Picnic season is nearly upon us. One of my favorite easy "date nights" with my husband is to walk with the family to a nearby park, set up a picnic blanket, and enjoy dinner and conversation and a glass of wine as the girls play on the playground. It's nice to get a little bit of romance and quiet adult time, even when we don't have a babysitter.
- Heavy Duty Pliers (I use lineman's pliers)
- Thick bamboo skewer
- Floral grapevine wire
- hot glue gun
- silk flowers (optional)
First, cut a 30" length of the grapevine wire (available in the craft department of major craft stores). Bend 8 to 9 inches back over itself, and twist to create a double-strong length of wire at one end. Leave about an inch of the wire sticking out like a tail. Wrap the single-thickness portion of the wire tightly around the bamboo skewer, starting at the non-pointy end (you want to leave the pointy end free to push into the grass).
Coil the double-thickness portion of wire into an open C shape that gets wider as it spirals upwards so the wine glass can sit nicely in it.
The wire should be pretty secure already, but I give it a little extra permanence with my hot glue gun. Embellish with a few silk flowers, if desired.
These wine glass holders take only a few minutes to make, and are such a wonderful tool to use on a picnic. What's your favorite way to bring a little romance to an average evening?
My way, Nicole, is for my husband and I to ask each other what made our day special and really listen.