Friday, December 10, 2010

Whose glass is that?

Here's a fun and easy project to help keep everyone's glass in it's place when you have your family over for the holidays.

If your family sits to the table for Christmas dinner this is a fun way to do name plates too to make sure everyone sits where they're supposed to.

I made these many years ago but when they went in the dishwasher a lot of the work that went into them was washed away.  Every year since then I've said I was going to redo them so we could use them again...and now I finally have!! 

Here are the supplies you'll need:

along with access to an oven

1) Clean your wine glasses and dry.  Then paint each family members name onto the wine glasses.  I used a very fine and high quality paint brush to avoid frustration.

2) Now just paint a small picture of something christmassy onto the other side of each glass.  I like to do something unique for each one but you could make them all the same if you like that matchy matchy thing.

I also tried to mix it up a little.  Some glasses just have one larger image and others have a whole cluster of small images.  (Also, some look like my 4 year old nephew painted them and some turned out quite nice~)

3) Keeping in mind that I'm using "Paint and Bake" paint, once you have all of your glasses finished you now place them in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes to bake.  Until the paint is baked it's water soluble and all of your artwork will be lost if washed.  Even though after they're baked they're supposed to be dishwasher safe, I recommend hand washing them.

4) After they've cooled down and the paint is set, the only thing left to do is to fill your glasses with some wine (or juice) and have a great night with your family. (add some wine gems from earlier this week and you'll really have a festive party)

I bought these paints off of the Home Shopping Channel in Canada ages and ages ago (I think maybe more than 10 years ago) and I can't find them online anymore.  However, they're a Tina Lewis product and she still regularly appears on the Shopping Channel as well as QVC and HSN.  I think these days she's more into scrapbooking though.  You can find her website here .  If you really like this project and can't find similar paint, email her and maybe she can tell you where to find the paints.  (I did a quick Google search on Paint and Bake and found a site that tells you how to do it with regular acrylic paint but I would be cautious and do some more research first)

I'll be linking up to the parties throughout the week so check out the linky party tab up top and check out all of the other great Christmas ideas out there. 

Don't forget to add your Spool Knitting to the Spool Party while you're up there clicking on tabs!

It really makes my day when you guys leave a comment so let me know what you think~


Jennifer said...

I love these. What a great, personal touch for a holiday get together. I featured you today on my favorite things :)

Etcetorize said...

Thanks Jennifer! You guys should check out her blog....lots of great Christmas projects are featured~

Jana said...

These turned out so cute!!

Come enter to win a free pair of sandals!

Kirsty Girl said...

Very nice! Fav is definitely the snowman!

Nikki said...

Very cute!!! I hit my goal of 50 links, so be sure to come back next week cuz I'm having a giveaway!!!!! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!!!!!!! :)

Unknown said...

Looks super fun fo a party!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

These turned out great... just the perfect thing for a family party.
Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

Shannon said...

These are great! We did this with martini glasses for a bridal shower craft/favor.

AllieMakes! said...

What a fabulous idea! You must have a super steady hand to get those letters So perfect! Excellent job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a fun and personal touch!


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