HI HI HI! Merry Christmas! (Soon)
I'm excited to get down with the festive feasting and celebrations! But there's this one thing that gives me a headache. EVERY SINGLE YEAR.
WHAT PRESENT TO GIVE AH?
Somehow, everyone in my family (except me) has a talent in buying gifts. I, on the other hand, hate shopping for presents because I'm really not easy when it comes to shopping.
I linger.. And linger..... Well, soon it becomes forever.
It's never easy to get a "correct" gift for anyone too. The monster at the back of my head always says,
Are you sure?
What if he/she doesn't like this?
I enjoy getting practical gifts because gifts are better when useful! But let's admit it. Such gifts are difficult to come by.
So with the touch of an angel *points to star at the top of my very mini christmas tree* 👆⭐️🌲, I've decided......
I shall make my gifts.
DO IT MYSELF.
There's nothing the hand can't do, aye?
It's no doubt that I love craft and the idea of personalizing a gift. Everyone likes anything that's specially made for them!
Here's my humble attempt at a DIY tutorial for these. Hope you'll enjoy it!
DIY Tutorial: Personalized etched glasses!
- Glass cups from IKEA
- Glass etching cream from Art Friend
- A pair of rubber gloves
- Vinyl sheet with adhesive
- White paper for printing
- Pen knife and/or scissors
- Scotch tape
+ all other decorative items you need / like to spruce this up
1. Decide who you want to make this for.
2. Type and print the names of those you want to make this gift for. Make sure it is not too small!
I prefer a block-ish font because I'll be cutting these out later.
3. Cut and paste the names onto the vinyl sheet.
4. Cut into individual strips once more. You can also cut them later but I prefer working with a smaller cutting area.
5. The first round of fun begins!
Using a pen knife, trace and cut the letters of each name.
Note that you would want to keep the small pieces for the "holes" in the letters - specifically A, B, D, O, P, Q, R.
6. When cutting's all done! ✌️
Time to peel off the paper from step 2 and/or 3.
7. Peel off the protective layer of the vinyl strip.
Carefully paste them onto the surface of the glass.
Ensure that the vinyl strip sticks flat on the glass and that no air bubbles are formed in the process.
Don't forget about the small pieces that you've kept for the "holes" in the letters (A, B, D, O, P, Q, R) in step 5!
Army of glasses roaring and ready to go! 💪
8. Time to brush on the glass-etching cream! Make sure the spaces meant to be etched are all covered but don't overdo it (the excess with flow all over and that's not what we want).
⚠️ Do NOT touch the cream with your bare hands/skin. If so, wash off immediately.
You might want to use the rubber gloves here!
9. Leave these for about 10-15mins. The glass etching cream will now work its magic.
This is the time where the "chemical bites the glass" so be patient!!
10. 10-15 mins later, put on your rubber gloves. We're ready to wash off the glass etching cream and remove the vinyl strips.
11. Wash, dry and stack.
Now, we're talking. 😬
The etching lasts forever and ever.
12. Get creative and decorate your gifts!
Any recipient would be proud and happy to own a piece of your hardwork. Trust me! ☺️
The end result?
Lookin' so fine aye? 😌
Time to start working the DIY elf in you if you're still thinking of what to do/give!
P.S. If you're going to be a little cray like me to personalize as many as 30 glasses at a go, prepare some band aids. Don't say I never warn you!
😂 diy is hardwork 😂
Hope you've enjoyed reading this (and is planning a trip to the craft store soon 😂)
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Have yourself a blessed Merry Christmas while I go put my crafty (😅) hands to make my other Christmas gifts now! Back to my "elf life" at Sensibar! 👋😘
Hehehe on a completely different note...
Thank you all for camping!! It's the first time I'm getting so many campers, it's actually quite thrilling for myself 😂 seems like everyone loves to DIY too 😬 happy crafting and share your DIY with me!!
Saturday, 12 Dec 2015
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