Sunday, December 12, 2010

DIY Christmas Tree Tumblers

Oh the many possibilities this DIY drinking glass project creates! Gifts, candle holders, special party glasses... the list goes on and on! With just some glasses, a paint pen, and a bit of patience, these are an adorable way to add some extra flair to your holiday party this year!
You could paint drinking glasses as demonstrated. You could also use the same treatment on candle holders or on old Mason jars. You could simply trace an image by putting it on the inside of the glass and painting the outside. Or if you're feeling artsy, go ahead and free hand it! Silhouette glasses for each family member maybe? Or how about monogram glasses? You could also recreate your child's favorite animated character to make their new favorite drinking glass!
You'll simply paint the design onto the glassware with a paint pen (available at art and craft supply stores). After letting the paint dry the recommended amount of time (in most cases, 24 hours), bake the glasses in a 325 degree oven for 40 minutes. Make sure to NOT preheat the oven as sudden changes in temperature may break the glasses. Rather, put the glasses in the oven, set the temperature, let them bake for the proper amount of time, then turn off the oven and let the glasses gradually cool inside it. Then just fill with your favorite beverage or a candle and enjoy!

xoxo Hannah

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