Today was a Good Day

While the kids were having fun playing with their cousins...

My sister in law and I did something I haven't done in a VERY long time.  We went to Hobby Lobby first.  Armed with a Pinterest idea in mind, we picked out our favorite paint colors.  Then, we headed over to the Dollar Tree and started searching for a canvas.  Not a canvas in the literal sense, but more of a medium in which to transfer our creative juices.  We decided on these stemless wine glasses--which could be used as juice glasses for children, or as any kind of glass for those that don't drink wine.  Really, they were just a great glass to work on.  We grabbed a handful of wooden skewers--the kind you would use to make kabobs-- and started dotting.  To do it right, you have got to allow yourself several hours.  It's a process of painting and drying, painting and drying.  I am so pleased with the way they turned out and I plan on giving several of these creations as gifts in the coming year.

This was my first attempt.  The colors are metallic and look really good as a set.  

 This are the Valentine glasses that my SIL and niece made.  How cute are they?

 This is the spray that I will be using.  I used my smart phone to pull up the Hobby Lobby 
coupon and saved 40%.  
A set of Ole Miss and Tennessee tumblers.  Wonder who these are for.....

**If you do this project, please be sure to seal the glassware with a clear coat.  If not your glass won't even make it a whole day.

**I also found directions online that tell me to put the glasses in a cold oven and preheat to 350.  Let them sit for 30 minutes, then turn the oven off and let the glasses cool inside.

**My idea came from http://www.radicalpossibility.com/2012/06/easy-confetti-tumblers.html.

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  1. They actually make a paint that is food safe and will bake onto glass and ceramic. Obviously more expensive, but if you want it to last, I think I'd do it that way. http://www.dickblick.com/products/pebeo-porcelaine-150/

  2. Very cute! We're having a Pinterest party this afternoon. I'm making a Christmas sock wreath that I saw on Pinterest to add to my decor for next year... Happy New Year!

  3. These are so cute! I love it when I actually have the time and motivation to try a project I've been wanting to do!

  4. Nice!!! You girls did a wonderful job!!!! I LOVE them!!!

  5. Oh, imagine the possibilities... dessert plates, dinner plates, coffee cups, etc. Thank you for a new idea for some inexpensive, yet classy gifts.

  6. These are very cute! And I think yours look better than the original sites the idea came from.

  7. Those are so super-cute! I love them! And I want to try them out myself.

  8. Love it! Perfect afternoon project. Think I might try some ceramic pet bowls too. Thanks for the inspiration, and Merry Christmas!