- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2013
As we all know Pin terest (for those that are on it) is the bomb right now and we have all come across something or another that has inspired something in our weddings. My baby sister came across this frosted vase rubber band do hickey thing which some of you may have seen. It’s pretty cool and it gave me an idea! Start the beginning of my very first DIY project for my wedding that is next Jan 26.
First was finding the types of glasses that I wanted, which turned out to be NO trouble at ALL. I have this amazing thrift store called Faith Farm and they have the most amazing prices on things. I got two BOXES of assorted wine glasses, snifters and some tealight holders (all stemmed in some way) for maybe $8 or so. Like I said, they have crazy pricing! Home Depot was my next stop.
I will save you the 2nd trip I had to make and tell you now that you have to get 2 types of spray paint while you are there. Krylon makes a glass frosting paint and whatever color you want your glasses to be when you are done (mine was burgundy). If you want to, pick up some paper and painters tape as well (to tape off the stems,else you’ll be cleaning them by hand later to get the overspray off). I couldn’t find them at Home Depot so I also stopped at Walmart and got two sizes of rubberbands (thick and thin). Then it was off to the house to start my project. (Don’t worry pictures are coming)!
Now pick a glass, any glass. 🙂 take one of each rubberband and wrap them around the top of the glass like so…
Now I skipped ahead and told you to get the frosting paint but I didn’t at first. This was a mistake. Turns out that spray paint alone does not like to stick to glass very well. Hence the outcome below.
It was very spotty and thick and just didn’t look good at all. So I had to give it something to stick to. Hence the frosting spray. This was made for glass so it sticks just fine and once it’s dry the spray paint has something to stick to as well.
So once you have your glass all wrapped up in your rubberbands you will give it a light coating in the frosting spray. I just held it by the stem and turned it in my hand as I sprayed it. FYI, wear gloves or you will be washing your hands in alcohol or turpentine or whatever else to get it off yourself (again, like I did). This is what it will look like once it is sprayed and drying…
Let this dry for about 20 mins or so and you are ready for step number 2 (or is this 3 or 4, I can’t keep track anymore, lol). Now I am a very impatient person and didn’t wrap my stems and will be paying the price for this later with the overspray that I have to clean up but you can either do it now or you can have done it before this step. The frosting doesn’t really look like anything on the stem at this point if you haven’t done it and still want to.
Take your colored spray paint and give it as light or as dark a dusting as you would like BUT make sure it’s still a dusting. You don’t want your paint dripping down when you’re done or it will look just as bad as my first ones did. Make sure to go all the way around and underneath (if you choose to, which I did). It should look like then when you are done….
I left it to dry for about an hour or so (just to be on the safe side). Once it is all dry you will just carefully peal your rubberbands off the glasses (and paper and tape if it’s there). If you did it to heavy there will be a lip of paint that you can feel. You shouldn’t be able to. It should be as smooth as the glass itself. This is what it will look like when it’s done. Trust me, the pictures really don’t do these justice (I am NO photographer)….
As I said, my stems need to be cleaned but you see the design and how awesome these will be with tealights in them! 🙂
There were 5 different sets in this batch and I have one more box to do.
The snifter (smallest ones) have to be by far and away my favorite of all of them!
I hope you guys enjoyed my travels into the world of paint, glass and rubberbands! I know it was definately an experiance for me. Let me know what you think and hopefully I have inspired someone else to take the leap and try something new and exciting for their wedding!