Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DIY Monogrammed Glass for Dad - An easy Father's Day gift




If the Dad on your list likes to enjoy an ice-cold bevvie, why not put his name on it with a DIY monogrammed glass. Whether he prefers to sip a local brew or is a whisky connoisseur it’s a fun and practical gift. 



 

I took the classic etched, monogrammed glass and re-imagined it using enamel paint and a stencil you can find easily at a craft store.


This was a story I did for The Toronto Star last year. Did you know I created, styled, photographed and wrote over 100 DIY's for the Try It, Buy It Column?! That's a lot of crafting! 

I thought I would share a few of these on my blog. I'm trying to decide what I should do with these projects. A newsletter, a regular post, a book? Well a girl can dream....

Would you be interested in seeing more? Leave a comment or drop me a note at dlnortonv@gmail.com 

I'd love to hear your thoughts. 
 


 Make your own monogrammed glasses 
in 5 simple steps.
 

Step 1: Gather Supplies:
 
Glasses
Enamel, gloss acrylic paint.

Stencil, I used an adhesive stencil that can be re-used

Paint brush or foam brush

Alcohol wipes





 
Step 2: Clean your glass

Wash and dry your glasses. Use an alcohol wipe or a little rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to clean the area where you will apply the stencil.

 



Step 3: Apply the stencil

I used adhesive, sticker type stencils that can be reused. They make it easy to position on the glass. Apply the stencil sticker to the glass and smooth it down completely so any air bubbles are removed.
 



Apply paint.

Step 4: Apply paint to the stencil




Apply paint to the stencil. Let dry for 1 hour between coats.





Step 5: Remove the stencil and let the paint cure.

Carefully remove the stencil while the paint is still wet. To cure the paint, let air dry for 1 hour. Place the painted glass in a cool oven, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes, cool in the oven, and remove. 


Make a cute tag, add twine and wrap.
 
 Ta da! So simple. The perfect last minute gift for Dad. Gift it with his favourite craft beer, cider or spirit.


Make your own monogrammed glasses in 5 simple steps.



*The glass can be washed on the top-rack of a dishwasher or by hand. Do not paint areas that will come into direct contact with food. Please follow individual paint manufacturers instructions.




Sources:

Glasses, Dollarama

Folk Art brand Enamel Gloss Acrylic Paint in Wicker White, Michael’s Craft Store

Folk Art brand stencil, Michael's CraftStore


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