After have a huge test at school last night, it felt so good to walk out of that classroom, with the test under my belt, knowing that now I can completely focus on my birthday festivities!
I'm going to Charleston tomorrow with four of my best friends! Why wouldn't I be freaking out?!
As soon as I got home, the ideas started flowing! I mentioned in this post that I put a pink champagne glass in each of my birthday invites, but with a good amount left over, I knew I could have a little more fun with them! Gold glitter initials did just the trick!
Are they not fabulous?!
Interested in doing this for your birthday or themed party? Here's how!
Clear Elmer's Glue
Glitter in the color of your choice
First, line the hard surface that you're using with some type of cover. I used notebook paper,but newspaper works just as well! This will cut down on your clean up time at the end.
Take the champagne glasses one by one, and use a paint brush to paint on the clear glue. You don't need a lot, just enough to cover the surface.
After painting a layer of glue onto the base of the glass, shake the gold glitter onto the base. Don't worry if you miss a spot, you can always apply a little more glue and shake again!
Make sure that the entire base of the glass is covered with glitter, so that no plastic is showing. After about a minute, shake off the excess glitter, so that you can put the extra back in your shaker.
To add a little more personalization, I used a Q-tip to draw letters onto the larger part of the glass. Simply stick the Q-tip into the clear glue and then shake on the glitter to add whatever type of design you would like.
I used the first letter of the girl's names that will be celebrating with me this weekend, then on mine, I put a 23!
They turned out fabulously, and were such an easy craft! I can't wait for everyone to use them!
I also used the exact same supplies to make some glitter birthday candles!
These white candles were just over $1.00 at Target.
You can paint these with the same clear Elmer's glue used above, then just add glitter. Once one side is covered, wait a few minutes to give them time to dry, and then rotate the candles in order to get all sides.
The glitter birthday candles and champagne glasses were both a big success! I've also made my own glitter wine glasses, you can see those here!
We have had the best time partying in my office today, and I can't wait to have dinner with my family tonight!
As always, Have a Sweet Day!