When I saw Miss Woodpecker’s DIY glitter champagne flutes, I knew I had to make them myself! We plan on using these with our bridal party and parents while getting ready. We’re going to gift two flutes each to our bridal party members as just a “little something” to accompany their actual bridal-party gifts. My mom is REALLY looking forward to the getting ready/pre-drinking aspect of the wedding (Her latest text message to me? “I am getting so excited for the wedding! I bought a lot of booze to drink in the hotel before it starts!” LOL), so I thought that including extra glasses for family members would be a nice touch.
With Miss Woodpecker’s cute flutes in mind, I looked up the original tutorial on Something Turquoise and got started. First, I bought 18 inexpensive champagne flutes from a discount store:
It’s important to take off all the stickers, and to thoroughly wash and dry the glasses.
The crucial part of this project is using the Martha Stewart brand paint. It is the “Martha Stewart Multi Surface Glitter Acrylic Paint”—you can let it air cure for 21 days, and it is dishwasher safe. I chose to oven cure, but more on that later. I used the color “Florentine Gold.”
Now, you also need something to apply the paint to the glasses with, and they are called foam pouncers. They are sort of like a makeup sponge on a stick.
And after one coat…
…and three coats of glitter, I decided I was done! I was all pounced out.
I used the “oven cure” method that Something Turquoise described. I let the glasses dry overnight, and then the next morning placed them into the cold oven on a cookie sheet so they were upside down and not touching each other. Then, I turned the oven to 350C and baked them for 45 minutes. You then have to let the glasses cool back down in the oven so they don’t crack.
(Oh my god, I need to clean the oven. After the wedding.)
They turned out to be way more glittery than I was expecting. I didn’t really get the “fade” effect that the original tutorial demonstrated, but I think they look OK anyway:
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They aren’t super special, but I think they’ll be a nice touch on the morning of the wedding. I hope that the bridal party and our parents appreciate them, because this DIY was one of my least favorites. (I hate glitter—it gets EVERYWHERE.) They will look cute in pictures, and I’m good with that!
Did you have any special drinkware to use when you were getting ready for your wedding?
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Medical Sciences Graduate Student / Science Instructor
- Wedding Date:
- August 2012
- Historic Lougheed House