- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
These are my bridesmaid gifts. They were very time consuming, partly because I am a perfectionist. I am super glad with the way they came out though. So I thought I would share with everyone else.
1. I purchased some good quality wine glasses. I got mine on clearance at Big Lots for about $8 for a box of 6. They are heavy and seem to be very good glasses.
2. I searched through Word and Notepad to find a font that I really like. I chose to use Curlz MT I used a 20 font, but you will probably have to play with it, depending on the size of your glasses.
3. I do not have a printer so I hand traced them off of my computer screen. Then I folded them down to size and taped them to the inside of the cup.
4. Then I tried a few different brushes, until I got the ones I needed. I found that the small tipped brushes were easiest to use when tracing the letters.
5. Next, make sure you buy the right stuff. I had to make a run to WalMart because I bought the wrong paint. MAKE SURE YOU USE THE ENAMEL PAINT. It will have a pick of a wine glass on it. This is made especially for glass painting, and when finished is dishwasher safe.
6. Next, I just traced the template as best I could onto the wine glasses. I warn you it took forever to get these the way I liked.
7. After I traced all the letters. I did the same thing, but with all their names. To make it personal.
8. After all the names were done, I used a circle sponge and spotted on polka dots. And I used the bottom of my paint brushes to polka dot the stems of the glasses.
9. After I looked them over, I decided I wanted our names on the bases. So, I very carefully handpainted our names and monogram on the bases. This was done without a template. So I am super happy with them.
10. Once they look the way you want them, you bake them in the oven to seal the paint. I put them all on a cookie sheet pan rims down. Make sure you leave them with enough room to not be touching.I set the oven to 350 degrees according to the paint bottles, and cooked them for 30 min. I left them in the oven over night. since I didn’t want to mess them up in any way.
11. Once they were all done, I did notice some air bubbles in the paint. I just took my nails and ran them over, to get rid of them. They weren’t on every glass.
12. Here is the finished product. 🙂
Hope you guys like them… And I encourage you to try these!!