Monday, December 29, 2008

embellished glasses and glass stem charms

With New Year’s Eve around the corner, here's a fun craft project for festive glassware. Perfect for you new year's toast with a glass of the bubbly (sparkling cider in our case!).

What you'll need:

*Quick Hold Craft--This is a potent all purpose adhesive and sealant. This glue is water resistant.
*Glasses--Walmart has them super cheap. I bought a set of four for less than $2
*Wireform Craft Wire (we understand the aluminum wire is rust-proof, but we can't personally vouch for it yet)
*Decorative Glass marbles.

1. Mold your wire to the design you want. Use a pair of pliers to hold the end of the wire if needed, then wrap around the tips to make the spiral shown here.

2. Using the Quick Hold Craft Glue, adhere to the glass. WARNING--Follow the directions on the craft glue box. This is very important, or you could have a big mess on your hands. I learned the hard way. It is also has a very strong odor, so make sure no pregnant ladies or kiddies are around, and do it in a well-ventilated area.

3. Use Quick Hold Craft glue to adhere the decorative marble.

4. Voila! You're done. You can do them all the same or you can mix the designs or marbles up so people will know which glass is theirs. We recommend you hand-wash the glasses.

Another similar idea is to make your own wine glass charms, to help your guests remember which glass belongs to them. Let each guest choose their own unique charm, hung on a piece of wire, and attach it to the stem of their glass. We found this great tutorial, plus lots of ideas and even kits to purchase from Save-on-Crafts. These would be so fun to make from supplies you already have in your own craft stash!

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7 Responses to “embellished glasses and glass stem charms” said...

Great, love your blog and tutorials! Happy New Year! Rachael

Melinda said...

Too cute...I definitely need to get more crafty.

Lilly said...

I love the wine glass charms - they are an excellent and practical idea when you have a crowd of people. Happy New Year.

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

Love the glass charms. So cute. I've got to make those for my next party! Fun!


This idea is wayyy awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by earlier. :O)

The Muse said...

Hey thats pretty cool!

C. Michele said...

Is there any craft glues you can use while pregnant?

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