It’s kind of fun pulling out old photos of crafts I’ve done in the past. (Yes, I’ve always been narcissistic enough to photograph my work for posterity.) This is a project from over a year ago – eek! – that I did as a gift for my best friend’s big 3-0 birthday.
Living so far away from all our oldest friends and all our family can be hard at times, especially for big occasions like weddings and babies and milestone birthdays. That’s why it was practically a present to myself to help plan to bring my best friend to Vegas with her husband and daughter for her birthday. Her name is also Meg, as you will see below. 🙂
Meg collects those fun Lolita wine glasses, like this one she gave me when my son was born. Hands down, my favorite glass to drink from after a long day!
Anyways, as so often happens, my craft-addled brain went, “Hmm…I wonder if I could make something like that….”
……such thoughts almost ALWAYS lead to a trip to Joanns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or the like. This time, I hit up Joanns for some glass paint and tacked on a stop at Bed Bath and Beyond for a decent single wine glass – I could have probably hit up a cheaper store, but I didn’t want my present to crack at its first washing!
I’d make a tutorial about this, except I wasn’t blogging back then, so I only have after photos – plus, all I really did was paint! For some of the more intricate images, I printed clip art and taped it to the inside of the glass as a stencil/trace pattern of sorts. After I got my main images on, I essentially winged the final touches. Good thing I liked the end result, or I might have been minus a prezzie!
Expert Tip: drinking wine while painting intricate letters or images on a wine glass is not typically the best way to go. Or so I read once…