Guess what time it is?….it’s time for the next Pintester Movement (woot woot)
This time the Pintester has asked us to pick our own pin to test. Since I have been in a super “bride to be” state of mind every since I went to The Perfect Wedding Guide show last weekend I decided to choose the Glam DIY Champagne Glasses from Something Turquoise. The idea is to take craft paint and glam up some champagne glasses that you can use at your wedding (sounds simple enough)
The suggested supplies:
- Martha Stewart Crafts paint in your choice of glitter color
- Martha Stewart Crafts foam paint pounder
- Champagne glasses
- stenciling tape
- alphabet stickers
- little dish for your paint
My List of Supplies
- Assorted Martha Stewart Craft paints
- Martha Stewart Crafts foam paint pounder
- Wine Glasses — because who really uses champagne glasses anyway (not me) and if you have read my first Pinterest Movement post you will know I love wine.
- Stencil Tape
- Stick on Stencils
- A small bowl from my sushi set that is normally used for soy sauce
In the original post they go into a lot of detail about how to make each glass…..I will be doing the abbreviated version.
Glam Wine Glass #1 — Pink & Gold Bottom
This is by far the easiest of the three designs. All you do is dab whatever color you want on the bottom of the glass. As you go up you use less and less pressure to create a fade effect. I started with a pink color first then after it dried for about an hour I added a rose gold on top of it.
Glam Wine Glass #2 — Green C&J (top down)
The first step on design 2 is to take your stencil tape, or whatever tape you have and wrap it around the glass about 3/4 to 1 inch down from the rim. Unless you have some super craft abilities the line will probably not be straight and that is okay. Next you dab on whatever you want, similar to what you did for glass #1. In the original post they stop there but I decided to take it a step further. After the second coat of paint dried I used my stick on stencils to add mine and my fiance’s initials to the glass.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When using a stencil you HAVE to remove it before the paint starts to dry. I learned the hard way that if you don’t then the paint will come off with the stencil …boo!!
Glam Wine Glass #3 — L.O.V.E
So I completely deviated from the original post for glass #3. Instead of using a sticker and tape, I used my stencils to spell out the word LOVE (ahhhhh…cute right) The hard part about this design is getting all of the letters to line up straight across the glass. Once again, unless you have some magical craft powers it probably won’t happen so don’t spend forever trying to line everything up because you will become frustrated. Once you get all of the stencils on the glass then dab whatever color you want on them. As I mentioned earlier the key when using stencils is to remove the stencil while the paint is still wet.
Technically because the original post only had 3 designs this would be the end of my post ………………..However, because the box of wine glasses I bought came with 4 glasses I decided to make a 4th design in honor of the Pintester herself, Sonja Foust.
Glam Wine Glass #4 — P stand for Pintester.
If you are easily offended I suggest you stop reading now. However, if you are loyal follower of the Pintester (as I am) you know that the she is constantly making references to penises, balls, etc and since P stands for both Pintester and Penis I figured it was only appropriate to paint one on my last glass. For the front of the glass I used a “P” letter stencil. However, since neither JoAnn or Michael Craft stores carry penis stickers I had to make my own stencil for the back .
To do this I drew out a penis and then re drew the penis so that the balls weren’t totally lopsided. Once I got my penis perfect I used an exact-o knife to cut it out. Then, using the stencil tape I applied it to the glass and proceeded to dab on my paint. After I peeled off my homemade stencil I used my dabber to fill in the penis until it was just the right size
I have to admit that of all of the designs this one was the most fun to make and turned out the best. I highly suggest making one for a bachelorette party.
(Sonja…check you mailbox in the next week or two because this beauty is coming your way)
So there you have it, my attempt at making Glam Champagne/Wine glasses using a bunch of expensive Martha Stewart product. In my book this goes down as a Pin Win.
One last thing to note. Most of the paints are not supposed to be cured in the oven, which means you have to wait 21 day (really) before the paint won’t come off in the dishwasher. So be sure to read and follow the instructions on the paint bottle.