I know this is technically supposed to be a food blog, but I haven’t been eating very many interesting things lately. (Proof of this is that I haven’t posted since June…)
With ulcerative colitis, I’ve found that some foods work for me, and some don’t, so I stick to the foods I know won’t mess up my insides. (I am however on a new medicine, and I feel loads better. I don’t feel like a new person or anything, but I feel normal. Which is something I haven’t felt in a long time.)
Even though I haven’t had many good eats lately, I have been bitten by the craft bug, so I thought I’d show you some fun crafts I’ve been working on over the next few weeks!
The first one I found on pinterest. I love Anthropologie, but I hate the price tags. I thought these tumblers were so cute, not only to use as stemless wine glasses, but just as all purpose glasses!
To make them, I used Martha Stewart multi-surface acrylic paint. I bought it on amazon here.
Since I’ve already written a lot of words, I’ll show you the finished product before I go into how I made them:
I bought eight glasses at Walmart for 98 cents each. You can’t beat that! So even if you add in the cost of all the paint, which was around $30, the total for this project was under $38. I think Anthropologie sold these for $36 for only THREE glasses. Mine look a little different from the originals, but I think they’re pretty cute.
I did each glass in a different color combo, because I like colorful things. You could do them all the same, or make them for specific holidays, like doing green, red and gold for christmas.
These glasses do require a bit of patience, as there are a lot of dots to make! All you need to do is take a small paintbrush, or the end of a paintbrush works well to, and make little dots. I covered the bottom with dots, and then made them more concentrated at the bottom of the glass and spread them out a little more near the top.
I didn’t take any pictures of the process of making them, but the original website I got the tutorial off of has really good instructions.
I love this Martha Stewart paint, it comes in so many different colors, and I tried scratching it off the glass with my fingernail, and it was pretty hard to do. (Martha Stewart did not send me these paints. I bought them myself, I just love them so much I wanted to share.- I wish she would send me stuff!!)
Afterwards, to be safe, I sprayed them with a think layer of acrylic sealer. There are a lot of brands out there, but I used Mod Podge glossy finish. (The spray can kind, not the kind in the little jar you have to paint on yourself.)
I’ve heard that they’re dishwasher safe, but I think I’ll keep away from soaking them or putting them in the dishwasher and opt for hand washing them instead. If one was damaged, it wouldn’t bee to expensive to replace though.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial (or really, just an explanation and some photos)! I had a lot of fun making them, and even more fun using them!
Before I leave you, I wanted to leave you with a picture of my kitty, who has turned into a cat, but is just as fun as he was when he was a baby. (It’s been a little over a year since we lured him off the streets and into our house with delicious, prepackaged, meaty kitty food!)
Here he is just chilling on the counter looking confused after I told him he knows he doesn’t belong on there and to get off.