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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Wizard of Oz DIY Wine Glass - Dishwasher Safe

So a few weeks ago I stumbled across glitter wine glasses and mugs (read my diy here) I have been wanting to transform a wine glass since I spotted the original pinterest posts, but didn't want to do the stereotypical covered wine glass.

The Wizard of Oz is one of my favourite films, and after posting about it on my shop page I realized that I wasn't alone.  When I posted our latest paper cut, things went a bit crazy!

Inspired by the obvious interest, I went back to pinterest and found this

I was smitten!  I had found a wine glass design that would do my new craft justice!

So following the same steps as the mug tutorial, I covered stem and base in ruby red glitter, and used my silhouette cameo to add a Dorothy vinyl decal and an adorable gingham bow.  I am so in love with the results! <3

Depending on how well my facebook fans receive the pics, I am hoping to do a glass for each of the main characters!  I can't help but think that they would be the most adorable thing ever!

Glitter Wine Glasses and Mugs DIY - Dishwasher safe too! UK

So I made a vow this year to do more crafts that were for me, rather than geared towards selling in the shop.  When I cam across this picture on pinterest, my heart literally swooned <3

courtesy of whitehouseblackshutters blog

It is pointless, something only a gal would understand, but I needed one!

The blog mentions that in order to make the glitter mug dishwasher safe, you need to use Martha Stewart Decoupage glue - what followed was an epic weekend long search to find a supplier in the UK

I was frustrated beyond belief, and about to bite the bullet and import it from the US (to hell with the import tax, I NEEDED it!) when I stumbled across a site called emerald crafts and they had one bottle left in stock.  It was mine!

So once it arrived, I gathered up all my supplies and set to work!

  • Rubbing Alcohol / Surgical Spirit
  • Mug
  • Masking Tape
  • Brush
  • Glitter
Rub down your mug with the surgical spirit and make sure it is dry before applying the masking tape.

I initially used a glue dabber to get the decoupage glue onto the mug, but the first coat turned out super streaky :(

After switching to a brush I found the results were much better :D

The decoupage glue is really thick, so it is better to build up thinner layers, than great big thick layers or else it will run!  Once the glue is just slightly tacky, carefully remove the masking tape.

Once the glue is completely dry, touch up any areas that need it and once fully dry, apply a final coat of the glue.

Your mug is hand wash ready a week after the final layer has been applied.  Once your final coat has been set for 4 weeks, it is then dishwasher safe (top rack only).  How awesome is that?!

Now you may have noticed I don't have a final picture of the finished mug, that's because in true butterfly style I got distracted by the thought of upcycling wine glasses.

To see my awesome (cause of distraction) Wizard of Oz glasses, click through to here