Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Random Acts of Craftiness- September

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Oh boy.  Today is a big day.  It’s the first link up of the Random Acts of Craftiness challenge.

blog craft challenge

If you are new around here/have a bad memory…the Random Acts of Craftiness challenge is being hosted by Erin over at His and Hers.  Each month a random item is selected.  Bloggers are encouraged to use their noggins and come up with a unique/never been completed craft project using the selected item.

September’s challenge item was game pieces.

I love board games.  I especially love board games when I win.  I get competitive.  I resort to any and all measures to win.  I’m a notorious cheater.  I should probably be paying for therapy for my younger brother.  The kid never won a single board game growing up.  Seriously.  I can teach you to cheat at any and all board games.  It’s a skill.

I chose Clue for my challenge.  Clue is one of my favorites.  How do you cheat at Clue?  You look at what cards are left in the box to eliminate Mrs. Peacock and that pesky Professor Plumb.

You know what goes good with board game cheating? Wine.  And that ladies and gentlemen is how I came up with the answer to September’s challenge.

I combined the Clue weapons and board markers with some earwires to make wine glass charms.

Clue Wine Glass Charms2

Clue Wine Glass Charms-1


These are super easy to make.  Attach your earwires to the pieces either by slipping the wire into holes (like the revolvers trigger opening) or wrap them around the pieces. Regular ol’ wire would actually probably work as well.  Place the new “wine charms” at the base of your wine glasses.  It’ll be hard to mix up wine glasses now.  You definitely won’t confuse Mr. Green for a revolver.

Game Piece items

Be sure to head on over to His and Hers and check out all of the entries.  Nate is the husband judge this month so we’ll be stopping by all of them!

Did you participate in the challenge?  What’s your favorite board game?  Do you cheat at board games or do you insist on fair play?

Linking up to: His and Hers


  1. I love how your project turned out! Funny coincidence - my first idea for board games was to use the clue gameboard (each room) as coasters and the pieces as charms so if you lost your drink you could say "Professor Plum with the candlestick in the library" (haha it still cracks me up).

  2. These are too cute!! I would claim the pistol every time! haha :)

  3. I applaud you for going with the neglected Clue rather than the so overdone Monopoly :).

  4. Those are the most unique wine charms I've ever seen! Clue is a favourite of mine too. :)

  5. I was ever-so-hopeful upon seeing your blog title that we'd be treated to some drunken crafting. Alas, your charms are quite delightful.

  6. These are really cute! I'd definitely be claiming the pistol each time too!

  7. These are so cute! And will definitely would be a good conversation starter over a glass of wine!

  8. Love this! Way to combine a childhood favorite with an adult treat :) I would be so tickled if I showed up at a party and somebody one of these in my hand. And then I'd blather on like an idiot about how much I loved Clue as a kid--the game (of course) and even the movie. Anybody else? Such a classic.

  9. Those are so cute!! I did something with the game of clue too! Megan

  10. I always knew you were my partner in crime with this challenge. Baha. Get it? Crime? Clue? It was Michelle, on her blog, with the revolver.

    I'll try harder on my next comment.

    (Way cute use of the pieces!!)

  11. Cute! Can I have the candlestick glass so I can drink the Professor into the ground in the library?

  12. Cute! I love clue. I was trying to think what I could do with the pieces, but drew a blank.

  13. Great idea! So simple but so great.

  14. Cute idea! I would have never thought of anything good for this challenge. My creativity is lacking.


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