During the holidays I played Secret Santa with some friends. The fun part about this game this time was that it was with friends all over the country and the limit of the gift was about $10 at the most.
It could be something bought in a store, it didn’t have to be made by each of us but you know me (or do you?)! The only thing that stops me from doing more crafts is time. Never enough of that around here. And I thought I didn’t have the time but when I saw this post over at one of my favorite blogs, I got very inspired and decided this was going to be Tracy’s present. I love love love how creative those guys at Young House Love are!
Anyways, I don’t have so much of a step by step here but I do have to say it is so so easy I want to make more! I’ll do a quick review of the process.
First thing I did was buy this set of glasses set at Target (about $3) and the set of glass markers at Michael’s (about $6 with a coupon). Then I asked my secret friend (secretly of course!) what was her style of decoration for the holidays, classy? modern? red & green? She said her style was more like bright fiesta color combination, (think Mexican folk art, and papel picado). I don’t really like traditional American Christmas symbols/icons. Music to my ears! I really went off on the papel picado colors and idea.
And I sketched a little on paper (scroll down for picture). I also grabbed an old glass from home that we didn’t want and sketched on it with the markers, I wanted to see how it felt drawing on the glass before doing the real glasses, although you can erase anything you draw with some water technically.
I did put a little cylinder made out of white paper inside with a line so I could go straight around the glass. After I was done with the 4 glasses I baked them in the oven for 40 minutes and that’s all! They are completely washable and nothing wrong happened during the oven deal.
Don’t you love the result? Now, imagine the possibilities?!! I added little votive candles that matched the design colors, it would work with taller candles but I didn’t have any. This could also be a great little Valentine’s present for example! They can be filled out with candy and act as a center piece. It is a very special present cause it would be unique. My friend Tracy was happy, she sent me a photo with the votive candle holders lighted!
No les encanta el resultado? …Ahora, imagínense las posibilidades!!? Yo a estos, como ven les añadí una velitas combinadas con el diseño, también funionaría con velitas un poquito más grandes pero no tenía. Esto sería un regalito lindo para el día de San Valentín por ejemplo. Se pueden llenar con caramelos y ponerse de centro de mesa también. Se hace un regalito muy especial porque es diseño único. Mi amiga Tracy quedó contenta, me mandó una fotico con sus velitas prendidas y todo!!