Now for our last lace project.
John and I recently got a super cheap set ($4.99/6) of stemware at Ikea. We go through it really quickly (translation: just call me butter fingers) so I don't like to spend tons of money on the expensive sort.
I was thinking of ways to use up all of the extra lace from an old item of clothing when I saw the box of these sitting on our kitchen counter.
As Gru would say, "ligghhttbullbb"...
This project is insanely easy and I'll give you a few different ways to do it. Just remember that this is fabric + glass, which means the bond isn't extremely durable. This would be best for a dinner party or special event. I'll talk more about that later- there are different options for the level of durability that you want!
Clean your glasses and wipe the bottoms with rubbing alcohol. Make sure they're completely dry before beginning.
(2) Cut it. Cut out pieces of lace (or fabric) that are relatively the right size, no need to trace, just make sure there is about 1/2 of room all around the edges.
(3) Glue it. Choose your level of durability.FOR ONE NIGHT: use a mixture of 1:1 Elmer's glue and water (well mixed). Apply it liberally to the bottom of your glass, then apply the lace on top. Reapply (using a paintbrush) more Elmer's/water mixture on top. When the evening is over, simply peel the lace off and save for another event. They will need to try over night before the event.
FOR A WHILE: Use 3M spray bond to coat the lace, stick it immediately to the bottom of the glass. Allow to dry for one hour.
FOR A WHILE LONGER: follow the second method and then cover the glass entirely again (except for the bottom- I use a plastic bag for this) and cover with a coat or two of Krylon UV or glaze spray. This will make a clean removal basically impossible, though eventually the lace will start to wear.
(4) Trim it. Allow the glue to dry and then trim the edges with a pair of scissors so that they are perfectly in line with the edges of your stemware.
(5) Wash it. When it's time to wash the glasses, remember not to fully submerge them in water. My suggestion is to use one of those sponge/brush cleaners with the dish washing liquid in the handle. These definitely aren't dishwasher friendly :)
These would be wonderful for a special event, an anniversary, bachelorette party- anything! As I said before, if lace isn't your thing, just substitute in a different fabric (or mod podge on some awesome paper!). Just another fun way to customize your stemware.
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