7.27.2010

Let's Toast



Happy Tyyyooooo-zzzzday, ladies and (a few) gents.

I'm currently scouring the web for party planning ideas for my madre's 50th birthday. I want to do something small and intimate for her; just a few close friends and family, some good wine and delicious food. Oh, and some totally presh decorations, too : )

I saw these etched party glasses on City Cradle Design last night and knew immediately this was something I wanted to try.

They appear to be relatively simple to make, extremely inexpensive and completely adorbs. Also you could do this on any type of glass, jar or saucer for an impressive decorative touch. I'm going to experiment this weekend and I'll try to post pics of my own creation next week. Until then, here are Vicky's steps for "etched" party glasses:

1. Begin with a stenciling of the word you're going to "etch". The stencils need to be plastic, as they're more durable.


2. Begin by using your finger or a small craft brush to apply a thin coat of corn-syrup to the outside of the glass, applying the line barely wide/tall enough for your stencils.

3. Place the stencils down and they will stick to the corn-syrup.



4. Carefully tap a small spoonful of cinnamon over the stencils, one letter at a time.

5. Next, cover the stencil completely and pat it down with your finger.

6. After it sets, quickly turn the glass over to remove any excess cinnamon.


7. After your word is finished, cover the top of the glass with paper and mist with washable clear spray glue, (can be found at Hobby Lobby or Michael's), to set the word into place.

The best part is that the "etching" is totally temporary; just toss everything in the sink or dishwasher and, voila! Like magic, your glasses return to normal.


Want more ideas for DIY party planning tips and tricks? Visit City Cradle Design for more inspiration!

Be blessed, lovelies-

Photo credits: City Cradle Design

16 comments:

  1. THose are awsome! Love that you did they yourself :)

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  2. That looks like fun! I'm not sure when I'd want to do it, but I'd like that kind of stuff.

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  3. that looks awesome! i can't wait to see your own creations!

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  4. I wish I could take credit for those Lindsay, but those were done by Vicky at City Cradle Design...I can only hope mine look that good!

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  5. I bet yours will be just fabulous. What a killer idea!

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  6. I had never seen anything like this before! I can't wait to hear how your glasses turn out!

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  7. I LOVE your new blog design! And these are so fun! Thank you for sharing :) I already bookmarked the site and shared with a friend! xo

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  8. You could even put peeps' names on them or her age- that would look bewdiful! XX

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  9. So precious! I would butcher those to pieces. Absolutely. haha

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  10. So cute! I love that it's temporary.

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  11. What a neat idea!! I love that it's completely temporary. I definitely need to try this! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  12. What a cute & clver idea! I bet the cinnamon smell is lovely when you drik the wine.

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  13. ooo what a cool idea!! i love that it's temporary, too!

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  14. Very cute idea. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

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