I know its after Christmas, but I didn’t want to spoil the surprise by posting this before we exchanged gifts. One of my best friends collects wine glasses, so this year for Christmas I decided to put my crafting skills to use and make her a glittery Christmas wine glass. I knew I wanted to use glitter, because who doesn’t love glitter?! And then it came to me, a Santa Claus wine glass. And I’m super happy with how it turned out!
- Wine Glass (I got mine at the Dollar Store!)
- Red and Silver Glitter
- Elmer’s Glue and/or Modge Podge
- Black Ribbon
Step 1: Glue the Glass
Wash the glass and dry it. Then spread the glue or modge podge over the glass and stem. You can use a paint brush to spread out the glue, or use your finger if you don’t mind getting a little bit messy.
Step 2: Shake on the Red Glitter
Shake the red glitter over the glued glass to the middle of the stem. Shake off the excess glitter and repeat. WARNING: This step can be very messy! I suggest lying out newspaper or card-stock underneath to catch the extra glitter.
Step 3: Fade into the Silver Glitter
You can skip this step and have an all red glass, but I like the contrast of the red and silver, especially with the silver belt buckle. Start sprinkling on the silver glitter above and below end of the red glitter. This helps it to fade rather than have a straight line. Glitter the bottom of the stem and the base of the glass. Then shake off the extra glitter and repeat.
Step 4: Wipe of the Excess Glue
Use a wet paper towel to wipe away the excess glue at the top of the wine glass. You want to make sure to do this before the glue dries.
Step 5: Modge Podge the Glitter (Optional)
This step isn’t necessary, but I recommend it if you don’t want the glitter to fall of over time. Using modge podge, carefully paint it over the outside of the glitter in order to create a seal over the glitter. Let it dry.
Step 6: Cut out Belt Buckle
Cut out a square of card-stock that is slightly bigger than the width of the ribbon. Cut two slits into the cardboard that the ribbon can slide through.
Step 7: Glitter the Belt Buckle
Paint glue on the edge of the belt buckle. There is no need to put it in the middle as the ribbon will cover it. Sprinkle on the glitter, shake off the excess, and repeat. If you decided to seal the wine glass with modge podge, you might want to do the same to the belt buckle.
Step 8: Glue on the Belt
Slide the ribbon through the slits in order to make the belt. Spread glue on the back of the belt and stick it to the wine glass. Trim the excess ribbon. And again, wipe off any extra glue.
And there you have it! Fill it with Christmas candies and you have yourself a beautiful yet affordable Christmas gift! Let me know what you think. xoxo