Thursday, November 3, 2011

Glass Thanksgiving Decor Tutorial

So I've been looking for some cheap and easy decor ideas, and I found one on Pinterest that looked super easy. This is the finished project:
Total cost--under $10.00
Total time--about and hour. Not too bad. So here's what I did:

I bought 6 of these glasses from the dollar store. They have many different shapes and sizes, these were just about what I was looking for.
Then, I used a black Sharpie to write "grazie" on them. Italian for Thank You. Don't ask me why, but I like to do things in different languages. It's just something a little different from the norm, and it makes me feel smart. :)

Next, I took a glue gun and traced the letters. Make sure you go slow and steady to try to get an even look. I wish I had a steadier hand, mine turned out a little more bumpy than I would have liked. The good thing about glue on glass, is that if you do mess up, it peels off really easily and you can try again! Also, try to get rid of all those glue strings when the glue has dried.

Then, I took them outside to get spray painted. I chose an almond color so it would stand out on my black shelf, but you can do whatever color you'd like!

Give them a light coat first, then give them a few minutes to dry. Don't spray too much at once or your paint will run! I did probably 5 or 6 coats before I felt like they were well covered. And yes, that's snow. Brrrr. Then I brought them inside to dry all the way.
When they were dry I just rounded up some fall picks and flowers that I already had laying around and arranged them all on my shelf. Like so:
It's nothing crazy amazing, but it was cheap and easy. And it filled the shelf. Have fun!
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