Iowa Bound!!

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We are Iowa bound y’all! After an extremely stressful finals week (Only 2 emotional break downs this time!) we are finally going home to see our families, friends, and attend my brothers high school graduation! Then on Tuesday we are headed to Chicago with some friends for a few days. We will then return to Iowa for Memorial Day weekend. I will be sharing pictures along the way and sharing our adventures! I didn’t bring along my laptop, so we will see how this goes on my phone!!
Enjoy the weekend!
Katelyn

DIY Glittered Cocktail Glasses

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If you are new here, out of all the things you could know me, there is one that you need to know. I love glitter. This past Christmas, I made glitter coffee mugs for my friends. Unfortunately, I don’t drink a whole lotta coffee. Nor do I drink a whole lotta cocktails either, but I do drink a lot of juice! You can put juice in a cocktail glass, right? I’m just going to go with yes, yes you can.

This project is just like the coffee mugs, so it’s versatile! It also cost me about $2/glass. Not bad, huh!?

Materials:

  • Martha Stewart Decoupage – Multi-Surface Durable Gloss Finish (It doesn’t have to be this particular decoupage. Any WATER PROOF decoupage will work. Mod Podge will NOT work because it is waterbased. Therefore it will slowly dissolve as the glasses are washed. I can say for a fact that this decoupage has held up very well!)
  • Glasses (I got mine at the Dollar Tree!)
  • Glitter
  • Paint Brushes

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{Step 1} Wash and completely dry the glasses

{Step 2} Using a paint brush, apply the decoupage. Use thin layers to ensure that it will dry evenly. If you prefer a crisp line, use painters tape to mark a line on the glass. I wanted something a little less perfect, so I just painted around the glass. I have uneven spots, but I like it!

{Step 2}

{Step 3} Apply the first layer of glitter! I just poured it over the glass over a piece of paper. Then I poured the glitter back into the glitter container. {Nothing fancy there!}

 

{Step 4} Let the glass dry. I let mine sit out for an hour before I tapped off all of the extra glitter and poured the glitter back into the containers.

 

{Step 5} Apply another layer of decoupage. With this layer, you need to go slow to make sure the glitter isn’t rubbed off. Also, make sure your glass is completely dry before applying the next layer or else it will glob up and look messy.

{Step 4}

{Step 6} Add the last layer of glitter, just like before!

{Step 7} Repeat Step 3!

{Step 8} Repeat Step 5! And then you wait. For best results, follow the drying directions on your bottle of decoupage. When I gave these out for Christmas, the glasses dried for about 8 or 10 days before people started using them. Technically they are supposed to cure for 28 days. My mom has been using hers everyday and it hasn’t chipped yet! You might want to add another layer of decoupage to make a stronger seal on the glass. Be sure to cover any open edges of glitter to ensure a waterproof glass!

*Hand wash glasses with warm soapy water. Do not put in the dishwasher! 

I am pretty much in love with these glasses. They sparkle and shine and make the few drinks I have look extra pretty. They also make my Kool-Aide taste extra fancy! It was such an easy project and besides drying time, went pretty fast as well! If Josh would let me,  I would add designs to all of our glasses!!! But I’m pretty sure he’d glare at me for days if I did so.

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Enjoy!

Katelyn

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P.S. There’s a new post coming Wednesday!

 

Enjoy!

-Katelyn