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Your wineglass won't end up in the wrong hands when one of these brightly colored name tags identifies it. Use a permanent marker to write the name of a guest on a wide rubber band after placing it around a glass. Alternatively, you might use the bands as napkin rings that double as place cards.

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Anonymous
December 25, 2018
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Anonymous
August 29, 2012
Or just use a Sharpie (they come in lots of colors) and write their name on the part that sits on a surface -- comes right off in the dishwasher.
Anonymous
July 4, 2011
The rubberband would also help you hold onto the glass if it sweats (not a big problem with wine, but for other cold drinks). One of my social embarrassments was while drinking horchata in Mexico and having the sweaty glass slip through my hand and go crashing onto the tile floor - my hosts were very sweet and it was cleaned up quickly, but still felt like such a faux pas. I could've really used a rubberband at the time!
Anonymous
October 10, 2010
I like the charms you can buy for wine glasses and they are "charming" and not that expensive. My grandson has rubber bands on his sippy cups at daycare to distinguish his property! I do not like this Rubber Band ID for my company at all!
Anonymous
October 5, 2010
Aw C'mon ladies. Pier One is selling silicone bands like the "Live Strong" bands with sayings on them - one set for beer, a different set for wine. They are $9 a package. I work there and we can't keep them in stock. I will say, however, that I like the idea of putting them on a beer can better than a wineglass. We use coozies and I like the rubber band idea because it can be personalized. We do a lot of "pirate" type stuff on the lake. I also like the idea that a rubber band will fit aro
Anonymous
October 5, 2010
I think this would be great for kids in art class to keep tabs on their water cup or as a marker for a drinking cup for little kids. Nancy
Anonymous
October 5, 2010
In addition to the "tacky" factor, even normally reliable Sharpie ink comes off of rubber bands once they get wet. So your guests think you're cheap and they end up with ink all over their hands that they can't wash off.
Anonymous
October 5, 2010
All these prissy ones can't come to my party.... just joking. I probably wouldn't use it on formal glassware, either, but do love it for a picnic or outdoor party.
Anonymous
October 5, 2010
Count me on the team that thinks this is Tacky. Ugly. Gross. I don't want to smell rubber band while I'm sipping wine, to say nothing of the allergies that are fairly common. There are LOTS of ways to improvise wine charms that are better than this. Sorry, Martha. A big "are you serious?" from me.
Anonymous
August 14, 2010
This is a very clever idea ... not everything is a formal affair or for adults for that matter. If it is not an idea that you like ... just move on and find one that you do Grannie Annie!. I can see these at a backyard barbeque or for a children's party.
Anonymous
August 14, 2010
Maybe at an outdoor summer party with those hard cute plastic glasses. I certainly would not use them at indoor or holiday occasion.
Anonymous
August 13, 2010
CLEVER! CLEVER! CLEVER! THIS IS A GREAT IDEA!!! THANKS!
Anonymous
August 13, 2010
Sorry Martha -- this is just not in your usual classy league ~~~ A bit too tacky for you (and for me) Grannie Annie
Anonymous
August 12, 2010
What an awful idea. I am sure your guests would think you are too cheap to get wine charms. Ribbon, different color glasses, anything other than this. What about rubber allergy? Martha- this is not a good thing
Anonymous
August 12, 2010
Great and inexpensive idea.
Anonymous
August 11, 2010
I have bought individual wine glasses from the thrift stores for $1 to $3 apiece. Each glass is different from every other one. There are different colors, as well as different shapes. I let each person choose his/her own glass. People love it! No confusion.
Anonymous
August 11, 2010
Sorry but I don't think this is a good idea. My late mother had a noxious aversion to rubber and I believe there are probably a few others who feel the same way. She wouln't have touched this idea with a 10 foot pole!
Anonymous
August 11, 2010
Great Idea Auntie- will do just that!
Anonymous
August 11, 2010
For those of you who think this is TACKY, how about tying 1/2-inch wide ribbon around the bottom of the stem on the glass, leaving a bit of length for the guest to write his/her name.
Anonymous
August 11, 2010
My mother-in-law has been doing this for years
Anonymous
August 11, 2010
My mother-in-law has been doing this for years
Anonymous
August 11, 2010
I agree with weamond, TACKY!
Anonymous
August 11, 2010
I'm kind of shocked at this one. You get my first official ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Who wants rubberbands on their drinking glass. Not me! Martha, I think you should have thought this one through more!
Anonymous
November 11, 2009
I'm sure you can find wide rubber bands at any office supply store.
Anonymous
July 10, 2008
Where can you get these rubber bands?