Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Colorful Wine

When my husband and I married, we found that we brought duplicate things into our new home. Two blenders, numerous utensils, and way too many wine glasses. In fact, one whole cabinet (three shelves) in our kitchen now holds wine glasses alone. It seems wasteful to have that many boring glasses just sitting there.

So me being the crafty person I am (a little sarcasm there), I decided that I would paint some of them and make them more exciting. This glass was inspired by a beach ball. Of course, beach balls don't usually have as many colors as what I used...or rhinestones either.




While it was inspired by a beach ball, it looks like a wine glass that a court jester would have used. (Were they even allowed to drink at court?) When my sister asked how it would not be ruined when I washed it, I sat there, dumb in silence. Oh. Right. I gave it a couple of coats of mod podge to help seal the paint. Hopefully that will help and maybe infrequent use will keep this glass colorful.

I have another idea for a design that doesn't involve as much paint near the lip rim. Perhaps that will make it more suitable for frequent use.

Have a fantastic day! 


27 comments:

  1. Haha that's funny

    justlovetheonewholovesyou.blogspot.com

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  2. hi!
    yes, it was very hot...like every desert! :)
    really love your creation! <3

    hip&chips

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  3. too cool! Reminds me of the cups @ Paris (in vegas) they give you to take your drinks home!! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  4. You should try glass paints- I've done some wine glasses with them and you bake the glasses after you paint them. Then, they're safe for washing (but I think only by hand). Cute idea!

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  5. I think the glass is adorable! It kind of reminds me of a fabulous hot air balloon! Also, if you have an abundance of glasses you could use them as a decorative piece. Put a candle, jewelry, keys, etc in them. Just an idea! Love your blog!

    XO
    http://justasmalltowngirlblog.blogspot.com

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  6. That came out really cute! Hope the mod podge worked and they're now drinkable :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. That looks really cool and creative!

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  8. Cute! My hand is so unsteady that whenever I try to paint anything it becomes such a disaster!

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  9. Super cute! It reminds me of a hot air balloon! Love your DIYs.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. How cute! I would go for a slightly more subtle option but awesome idea. =)

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  11. Great idea...I think there is glass paint that works great! I have purchased a few painted glasses...nothing better than adding some spunk to your wine! ;)
    xo,
    Shanna

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  12. Such a cute idea! I'm going to have to try it! I love the colors you used and the bling :-)

    Maria

    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  13. So cute, and you definitely ARE crafty in my book!!
    xo, Jessica

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  14. that is definitely so creative! such a great idea! now following :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  15. How much fun! These colorful cups would be so great for a bridal party or something!
    you are too crafty
    xx

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  16. Great idea and I would'nt have thought of how to wash them either. Thanks for the comment on my blog--would you like to follow each other?

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  17. They are so beautiful !! What a cool idea !!

    Would you like to follow each other ?

    XX, Gwen

    http://leblogdegwenetseg.blogspot.fr

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  18. wow this is such a great idea! x

    www.beckspick.com

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  19. cute!
    i also love painting the bottom with chalkboard paint so you can write a name on the bottom
    brett

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  20. Such a cute DIY! I really need to get on track with all the DIY's on my list! lol

    I cannot believe you've only been on a horse once! You need to come to Texas so we can get you over your fear!! lol

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  21. These look wonderful! What a great idea!

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  22. Lovely DIY ! good to see you adding color to a common wine glass and making it vibrant -little things makes us happy !
    have a great day !

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  23. That is such a cute idea! You did a great job with the painting! Thanks for visiting my blog, I really like yours! :)

    www.urbanmantra.blogspot.com

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  24. What a fun DIY! I used to paint wine or champagne glasses for friends for wedding gifts years ago (none of our friends are getting married now!) Back then I used glass paint from Michael's that was washable and non-toxic so you could drink from it.

    Raj

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