my Cricut Maker to make custom wine glass charms, perfect for Valentine's Day or for a hostess gift.

I am am using the Knife Blade and Metallic Pen in my Cricut Maker to make custom wine glass charms, perfect for Valentine's Day or for a hostess gift.

I am am using the Knife Blade and Metallic Pen in my Cricut Maker to make custom wine glass charms, perfect for Valentine's Day or for a hostess gift.

Do you have a Cricut Maker? If so, what are your favorite projects to make?

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I am am using the Knife Blade and Metallic Pen in my Cricut Maker to make custom wine glass charms, perfect for Valentine's Day or for a hostess gift.

Disclosure: I am part of the Cricut Blogger Program and may receive supplies to complete my projects, but all thoughts are 100% my own. I love my Cricut and am excited to share my projects with you!

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