Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday ~ Decorate Your Own Holiday Glasses

Last year, my table theme at a church Christmas event was snowflakes. This year, it's going to be gingerbread. I have decorated my water glasses to match my themes, and I thought you might like to try this idea. Or, if this is too whimsical or childish for your theme, you could always buy the supplies and let your children/grands decorate their own water glasses.

Guess what. It washes off.

So what you need is:

Paint pens (I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby)



Water goblets, of course.

A template. (Good Ol' Internet)



Scotch tape. Double-sided is best but not necessary.

Procedure: Follow instructions on pens to prep easy flow.

Cut out your template.

Adhere double-stick tape to template and stick it to the goblet.

Trace around your template. You can leave your design in outline form or fill it in. Last year, I drew the snowflakes free-hand, which is easy. It's basically a bunch of slashes with some dots on the end, which you see on the bulbs I made for my friends here and on the painted goblets are on the table. (Please click on photo for more detailed view.) The last photo is of the solid gingerbread man before detailing.










Here is my finished product. This is my first one, so I will probably scale down my template a little bit because this turned out bigger than I wanted. But still, isn't she cute with her little hair flip?

40 comments:

lmerie said...

How stinkin adorable - love the gingerbread man! :)

Chatty Kelly said...

Well aren't you crafty? I'm not crafty, so will tell my secret here for other non-crafters.

Get those same clear glass balls, put one "squirt" each of 3 different color paints. Swirl around and then turn unside down in empty clean egg carton to drain. The designs turn out beautiful and each is unique. Then with a paint pen write the year on the outside of the ball. Beautiful hand crafted craft for the craft challenged, like me.

:D

Tabi said...

Your table set is beautiful!! Love the snowflake glasses!! Such a great idea!!

BTW, I made the apple crisp and it was AWESOME!! I will be making it for Christmas now!!

kpmattingly said...

Those are VERY cute!

Smilingsal said...

I love it! I know that this is something YOU say anyone could do, but believe me, I could not.

Cindy said...

My daughter will be in the Nutcracker ballet 3rd year running! After being a mouse for two years, we finally landed the part of Gingerbread. Very cute idea.

My ADHD Me said...

It's obvious that Chatty Kelly and I come from the same family. Neither of us is crafty at all...well, I am a little....but that's another story.

We are THAT Family said...

That is so cute!

Greg C said...

Those are cute. I will take 12 of each please. :)

KrustyTheCat said...

What a cute idea! I love paint pens too ;o)

Brenda said...

That is really cute! You did a good job drawing those snowflakes freehand.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Those are precious. Are you going to do different "character" gingerbread people for each person...that way they could tell their own glass from another? Cute!

Wow, I've been hangin' with you for over a year! I remember that original post! :-)

Debbie said...

How adorable. I had to look at the picture twice when I looked at the big size because at first it looks like the plain gingerbread man is sticking up past the edge of the glass! It's just the camera angle but it threw me for a minute.

Big Hair Envy said...

What a clever idea! My crafting ability is closer to the splatter paint version suggested by Chatty Kelly!!

I just read your footie pajama post and ROLLED!!! Ten year olds with sweaty feet in onesies are NOT cute!!! Not that I would know.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you'll be back!

Totallyscrappy said...

What a delightful touch to your Christmas table!

Katey said...

What a great idea for any holiday! Thanks for sharing.

Life In Progress said...

Your craftiness amazes me! That table looks fantastic.

Lelia Chealey said...

You're so creative Lidna!! Can I just order of box of glasses from you? My 7 yr old will love this idea so I just may have to give it a whirl.

Laurie Ann said...

You are so creative! Wow! This is beautiful.

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Those are precious!!

Debbie said...

Step back Martha and make room for Linda. Those are too cute! I wish I was creative.

Sara@ Butterville said...

Yeah, um that table is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!
Love love love it.

Dorothy Champagne said...

What a cool idea! Definitely worth the trip to the dollar store.

And yes, our mutual friend does have a love of movies. When we used to live together in Cincinnati - our Sunday thing was going to the cheapy movies and buying Reese's Pieces. Of course 15 years and 15 lbs. later. . .

Kingdom Mama said...

Oh my gosh! I love this idea!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Those are so adorable! What a lovely idea.

Ballerina Girl said...

Quite cute...
hhhmmmm, if only we had a Hobby Lobby :)
Thanks for sharing!
BG

Paula (SweetPea) said...

This is absolutely adorable and ingenious! You should market this. Seriously, how many people buy holiday glasses and all they need is some solid glasses and paint...decorate each and every holiday.

Who would've thought this washes away!

Mocha with Linda said...

I am artistically challenged.

I will send you my address. . . LOL!

Esthermay said...

I am a backslidden Christian. I do my shopping on Sundays when we drive the pick-up into the big city, see... And Hobby Lobby is closed on Sunday (in the big city) becuase the upper-upper-upper management of said craft store is in good standing before God as they honor the Sabbath. They don't sell fancy shmancy craft pens in SmallFarmTownMinnesota.

So, put me on the list with MochaLinda and GregC. Only I want penquins on mine.
:-)

Linda said...

WOW! Those ornaments are gorgeous and that table is where I want to sit on Christmas Day! Love the gingerbread theme too. You are one patient woman to put all of that work into the lovely glass.

sarah said...

I am so totally impressed. You never fail to amaze me.

Take care,

Mary Moss said...

What a beautiful table, gorgeous ornaments and adorable glasses! Thanks for sharing your great ideas:-)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I think it is a darling idea! Isn't there a little child in all of us! :)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I think it is a darling idea! Isn't there a little child in all of us! :)

Smelling Coffee said...

I love this! Great idea! I'm going to do that!

PS: I think those paint pens can be bought in a set at Wal Mart.

Rhonda said...

WOW!!!! That table is absolutely gorgeous. I want to sit at that table.

Can't wait to see the finished one for this year.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I am way impressed by your skilz.

Come to my blog and see the youtube posted therein. I think you shall laugh.

Sue J. said...

This is terrific, Linda! I find myself having to make gifts for a group, so I'm always looking for ideas.

This year, I'm actually going with the wire-wrapped utensil and bead thing, except that I'm going to try and fashion a G-clef out of the wire (for my gals in bells--shhh....)

I will file this one away for next year....or, maybe my yearly holiday brunch.

Mariel said...

how creative! you inspire me!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Those are just adorable!!!!