Today is my little sister's 21st birthday! Twenty-one years ago I was at the Milwaukee County Zoo taking an art class on drawing zoo animals. When Grandpa Al came to pick me up he had news, I was a big sister... again! Now while I don't always understand my youngest sister because there is such an age gap between us, I do love her dearly and I am excited for this milestone in her life, even though it makes me feel older than dirt!
To celebrate I bought her booze (of course) and made her some custom wine glasses. I was originally going to do the doily wine glass tutorial I saw on pinterest, but couldn't find doilies at the Dollar Store or at JoAnn's. But I did wander into the scrapbooking section and was inspired to change my mind because doilies are for old ladies anyways. I picked out a sheet of scrapbook paper with a cute heart pattern with streamers instead.
Custom Wine Glass Tutorial
4 wine glasses (dollar store find)
1 sheet of scrapbook paper
2 foam brushes
1 spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
Modge Podge- Matte finish
Clear Acrylic Sealer
Remove the sticker from the bottom of each wine glass- use the rubbing alcohol sprayed on your cotton swab to remove any stuck on paper or glue. Dry with a paper towel.
Trace the bottom of the wine glass onto the back of the scrap book paper, then cut out the circle.
Cut a slit halfway down the circle.
Spread a thin layer of modge podge onto the bottom of the wine glass.
Align and press the circle onto the bottom of the wine glass. Smoothing out any bubbles and slightly overlapping the slit you cut. WHOOPS! Didn't take a picture of that step. DOH!
Trim away any paper that hangs over the edge. I did this by tipping the glass upside down and carefully guiding my scissors along the edge of the glass. Here is a picture of my wine glass before that step. You can see a slight edge of paper on the right side.
Apply a thin layer of modge podge over the paper. Let this dry for about an hour and then reapply another layer. I put on about 5 layers of modge podge before I could no longer feel the papery texture. Then I sealed it with a Clear Acrylic Sealer to get rid of the tackiness.
Once dried and sealed, enjoy with your favorite beverage! I will have to ask Molly to document that step for me, as it would be rude to use her birthday gift!
Happy Birthday Molly!