Last week I took a break from crocheting a baby blanket for my friend’s upcoming bundle of joy and decided that I wanted to make something for myself. I had been seeing a lot of tutorials online for painted glasses and decided that I would paint myself some glasses! All it took was a quick trip to Big Lots to get the cups and rummaging through my craft supplies to find my glass paint and I was ready!
What I couldn’t find were any of my good paint brushes, so I used Q-Tips. Hence the cups look a little like they were made by children. But I like that aesthetic.
I put on two coats of each color to ensure that there would be optimal opacity, then let the cups dry for a couple days. According to the directions on the paint they are supposed to dry for 21 days or you can bake them after drying for 48 hours.
After a few days I followed the directions and put them in the cool oven, heated it to 325 and baked for 30 minutes. Then you have to let them cool in the oven, so that the glass doesn’t break from extreme heat changes.
And behold! I now will never lack for super fancy cups to drink out of! I do recommend hand washing, so that there is no risk of the paint coming off. I also recommend playing around with different patterns and stencils and what have you, though I played it safe and did something imperfectly perfect for my taste.
It’s a surprisingly easy project that you can do for yourself, or as a gift. I’m considering who I’m going to want to make some pretty personalized cups for in the future…
If you plan on doing a project, such as cleaning your room, having a good and healthy lunch will fuel you up with enough gas to keep you going!
This recipe I found on Pinterest somewhere. It includes:
- 1 head of Cauliflower
- 3 cloves of Garlic
- 1/4 cup of Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
- Salt & Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons of Grated Parmesean
First thing was to chop up the cauliflower into some nice medium-sized pieces. I like cauliflower, there’s something about the texture that works for me a little better than broccoli. I especially enjoy using it as a potato substitute. So once you chop it, give it a good rinse.
Now add all the ingredients aside from the cheese and mix it all right up.
Spread the Cauliflower on a greased pan (make sure there are some edges to it or the oil will run off into the oven).
Put it in the preheated oven at 450 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring halfway. Then, if you’re so lucky, sit down and play with some cute puppies.
About 5 minutes before they were done I put on the Parmesan cheese and mixed them again.
And voila! A very tasty side dish, or lunch if you’re a ridiculous person like I am. I seriously wasn’t hungry for 3 or 4 hours after this, and that’s saying something because I’m always hungry.
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Let’s face it, Christmas is coming and there’s no stopping it. I know it’s really too early for most people, but I thought I would provide some premature holiday inspiration! Our family is going to be keeping it simple this year, so I’m going to try to give everyone things that I can make that aren’t super costly.
- DIY Wooden Trivet Set at A Beautiful Mess – Trivets! Who even thinks of these things? And we all need them! Especially when there’s a lot of family or friends over for dinner and you need the counter space for something else! Genius!
- Snakeskin Coaster DIY from The Band Wife Blog – Everyone needs coasters, and these are so rock and roll.
- Simple Crystal Cuff DIY from Thanks, I Made It – Buy these products in bulk and make them for all of the girls that you’ve ever known.
- Chain Friendship Bracelets from Stripes and Sequins – So simple, but so colorful and fun. Easy way to cross your best girlfriends off your list.
- Cutest Bows in Town Tutorial at Oh the Blissful Life – Another one for the girls, and honestly I make these for myself all the time. Perfect for nieces or friend’s kids. The best part is that there’s no sewing involved!
- DIY Mason Jar Vases from Please Note – It’s a rather refreshing take on the mason jar trend that has been rocking the pinterest for EVER.
- Jewelry Storage from Monaluna – I would do this for my mom or sister in a heartbeat. So much easier to see what you have than a box.
- Animal Bookend from Natalme – Thinking seriously about doing this for my brother. He’s got a lot of books, surprisingly, and I think these are super funny.
- Washi Tape Journal at Design Love Fest – A simply gift to give your friends who already have a billion journals but always need more.
- Pendants from Plastic Toys from Minted Strawberry – Seriously? Yes. Yes.
- Crafty Book Binding by Poppytalk – For someone who is willing to take the extra steps, basically this craft is a little more advanced. I don’t know if I can do it without seriously hurting myself, but I might attempt it anyway.
- Dinosaur Serving Dish at Three Little Monkeys Studio – Ok, obviously all I want to do is go buy a bunch of toys and turn them into Christmas presents. But how awesome would this be to receive? On a scale of 1 to 10, a 17.
I get bursts of craftiness at times, and I had a real hankering for some statement necklaces a few weeks ago… so I made some! I got all of the beads and chain and whatnot from Michael’s, and I put it together while watching Doctor Who. It was actually really easy, and I ended up giving the green one away as a birthday present.