Martha Stewart Holiday; Turn Glasses to Trees

by Johnnie Collier

#MarthaHolidayPaint #Upcycle Thrift Store Glasses to Whimsical #ChristmasDecor @savedbyloves

I had the fantastic opportunity to try out Plaid’s line of Martha Stewart paint and stencils to create a holiday project.  It wouldn’t be very me if I didn’t come up with an upcycle of some sort.  While out junkin’ with my girls, I spied some thrift store fluted champagne glasses for $0.50 each, and I saw whimsical Christmas trees.  See how Martha Stewart glass paint, stencils and supplies helped me in the transformation, and how to create your own holiday vignette.

#MarthaHolidayPaint #Upcycle Thrift Store Glasses to Whimsical #ChristmasDecor @savedbyloves

SUPPLIES:

#MarthaHolidayPaint #Upcycle Thrift Store Glasses to Whimsical #ChristmasDecor @savedbyloves

Martha Stewart Glass Paint; Holly Berry Red, Silver, Frost

Paint Daubers

Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils Holiday Icons II

Rubbing alcohol and lint free cloth

Hack Saw or Acetone/Yarn

Ice

Hot water

Martha Stewart Crystal Ice

Sandpaper

Safety Glasses

TUTORIAL:

Clean the glasses and cut with either hacksaw, or using the acetone/yarn technique I showed you in this video.

If you go the hacksaw route, you will just score the glasses all the way around at the level you want the cut, then submerge in alternating hot and ice water until break occurs (as shown in the acetone glass cutting video)

#MarthaHolidayPaint #Upcycle Thrift Store Glasses to Whimsical #ChristmasDecor @savedbyloves

*I found the adhesive stencils to be super easy to use and to get a clean, crisp image with the paint daubers and glass paint.  If you are going to use the same stencil repeatedly, make sure to clean and dry the stencil between each use to avoid stray paint marks.

*The Crystal Ice Spray… awesome.  It is temporary, so you can spray it on windows for an icy look.  It is quite simple to use.  Sprays on clear, then starts to crystalize.  I ripped masking tape for a jagged edge, then sprayed over the masking tape stripes.  After about 5 minutes, I removed the masking tape and watched the crystals form.  This could be addictive.

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DISCLOSURE: I received product and payment via The Blueprint Social (www.theblueprintsocial.com) for this post, however, opinions are 100% my own.

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1 gail November 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

woohoo! what a great transformation of those glasses! fabulous tutorial Johnnie!

gail

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2 nest of posies November 14, 2012 at 11:02 am

what a fun twist for a Christmas tree! so festive.

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3 Amy* November 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

Cool! I love how you kept me guessing as to what type of dollar store glasses you used…especially since I have been living at the dollar store the past few weeks :) Very creative, modern, funky, and fun. I would add more adjectives but I don’t want you to think I’m trying to re-write the thesaurus…just one more to add…Awesome with a capital “A”!

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4 Erin Fickert-Rowland November 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I am impressed! I would have never thought this was possible- what a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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5 Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space November 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm

So cool! I never thought about doing something like this with glasses. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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6 carolyn ~ homework November 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Fantastic project! Thanks for the tip on how to cut the glass.

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7 Katie November 16, 2012 at 10:19 am

I have yet to try the new glass paint from Martha. I need to get some since I have quite a few ideas for projects. Your project turned out great!

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8 Steph @ The Silly Pearl November 17, 2012 at 4:52 am

Wow they turned out great! Hope to try that glass cutting technique too someday!

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9 malia November 17, 2012 at 10:05 am

wow that is pretty darn cool, johnnie! i had never heard of that technique.

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10 SavedByLoveCreations November 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Thank you, Malia! You should give it a go. You would come up with some fun creations.

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