Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rockin' Wine Glasses

You can really create some fabulous, and unique wine glasses using dollar store glasses and acrylic gems. I chose to add cabochons to this project to give the glass some extra character. You can find plastic cabochons in the scrapbook aisle of the craft store. They also sell theme packs of buttons with the shanks removed that work great for this project. Use cabochons, or all gems, either way you will have one rockin' wine glass. Create a set of 4 for a great gift. They are quick and easy to make.




For This Project You will Need:

Wine Glass ( $1 at The Dollar Tree)

Acrylic Gems ( $1 a Pack at The Dollar Tree, or find them at craft stores like Michael's)

Cabochons (Plastic buttons without the shank, scrapbook stickers with the adhesive removed, jewelry etc.)

E 6000 Adhesive (or other jewelry type glue that bonds to glass)

Gem Pick Up Tool or Wax Pencil



Start by gluing down your cabochons. Arrange them on the glass base and either carefully apply a dab of glue, or use a toothpick to pick up the glue and smear onto the back of the cabochon.



Let your cabochons dry for a few minutes and then start filling in the base with the small acrylic gems. 

Take a toothpick and smear some of the glue in a 1" area. Work in small areas so the glue does not dry too quickly. 


Use your gem pick up tool to pick up the small gems and set them into the glue area. The gems will slide around a little so just move them in place and they will set in a few minutes. 


Continue working around the glass base filling in small areas with the gems until the whole area is filled to your liking. I used mostly clear gems, but added some red and black ones for contrast. 


When your base is all filled in check that the gems are all staying on the glass base and not sliding off by running your finger around the edge making sure that all the gems line up. If one is slightly off just lightly push the gem back in place.

Stem:If you want to apply gems to the stem as well you need to work slowly up the stem. Do one row around the stem and let the gems dry slightly before you start the next row above. When you get about half way up the stem turn the glass over and continue from top down.

Let your glass dry for 24 hours.

Once completely dried apply windex to a paper towel and run it around the glass base. This will clean up any wax pencil marks, and glue strings. Also if you have a gem that wasn't adhered well it will pop off and you can glue it. These glasses will need to be hand washed.




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XOX,


The Rebel Crafter

18 comments:

  1. You ROCK! Love the wine glasses. Hope you had a fun vacation :)
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

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  2. Oh my, I'm in love! These are so gorgeous. One more thing to add to my never ending to-do list.. :)

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  3. I love the one with all silver/clear. Would make a great gift in a set of four!

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  4. Those wine glasses are awesome. And they look so easy to make too. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  5. What a great idea!! Me likey.

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  6. Very cool idea...love how yours turned out.
    Paulette

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  7. I love love love these!! How clever!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. :)

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  8. Wow, how clever! I love love love these!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. :)

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  9. Super cool! Love the ones that go all the way up the stem. I've missed you over at Etcetorize...hope you'll be linking up this week, party starts tonight~

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  10. Love this project! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I'm a New Follower.

    Jody

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  11. How funny-I JUST bought wine glasses for a project. Great idea.

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  12. This is really fun! Would be fun to do with girlfriends.

    Thanks for sharing this last week at Drab to Fab!!
    Here's the link to this week's party. Come on back and share your fabulousness :)
    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/05/drab-to-fab-link-up-15.html

    Have a great weekend.

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

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  13. These would make a fun hostess gift - very clever. Thanks for linking on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope to see you again soon!

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  14. These are really cute! And what a great gift idea!

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  15. will the E6000 glue hold the gems on? i don't want to give or sell glasses that the gems fall off of!

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  16. I have lost my job a year ago and was brought up in a family of crafters. I am thinking about opening a home base business making blinged items like cell phone covers and purses and sandles and wine glasses ect. Thank you so much for the ideas.

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