Friday, June 11, 2010

Can't Stop Painting!

Okay, so with the success of the groomsman’s glasses I saw the potential for more! Cheap-o WalMart glasses are given character with the same type of paint but personalized with whimsical flowers or for the collegiate fan.
My husband & I are college rivals. We have his & hers in a variety of items. But not glasses! So I took care of that =)

You can route for your favorite team while you quench your thirst.

I had to write backwards so that it could be read while drinking.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Groomsmens' Gifts

Recently my brother got married. I LOVE my sister-in-law. Like me, she is crafty minded & an appreciator of art. John, my brother, somehow did not inherit this trait. His new bride is usually the one picking out gifts for all occasions. When the bridal party gifts came into question, I suppose she let him handle it on his own.....Hummmm. Alas, lucky for he there is an equally crafty sister to run to!

From high & low ball glasses bought at Wal-Mart & enamel paint from Micheal's Arts & Crafts I took the Groomsman's faces & "cartooned" them accordingly. The low ball glass got tagged with the wedding date & the boys' nicknames.

The paint took a few coats, but turned out great I thought. I only bought the essential colors, & mixed the rest. I chose brown as a background to appeal to the "manly" gift receiver. On the bottom is the wedding date. (written backwards so that it could be read while drinking)

After the paint dried for an hour, I placed the glasses in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes. Then opened the oven door to allow cooling. The glasses should be hand washed & are safe for drinking!

The boys loved them & swore never to drink from them, though they could have.

John Aaron, Brian, Trevor

Adam, Darius

See the resemblance?
This project could easily be adapted for Bridesmaids, Christmas, graduation, babyshowers, teacher appreciation, ect.