Friday, November 8, 2013

Personalized Wine glasses

So let’s talk about Christmas gifts! I know it’s only the beginning of November but Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re like me and you’re making handmade Christmas gifts now is the time to get them started and finished fast. Because let’s face it Christmas sneaks up on us every year. I also wanted to point out that these personalized Wine glasses are a great any kind gift. These will be perfect for hostesses gift, house warming gift, birthday gift, I’m sure you get it the idea. I’m also going to include a YouTube video below that will also explain the process for these.
These wine glasses are very simple to make but do require a little bit of time. I’m going to try to explain this the best I can, if you have any questions you can e-mail me or send a private message through my YouTube channel. Let’s go ahead and talk about the supplies you’re going to need for this project. First you need some kind of a glass; I purchased mine from the dollar store. Next you’re going to need some glitter, for this project I prefer to use extra fine glitter. You’re also going to need mod podge, triple thick brilliant brush on gloss glaze, paintbrush, vinyl( I prefer to use outdoor vinyl oracle 651), some kind of die cutting machine, paper towels or baby wipes. And I also forgot to mention transfer paper or contact paper. Okay let’s go ahead and get started making these.
Step one is putting on the glitter. On my wine glasses I used to coats of the glitter on the darker colors, and on the pink glitter I use three coats. It really just depends on your own preferences. So I took my paintbrush and painted on a very thin even layer of mod podge and then coated it with a layer of glitter. Repeat this step as many times as you prefer just remember to leave each layer dry at least 4 to 5 hours in between coats.  For my glasses I have used extra fine glitter, and that would be my recommendation on what to use. I do not know what the results would be if you use a course glitter.
Step two is to put on a topcoat to make your stem and base smooth again. I like to use triple thick brilliant brush on gloss glaze. You can pick this up at any Hobby lobby, Michael’s or JoAnn fabric stores. Now the trick to make this stuff work is very thin even layers, and leave them dry completely before applying more. Now for my glasses I had used three layers, and I had left each layer dry for 24 hours. Now that might have been a little bit of overkill but I wanted to make sure that they were completely dry.
Step three is to cut out your vinyl. I used my silhouette to cut my out. You could use any font you would like. I used monogram KK for the initial (that would be the black vinyl), and Gabriella for the names (that would be the colored vinyl). If this is your first time cutting vinyl you want to make sure that you do a kiss cuts. There are plenty of videos on YouTube explaining how to do that.
Step four is to weed your vinyl and use your transfer paper or contact paper to prepare the vinyl to be put on the glass. I do explain this process in my YouTube video which I’ll have posted below.

That’s it now you have a beautiful personalized wine glass either for you to enjoy or for somebody else. These wine glasses are very inexpensive to make but yet look very expensive. I hope I explained this process easy enough for you to understand if I didn’t I apologize. As I have stated before if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me either send me an e-mail or send me a private message through YouTube. As always thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time out of your day to support my little craft channel. Please join me socially all of my links are in the upper right-hand corner and to be quite honest with you I’m more active on instagram and YouTube. Again thank you and until next time have a wonderful day! BYE



42 comments:

  1. I thought the hardest part is waiting for the glasses to dry and continue finishing it right away! haha! ADHD strikes sometimes. Thanks a lot for sharing your idea! I really love these personalized and shiny wine glass!

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    1. I agree with you the hardest part is the drying time.

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  2. Christmas is coming so for sure everyone busy thinking what kind of gifts are perfect to give for their special someone and hand made or painted personalized wine glasses are perfect ideas. This time, you can make a perfect gift using an old wine glasses that you have in your house, to make it more meaningful and attractive start design your wine glasses using colored paints. And draw some cute designs or write quotes, names or even their initials.

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  3. What cartridge were you using to do your lettering? I love the font!

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    1. I did not use my cricut to cut the vinyl. I used my cameo and the fonts I used were For the Initials I use monogram _kk font I got this front for free from www.dafont.com. and for the names I used gabriela font which I got for free from http://www.1001fonts.com

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  4. Where do you get letter and number in vinyl already all done for you so all you do is transfer on to the glass xx

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  5. Hiya im just wondering do you dab the triple thick glaze over the glitter or use strokes? thank you in advance for your help x

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    1. I just use strokes,but it does say on the bottle not to over work the glaze.

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  6. Hi,

    I was wondering do you have to use some kind of stray for the glasses (vinyl) so it doesnt pull off?

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    1. I do not use any kind of sealant on the vinyl,I just make sure that I use outdoor vinyl.

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  7. Once I put the triple thick on they dont seem to be glittery anymore could you help

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    1. I have notice that sometimes when I put the triple thick glaze on it looks a little cloudy,but after it dries it is crystal clear. After mine are completely dry they are still very glittery,I'm bot sure why yours are not. Here would be my suggestions apply more then one layer of glitter,and when your putting on the triple thick do a couple very thin layers. Make sure you leave the layers completely dry before putting on the next layer. I hope that helps.

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  8. Hi...Your post really got me thinking man. An intelligent piece, I must say.

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  9. Can you use the last coat to glaze it with modge podge because i dont have the thick glaze

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  10. Could you possibly post the link to the gabriella font? I cannot find it and I love the way it looks on your glasses!

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  11. What type of vinyl do you use and where can I get at a local store?

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  12. can I use sign vinyl and where do you purchase your vinyl from

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  13. Are the glasses washable after using the triple thick?

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  14. What Vinyl did u use?

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  15. Can these glasses be washed after uses

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  16. Can I create this using my sizzix eclipse machine..if so...what cartridge do I need to purchase?

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  18. Love it!..where do I get the machine to make the letters??

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  19. Hi Crystal,

    I'm doing these for a friend's party. I used corse glitter. I'll let you know how many glazes I need. I ordered the vinyl from etsy because I don't have a die cutting machine. Lol. I'll send you a picture when I'm done. Thank you for such a beautiful gift idea.

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  20. can you tell me how big you made the Monogram and the name.

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  21. what size are the fonts the name and the single letter. Also what type vinyl you uses

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  23. I just want the vinyl letters (initials) for my square glass blocks. Where do I find them? I looked at A.C. MOORE they don't have just letters. I don't have this machine I just want the letters. Can anyone tell me?

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  24. I just wanted to thanks you for taking the time to share your knowledge with us - you've given me a great gift idea for my daughters wedding shower - Thanks again

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  25. Hi My name is Angela and I am a crafter. How long do you have to let dry before its dishwasher safe?

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  26. I would like to make these for my wedding. I really don't know much about the vinyl. Where do you purchase it?

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  27. Hi Crystal I put on the triple thick and I notice it's still cloudy on the base after several hours how can I get rid of the cloudiness and do you know why it isn't as glittery as before the triple thick was applied?

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  28. Hey crystal I love your work I'am having a family reunion and I would love to get wine glass custom please let me knoe your prices

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  29. Hi, Can you tell me the size of your lettering. I'm new to this and have wasted a lot of vinyl trying to figure out the right size and width. I've seen a few people ask but I can't find the response. Thank you for your help

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  30. Greetings Crystal!
    Great job on the "How to...." video by the way!
    I, as others above, am requesting the point size to which you assigned both of the fonts that you used when generating your 2-color monogram design. Could you please share them?
    Thanks so much!

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  31. Hi Crystal! I loved your videos and your instructions on the internet. I ran into a problem: I used the triple Thick and it turned my extra fine red glitter to orange. Would you know why?

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  32. Where do I find the vinyl and what kind of paint brush do you recomend?

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