DIY St. Patrick’s Day Cups + Silhouette Promo!
February 28, 2013
Tomorrow is March (already!) and this month is going to be a holiday packed month. To get a head start on holiday crafting, today I’m sharing a super easy tutorial for making your own decorative drinking glasses. A little over a year ago the Mr. got me a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas. I had been eyeing one for quite sometime after seeing Melissa post all the lovely things she was creating with hers. Now that I have one I’m absolutely hooked and have been creating paper, vinyl and fabric die-cut things. There’s just about one project that I used my Silhouette on in every room of our house.
I filled my St. Patrick’s day cups with tangerine Italian soda. Just fill up a glass with ice, pour some of your favorite Italian soda (I love the Whole Food’s brand), top with a splash of cream, then finish with a spritz of whipped cream. So delicious and refreshing!
To make your own festive cups you will need:
1. Create your design using the Silhouette software (if you would like me to send you the design I created, please just leave a comment below) and load the adhesive vinyl. / 2. Let the Silhouette do it’s thing! / 3. Peel away the negative space (the part that is the background). / 4. Apply the transfer paper on top of the design, with the sticky side of the transfer paper down. / 5. Cut the the transfer paper after you’ve covered a little bit past your design. / 6. Use a squeegee to press the design onto the transfer paper. / 7. Cut each design into an individual sticker. / 8. Carefully apply the sticker onto the glass (make sure it’s clean and dust free) and use your fingers to smooth out any air bubbles. / 9. Carefully peel away the transfer tape. / 10. You’re done!
If you’ve been wanting a Silhouette to make your own vinyl stickers and a ton of other diecut things now is a create time! Starting today Silhouette is having a sale! Head on over to their online store and make sure to enter the code “HEARTS” when you checkout to get the sale prices you see below.