Crafty DIY projects.
The project Blinged-out Champagne flutes
What you’ll need Champagne flutes ($10 for six at Cost Plus World Market, 623 N Sheffield Ave, 312-587-8037; or $8 for 25 disposable plastic flutes at Jewel-Osco, locations throughout the city, jewelosco.com); 180-pack of 5mm rhinestones in assorted colors ($4 from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, locations throughout the city, joann.com); G-S Hypo Cement Adhesive ($5 for 4oz from Jo-Ann fabric and Craft Stores); Marvy Extra-Fine silver paint marker ($3 at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores); lint-free cloth; masking tape; paper and pencil
1. Wash the glasses in very hot water to remove all dust and oil and let them air-dry. Polish with a lint-free cloth to remove water spots. 2. While the glasses dry, design a stencil by drawing a simple image (such as a star or dollar-bill sign) that’s about two inches by three inches onto a piece of paper. Use the tip of your pencil to punch holes along edges of the design on the stencil. 3. Tape the drawing into place on your Champagne glass. Use the paint marker to apply a small dot of paint through each hole in the stencil. Remove the stencil once the dotted outline of the design is completely transferred onto the glass. 4. Using a drop of glue, gently secure a stone on one dot at a time and press lightly. Repeat this process for each dot in the design. 5. Allow the glue to dry for at least four hours before using. 6. Pop open a bottle of bubbly and celebrate! Total cost and assembly time: About $22; three hours (not including drying time)