Gifting the Bridesmaids: DIY Monogram Glassware

When I was thinking about gifts for my bridesmaids, I knew I wanted them to be something that would come in handy on the wedding day, something they could enjoy in the future, or possibly both! One of the first things that came to mind was glassware. I don’t know about y’all but I definitely plan on sipping on a celebratory glass of champagne or mimosa with my ladies while we get beautiful pre-ceremony. Enter personalized champagne flutes.

Materials used:

  • champagne flutes
  • glass paint
  • paint brushes
  • spouncers
  • rubbing alcohol
  • glass paint pen

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I started by cleaning the glass with rubbing alcohol and taping the letter I printed to the inside of the glass.

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Initially I tried painting with a very fine paint brush, but I found that it was super difficult to have perfectly smooth lines. Being the perfectionist I am, the squiggles weren’t cutting it. (Mess ups are easily fixed with the rubbing alcohol and a paper towel!)

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This is when I switched over to the paint pen marker. Let me just say, BEST.INVENTION.EVER. It was so easy to use and the lines came out clean. Here’s a close up to prove it!

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Tada! No squiggles

After completing all the initials, I let them dry for 30 minutes. Then I used the spouncer to add polka dots to the glasses in various colors. I also painted the bottoms of the glasses in yellow to match the ladies’ dresses. Once I was satisfied with the them, I let them air dry for 48 hours before baking them in the oven. (Put glassware in cool oven. Preheat to 350 degrees and let them bake for 30 minutes. Then turn the oven off and let the glass cool. [I opened the oven so it could vent and speed up the cooling process.])

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And because we can’t make mimosas without a pitcher or chill the champagne without an ice bucket, I found another way to incorporate our monogram! 

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Hope you’re not sick of it yet because this is not the last you’ve seen of our monogram!

 

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The entire glassware collection

  I’m really excited to use these during our get-ready girl time. Hopefully the ladies will love them as much as I do.

Are you DIY’ing personalized gifts for the bridesmaids?

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Mrs. Hawk

Location:
Richmond, VA
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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    FutureMrsSpencer 526 posts, Busy bee @ 11:54 am

    These are cute! I am doing the same but using glitter paint to cover the bottom up to the middle. I saw a tutorial on here a few weeks ago and ran out and brought the supplies.

    BTW…I love monograms.

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    Jen, Guest @ 11:58 am

    These are gorgeous! I’ve been having an internal debate whether to do something like this since we’re getting ready at my parents house but this confirmed that yes, this needs to happen!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:26 pm

    These are so cute, and I love that you put your monogram on the pitcher and ice bucket!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 1:28 pm

    I did something similar with hangers — the stencil was driving me CRAZY but as soon as I switched to a metallic Sharpie paint pen it worked out perfectly.

    I would make my ladies special glasses but my mom just emailed and told me she bought us light up shot glasses, so… :)

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    msdoe 639 posts, Busy bee @ 5:51 pm

    Those turned out so awesome! Way to go!

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    ticket 501 posts, Busy bee @ 9:27 pm

    You did such a great job! Those look fantastic!

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:01 am

    I love that you also monogrammed the ice bucket and pitcher! I’m actually on my way to Ikea & Michael’s to pick up the necessary glassware and paint supplies.. I want to make these for my friend’s upcoming bachelorette party!

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    coyote 1576 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:48 pm

    Love these! The monogram ice bucket is AWESOME!

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    alicia1745 1118 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:18 am

    I’ve been debating back and forth on if I should do it or not. I feel like my to do list is way to long to add another project but I think I’m gonna have to add it. They are just tooooo cute!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:46 pm

    Taping the stencil inside is genius. And these are so much cheaper than buying some pre-made. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    SarahConnors 152 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:18 pm

    I love this!!! Especially the pitchers!!! I’m definitely DIY-ing at least part of the gifts for my girls- and doing some for the guys- I’m thinking personalized beer mugs for the boys :) I love the idea of giving them to the girls like that though- with pitchers and everything! How fun!

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    ashley, Guest @ 11:00 am

    Where did you get the glass paint marker? and what kind?

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    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:16 am

    Thanks everyone!

    @ashley: The glass paint marker I purchased was from Michael’s. It was their generic brand.
    DecoArt and Pebeo Vitrea also make glass paint in a marker form.

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    MrsACarpenter 725 posts, Busy bee @ 12:20 pm

    I am soooo jealous – I don’t think I could sit still that long to create the FAB job you did! WOW!

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    stephanieelise 239 posts, Helper bee @ 4:13 pm

    Those are beautiful! Wow… :-)

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    JTT 16 posts, Newbee @ 11:57 am

    These look fantastic. I’ve been thinking about getting my girls personalized champagne flutes but I love this idea of making them myself. This will make them very special.

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    Celinar93, Guest @ 10:54 am

    Love the idea! I am nervous about the baking. I’m unclear do I bake the glasses in 350 deg? Or once the oven reaches 350 I turn it off and then put in the glasses until oven cools? I am a DIY newbie but our slim budget is loving all your tutorials. Thank you appreciate any help!

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