True confession: I’m a practical crafter. While I love to create beautiful projects just for the sake of pretty, I’m usually putting together something that fills a need. And that’s exactly what these wine glass markers are doing. We have a family get-together coming up and I want to use our good stemware. It can get confusing trying to keep track of whose glass is whose, so these glass markers will be a pretty alternative to drinking out of plastic cups with names written on the side in permanent marker!
First, I found a pretty paper in The Digi Chick Boutique Collab: A Love Story. The pink color felt just right to add a spring touch to my table setting.
Here’s the paper I chose. I created a new letter sized document in PS, then dragged my paper on top and reduced the opacity a bit. Because this paper has a print to it, I wanted it to be a little more subtle so guests could write their names over the top of the pattern.
With my patterned paper printed, I’m ready to start cutting. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a doilie shape, adding a center hole to fit around the stem of the glass. My cutting file looked like this:
You could also easily cut these circles out by hand or use a punch. I measured the bottom of my glass and adjusted the size of my cutting file accordingly. Without a cutting machine, just trace the bottom of your glass onto your patterned paper and cut plain circles out.
Finally, I used a pair of scissors to cut a slit for the circles to slip onto the glass.
Let the party begin! Guests will easily be able to tell which glass belongs to them and the dinner table will look extra lovely with these decorated glasses. I LOVE when a simple project can be practical and pretty!!
Other Articles by sporte91:
- Personalized Clothes Hangers - July 13th, 2012
- Super Hero Masks - June 6th, 2012
- Hybrid Cupcakes - May 2nd, 2012
- Three Little Birds Wall Art - March 24th, 2012
- Pencil Valentine Cards - January 25th, 2012