With this month’s theme being sizzle and splash I created an easy craft you can use while entertaining to really make your drinks sizzle! During the summer my family enjoys having friends over for dinner, cocktails, bonfires and great conversation. I like to experiment with fruity cocktails; however a margarita always seems to be a staple. This month’s DIY craft is easy and features decorative cocktail glasses. Turn a margarita, martini or wine glass into a decorative piece of art that will make any cocktail look fantastic. I love using my decorative glasses while entertaining. Of course, it’s also wedding season and a set of four glasses makes a perfect wedding gift. All the items can be found at your local dollar and hardware store. Also, please note that after the glasses are complete they are hand wash only. I would love to see your finished Quick Craft. If you create this craft or any of the crafts featured in the DIY Quick Craft please take a picture and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Crafting! Supplies: Glasses (I purchased glasses at the local dollar store); 5-minute epoxy glue (syringe style); lead free solder wire; glass beads; wire cutter; needle nose pliers; toothpicks How-To: 2 min: Clean glasses. 2 min: Use the needle nose pliers to assist in bending the solder wire into a circle. Wrap the wire in a circular motion large enough to be able to glue the bead. 5 min: Wrap the solder wire around the glass. The wire is bendable so feel free to be creative. 3 MIN: Mix the epoxy glue. Epoxy is a two-part mixture. It has a resin and a hardener. Once mixed together, a chemical reaction takes place and it begins to set up, or harden. The syringe type automatically administers equal proportions. Squeeze out only a small amount. 10 min: Glue the glass beads to the wire. Glue one bead at a time. 20 min: Let dry. 2 min: Hand wash and you are ready to start using. Enjoy your new cocktail glasses or give them as a creative, handmade gift! [nggallery id=233]
Jennifer Hodges is a Southern belle at heart, however, she does bleed green. A native of North Carolina, she has lived in Michigan since 1998. When not crafting, Jennifer is the Media Director at M3 Group. She loves spending time with her family, camping and singing lots of karaoke.