Friday, February 02, 2007

Valentines Project 2: Cup Bottoms

Just in under the wire. My boyfriend was looking at the project and then left to go see if he could rewire my parents new DVD player so that it shows movies in actual color. He took a look at me and my dry glue covered hands and said, "Go back to fighting your war of craft escalation."

Project number 2.

Spiff up some glasses for your Valentines Day festivities. I found 2 for 99cents at Goodwill.

Cheap glasses from Goodwill (look for glasses with flat non-textured bottoms)
Card stock- 2 patterns
(I used a polka dot for the circles and maroon for the heart)
ModPodge (some other sealant?)

Wash glasses REALLY well.
Cut a small heart.
Cut 2 circles of paper per glass. Make them slightly bigger than the glass bottoms.
Glue together pattern-sides out.
Allow to dry.
Hold circle-sandwich to the bottom of the glass and estimate how much should be cut.
Remove circle-sandwich from bottom. Cut. Eye. Cut. Etc until circle-sandwich doesn't stick out at all beyond the glass bottom. (A little too small is better than a little too big.)
When you've got the right size, glue the heart onto one side.
Cover heart-side of circle with thin layer of ModPodge.
Try to smooth out glue around heart because it will gather.
Carefully place on bottom of cup (NOT inside of the glass).
Turn glass over and press into table to secure.
Cover other side with ModPodge with several layers of glue. Allow to dry in between. Seal around edges.
You can use your fingernail to scrape off any ModPodge that has strayed too far away from the gluing area.

These will not survive the dishwasher. To clean, hand wash carefully.

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