Scrapbook Paper and Gel Nail Polish Wine Charms Tutorial and Barefoot Refresh®

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Tracking Pixel

I love it when I get to work with brands I really admire.  I was delighted to work with Barefoot Refresh® for this post, and was compensated to create this fun craft to make drinking Barefoot Refresh® even better!

I love outdoor entertaining--especially when we fire up the wood-fired pizza oven and invite over a bunch of our friends and neighbors.   It's easy to entertain a crowd with a pizza oven; it's part spectacle, and since it only takes 90 seconds to cook a pizza, we can feed a large crowd quickly, and accommodate a huge range of dietary preferences and needs. Vegans to omnivores and everything in-between, we've got you covered.  We always provide a selection of beverages for our guests, too, and when it's hot outside, cold drinks definitely are the beverage of choice.  These light Barefoot Refresh® Spritzers are going to be a huge hit the next time we fire up the pizza oven!  I typically gravitate toward crisp whites, but this Summer Red Spritzer would be amazing with our homemade pizzas! It’s a lively and refreshing blend of Pinot Noir Rosé and Moscato that will pair perfectly!

With a large group of guests, it's easy to get glasses mixed up, and I love using charms around the stem to help identify my glass.  For special parties, I've made custom disposable paper charms to match a theme, but I wanted to make a set of more durable charms, too.  

Using plain paper only lasts one or two uses so I decided to experiment with my gel nail polish, and see if I could use it to make some easy, pretty, durable charms.

I used my hexagon punch to create pretty geometric shapes out of complimentary (but different!) scrapbook papers. I used gel nail polish as a base coat and top coat to create a clear, durable coating. Then a quick cure under UV light was all it took to create the shiny, hard protective shell over the scrapbook paper.

 

I especially loved the way the finished product looked on metallic papers, like the gold.  It took on almost a hammered metal look.

Now all I need to do is get a selection of Barefoot Refresh® spritzers, fire up the pizza oven, and invite friends over.  Ah, outdoor entertaining perfection!

I'd also like to mention how much I appreciate that Barefoot Wines is once again a sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Taste of the Town fundraiser.  Fabulous food, great wines, and an important cause--get your tickets now for the event on October 17th!  Thank you, Barefoot, for using your amazing products to support such a wonderful cause!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barefoot Refresh®. Content for 21+.

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido