After about a week of torrential rain, I hear summer is apparently just around the corner. Thursday, they say… can you tell I’m counting down the hours?

I’ve got summer dresses at the ready, a whole bunch of barbecue recipes I want to try, and yet here I am still wearing a coat and carrying an umbrella in mid-June. It feels like a bit of a joke now, doesn’t it?

In anticipation of all the barbecues and garden parties that are actually ahead of us, today, I’m excited to team up with Coop as they have just launched a website grouping together crafts and recipes encouraging people to make all sorts of beautiful things for this summer’s barbecues. You can check out my feature here.

I’ve always thought wine glass tags were a great idea but wanted to find a slightly more original way to put a name tag around the stem of a glass. With the help of a printer and some flower pounding (yes, that is an official term), I made these and I love how they turned out.

Here’s what you’ll need to make these DIY wine glass tags:

  • A4 white card 220g
  • A few pansies from the garden or potted from Coop Brico + Loisirs
  • Washi tape
  • A hammer
  • Glue
  • Gold leaf
  • 2 paintbrushes
  • Scissors

All of the materials are available at Coop

Step 1: Print out names of your party guests on white card leaving enough space around them. I used Letter Gothic Std in font size 35 in black and lilac although I think the black worked best.

Step 2: Place a pansy upside down on top of the printed name. Be careful how you place it – the name should be on one of the lower petals facing the right way.

Step 3: Press down lightly and tape flat with washi tape.

Step 4: Hammer gently until all petals are bruised but not smashed.

Step 5: Carefully peel off the flower from the paper.

Step 6: Cut around the flower print leaving a white boarder.

Step 7: Using your fingers or a paintbrush, place a small amount of glue on the white border. Place the gold leaf on top.

Step 8: Leave to dry and brush excess off with a dry brush. Brush quite vigorously as the gold leaf looks best a little imperfect.

Step 9: Cut half way down in a straight line and the cut out a circle big enough to go around the stem of your wine glass.

Repeat for however many party guests you have and you’re ready to never lose your wine glass again. Oh, and make sure to make some for the little ones, too, so they don’t feel left out! I learnt that the hard way.

Happy DIYign and barbecuing and big bisous from rainy (for now) Switzerland. xS

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with

Photos by Nicole Hertel