Friday, August 14, 2009

Lilly Pulitzer + Mod Podge = Craft Success

I saw little wine glasses with Lilly fabric on ebay a few weeks ago... I thought to myself that it would be relatively easy to make... But what to decorate? Shotglasses... for the over 21ers, of course!

How adorable would these be for a twenty first birthday present???

So I did a little research online and thought long and hard about which process I was going to follow. I took a little bit from here and there and this is the final product!



What you need:
Shot glasses (or wine glasses, or plates, or whatever!)
Mod Podge (I used the Satin Finish in the orange tub)
Sponge paintbrush (they look like a sponge on a stick)
Newspaper
Fabric Scraps
Sewing scissors

Steps:
  1. Lay the newspaper down on a flat table in a well lit room.
  2. Pick out a section of the fabric that you want to glue to the glass.
  3. Carefully cut it out to the size you want.
  4. Dip the sponge end of the brush into the Mod Podge.
  5. Coat the WRONG side of the fabric in the glue first and place and position it against the glass where you want it.
  6. Redip the sponge into the glue and coat the fabric on the glass. Make sure you get the ends very well to prevent fraying.
  7. Repeat 1-6 until you are done with every glass.
  8. Even if the glasses aren't completely dry, go over them again with one or two coats of the glue.
  9. Allow them to dry for at least three hours.
  10. If you decide you would like a harder finish after they dry, coat them two or three more times.
  11. Voila!

Things to Keep in Mind:
  • The glasses should only be delicately hand washed. Key word being delicately!
  • If you want perfect lines, create a template that has a curved in top and bottom so that it wraps evenly around the glass. Practice a few times with paper to make sure it lays correctly.
  • Only use shot glasses if you're over 21!
  • Search places like Bed, Bath, & Beyond for different shapes of glasses... They have great sets that when given as a gift alone are boring, but jazz them up a bit and they're fabulous!





I LOVE the turtle! I think it looks so adorable!

All lined up!

-College Prepster

19 comments :

  1. What an absolutely cool idea which you executed so grandly!!! This is wonderful and easy to accomplish using any individual taste. Thanks...will experiment making for friends faves!!! (notice spelling)
    Betsy

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  2. If I ever have the heart to cut some of my Lilly up I want to make iced tea glasses using your process!

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  3. These are so freaking cute!! What a great idea!!!

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  4. You must must must sell these! I would love to have a set for myself.

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  5. ??? How do you think decoupage would work on glasses using gift wrap etc.??? Might even do college teams...you have opened me up to crafting again...will let you know how my glasses come out!!!
    Betsy

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  6. I love those!! You should sell them on Etsy!!

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  7. these are so adorable!! they look so cute all together, you should get one of those shot glass "cabinets" and sand it down and paint it pink and then hang it on your wall with all of the shot glasses!

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  8. Those are fantastic! Thanks for sharing the process, I may have to try that!

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  9. those are just so fun- love that you love crafing :)

    kHm

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  10. Those are darling! What a great idea!

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  11. These turned out so cute! I am bookmarking this post

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  12. I think Lilly Pultizer needs to hire you! I think these are so cute. Great Job!

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  13. wrong side is the inside out side right?

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  14. Where did you find your fabric?! I just can't cut up my Lilly!

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  15. These are so cute! I love that you made such a large set with a wide variety! You've inspired me to make some of my own, but with my sorority symbols and colors on them! I'll let you know how they turn out by posting about it on my blog!

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