Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Metallic Dotted Tumblers

With only a week to go till Christmas, you may be looking for some last minute gift or home d├ęcor ideas. If so, you might want to give this quick and fun tutorial a try, and make some cute Metallic Dotted Tumblers! I’m so in love with mine – they make fabulous holiday party cups, AND they look awesome with a candle inside too. Give it a go!

You’ll Need:
Glass tumblers
Metallic glass paint
Wooden skewers
Adhesive foam sheet

Step 1: Cut out your stamps
Cut out three different sizes of small circles from the adhesive foam sheet. Peel off the sticky backing, and stick them to the flat end of the wooden skewers. Now you have your stamps!

Step 2: Start stamping
Starting with the largest of your three circle stamps, begin stamping your glass with the paint. Simply dip the stamp and dot on the colour! Use the larger, concentrated circles at the base of the glass, then gradually move to smaller, more spaced out circles near the top.

Step 3: Admire

Let your tumblers dry and admire your work! Serve festive bevvies out of your trendy glasses, or stick a candle in for a cheery glow!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Potato Chip Bag Gift Wrap

I’m always on the hunt for cute and different ways to wrap gifts - After all, who doesn’t love getting a perfectly wrapped present!? I found some great metallic silver wrapping paper at the craft store, but it was so overpriced I just couldn’t justify buying it… So I decided to try this instead: Potato Chip Bag Gift Wrap! OK, I know it sounds kind of gross, but it actually works so well and looks absolutely adorable. Plus it’s super thrifty, and gives you an excuse to go buy a bag of chips (as if you needed one…)

- Empty potato chip bag with metallic inside
- Dish soap

1.  Cut your potato chip bag at the seams to get one flat piece & reveal the shiny insides
2.  Wash your bag with dish soap and water to remove grease, then lay flat to dry
3.  Wrap your gift and feel like a thrifty champ!

So easy and so cute, right?? This would look extra sweet in a Christmas theme with red ribbon and a little sprig of evergreen. It really is amazing what you can repurpose into something new and lovely!

Any other ideas on unusual gift-wrapping materials??