I'm seriously SO in love with my latest craft.
**Project Stemless Wine Glasses** - so sick of not being able to tell who's glass is who's.
I searched & searched for a DIY tutorial on Pinterest on something to help guide me in making chalkboard wine glass labels... but my search results were either the 'dipped' stems (mine are stemless - favs) or I had to BUY the labels or the glasses pre-made.
$28 + $14 shipping...for 4 glasses?? Um...no thanks.
I'll stick with my $8 cheapy set thank you...just have to figure out a way to DIM! (**do it myself!**)
THIS tutorial did pop up in my search online... but it was just a plain-ish rectangle on the glass, and I wanted a little fancy label. She also used chalkboard paint rather than spray paint which I thought would be easier/quicker/look better, etc. So I found a simple label via Google images, printed it out & traced it onto a plastic template. Then I carefully cut it out, but from the INside, so that I was left with a hollow template.
I excitedly bust out my set of sad, plain stemless', covered them head-to-toe in painters tape & plastic bags...then traced the template directly onto the painters tape. Then with my X-acto knife, I suuuper carefully followed the lines and cut out the tape. It would've been cute to have a 'fancier' label with more curves & points, but then cutting it out would've been HARD!
Then I took them all outside and prepped each with a few rubs of a sander - just to get the glass a little rough, so the spray paint would have something to 'grab' onto, rather than the slick surface of glass. I sprayed on 3 light coats, with drying time in-between. Doing this while it was a little warm and with a breeze outside I think made this process faster - I HATE waiting for paint to dry.
Finally I brought them all back inside & let them rest for a few hours....then I couldn't wait any longer and started sloooowly pealing away the tape...
Voila - magical little glasses - no more "which is mine??" confusion!!
Did I say I mention I'm in love??
|NOTE: handwash only!!|