Monday, February 2, 2015

Nail polish swirled glasses

We've all seen the posts using nail polish and dipping glassware to create swirls on the glass. Well...this is one of those time that was a Pinterest fail but a win in another way. Using shot glasses and wine glasses from the dollar store and nail polish from Wally World, we began trying this. We realized quickly that this wasn't going to work according to the photos and directions on Pinterest so we went in another direction completely. Again using my Silhouette, we cut initials, palmetto trees and some other shapes from vinyl to use instead. We used the outlines and stuck them to the glass. We then painted the interior of the stencil with nail polish and let it dry. Once it dried, we used a clear coat polish to add some shine and seal the colors. So far, my wine glass with the dots has held up well although I do hand wash it.

We did use cotton swabs and polish remover to clean up the excess paint where it was needed.
And if you look closely at the shot glass in the photo on the far left, you can see the original swirl idea and badly it worked. BUT we were happy with the hand painted results anyway and thought the glasses turned out nicely.