Here is a two-in-one tutorial for the New Decade!
I LOVE my stemless wine glasses, they're fun and funky, and I feel like I spill less when I use them. The only problem is when guests come over there is no way to tell whose glass is whose. There is no stem for a wine charm or a special glass slipper. Soooooo, in comes the chalkboard glass.
And, of course, while making the chalkboard glass I had the overwhelming urge to make a mustache. I think the idea worked into my brain from here. So, here is the combo tutorial in pictures! Check it out after the jump!!
Clean glasses, painter's tape, paper, pen, scissors, chalkboard spray paint, x-acto knife
1 - Cover your clean glasses in painter's tape. I even used plastic bags to wrap around the back and cover the glass entirely so there were no leaks when I sprayed.
2 - Create a template for your chalkboard box or mustache and position it on your glasses. Trace the outline with a black pen onto the tape.
3 - Cut the pattern using an x-acto. BE CAREFUL. This step is the most difficult. The blade will sometimes skid so never hold your hand behind the blade. Also, where the tape is doubled is more difficult, so try not to layer the tape in the area you will be cutting.
4 - Peel the tape away inside the pattern. Use the tip of the blade to weed out tiny pieces.
5 - Fix any spots where the blade slipped and cut the tape inadvertently so you don't get paint bleed.
6 - Get your paint and glass ready to spray. Make sure no parts of the glass are exposed that are not supposed to be painted. A note about the paint- this is not a non-toxic paint (sorry for the double-neg!)- so my plan is to never lick or eat the paint on the side- if anyone has any suggestions for a better paint option, I would love to know!!
7 - Spray away!! Spray two layers with a spell of drying between. And make sure you're outdoors!
8 - Peel the tape- the most fun of all the steps!! You may have little spots which went astray- I found that scratching it away with the x-acto blade cleaned it right up. Meaning, yes, you'll need to wash these glasses by hand to preserve their pristine beauty, sorry!
TA-DA! Enjoy your new glasses!!
No, I mean really enjoy them!!
PS - check out more mustache pics here! I'd love to see yours- leave links below!