DIY Glitter Champagne Flutes

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:

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It’s important to take off all the stickers, and to thoroughly wash and dry the glasses.

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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.”

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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.

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And after one coat…

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…two coats…

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…and three coats of glitter, I decided I was done! I was all pounced out.

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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.

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(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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all personal photos

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?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Eagle

Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Wedding Date:
August 2012

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    LissaBabyxo 301 posts, Helper bee @ 2:09 pm

    This is so cool for the morning of the wedding; i’m definitely trying this. Thank you so much for posting! :) BTW- I like yours look great!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 2:23 pm

    They’re really cute! And they’ll make for lovely pre-wedding photos. :) I might have to try this out for my ladies!

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    Miss T-Rex 688 posts, Busy bee @ 2:39 pm

    That is awesome! I will defiantly have to do this project!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:58 pm

    These turned out so nicely, and it sounds like you’ll definitely get some use out of them :D

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    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 3:06 pm

    I just unpacked 175 champagne glasses which we’re using for favors. We’re wrapping the stem with beads on wire- but the glittering is super cute too!!

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    pinkmoon 10748 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 3:18 pm

    Your mom sounds awesome! Haha :)
    And those flutes look pretty good too!

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 4:03 pm

    I love those!! I think they turned out fabulous! :)

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 4:33 pm

    They look so cute! Thanks for the tutorial. It will be perfect for hosting future showers.

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:18 pm

    I really like this idea! This is definitely something I want to try in the future!

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:52 am

    Aw, good job persevering! I think they turned out great. Hoorah to the end of nightmare DIY! :)

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    dalmatian 592 posts, Busy bee @ 7:11 am

    These are so cool! It makes me want to go buy glitter paint…

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    stephanieelise 239 posts, Helper bee @ 9:20 am

    Gorgeous! I may have to try this for my wedding party. They are already dreaming of mimosas and strawberries while getting dressed/made up.

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    archer 551 posts, Busy bee @ 1:15 pm

    I’m doing these for my ladies as well- love them!

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    alleycat 661 posts, Busy bee @ 2:23 pm

    I made these too! Just five for my BMs though. I did a combo of the one you made and the initial one. They turned out awesome! However, I told my photographer that I made the girls champagne glasses, and asked if he could take a photo. He took a photo of the champagne glasses that the place we were getting ready at had supplied us instead…lol. Oh well…at least I still have my glass :)

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    KristenK 189 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:39 am

    your mom sounds like a blast!! I think your glasses turned out good!

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    cicijapan 263 posts, Helper bee @ 6:05 pm

    I love them! I’m going to give it a try!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:37 am

    I would f this up so hard. . .kudos to you, they’re awesome. Very rockstar-y. :)

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