Hidey-ho neighbors! [Did anyone else watch Home Improvement?! We were obsessed in my family.]
I have been busy at my little apartment, staying up all night [literally, I went to bed after 6 this morning.] playing my video game [beaten!] and doing crafty things. I actually have a couple of craft projects to blog about, but since they are a surprise for Shane when he gets home, they will have to wait until next week. <3
But this is one I really had so much fun doing! I got the idea from [what else] Pinterest, and I was like…. maybe I can do that?
Painting wine glasses!
So I ran out and bought supplies, really only needed the glasses though, since I have so much acrylic paint lying around.
Here are the items I used:
+Sharpie oil based paint pens
+ Painters tape
+Paintbrushes (any to be used with acrylic paint should be fine)
+Acrylic craft paint (regular kind, except for the Martha Stewart chalkboard type on one project)
+Plain, washed wine glasses
Instructions are pretty simple, also.
+Wash and dry wine glass.
+Paint wine glass as desired. It will take a few coats of acrylic paint to stop looking streaky/see through. I started by painting the bottom of the glass, then painting the top portion last. Allow to completely dry.
+Paint a gloss glaze.
+Put on a tinfoil covered cookie sheet and place in a cool oven. *DO NOT PREHEAT BEFORE PUTTING GLASS IN* Set oven temp to 350* F and set timer for 20 minutes. (This includes time for the oven to preheat.)
+Turn the oven off and do not remove glass for another 10 minutes.
+Remove from oven and allow to fully cool before use.
Pretty simple, huh?
Here are the designs I came up with! [Or ‘borrowed’ from online shopping.]
This is by far my favorite. It’s really difficult to get a good photograph angle, but it’s so pretty. It also took the most time/work! I painted the bottom like stated above [under the glass] then used the black Sharpie paint pen to make the branches. This one I did NOT use a gloss glaze on.
You knew this was coming, huh? Haha. This one was pretty straightforward. Paint, gloss, done.
My spiderwebs again! I sure do love to draw these. Definitely the easiest one to make.
This one I found online and made a replica of [since I’d rather make it myself than buy it], and I used painter’s tape to portion off about 1/3 of the stem, and painted chalkboard paint on the TOP of the stem and bottom of the glass. Then used a white Sharpie oil based pen to write my name. No gloss glaze.
I think I might make more of these since they are so pretty and classy and simple. I have an idea to make one for the name of every guest that visits us, so we can end up with a nice little collection, and a cute way to hold on to memories. <3
Hope you like them! I;’m making more, but these are just the ones I’ve finished so far. I’ll probably post more as I do them.
Well I’m off! Have a great day everyone!