11

Feb

2013

DIY Tutorial – Chalkboard Martini Glasses

DIY Tutorial

Today I’m delighted to welcome Jo and Nick onto the Blog for today’s DIY Tutorial, Jo  and Nick are one of my Boho couples and have been writing about their wedding panning adventure in the Bridal diary’s. Today They are going to be showing us one of the DIY projects they have started for their wedding; Chalkboard Martini Glasses.

DIY Tutorial - Chalkboard Martini Glasses

 

I’ll pass the Blog over to Jo and Nick……….

DIY Tutorial - Chalkboard Martini Glasses

We love a cocktail or two and have many happy memories of dates spent in cocktail bars trying out the latest creations so it was inevitable that cocktails would have a special place in our wedding.
We were looking for a way to combine our ‘shabby chic’ style with our favourite tipples and came across this fabulous idea of chalkboard martini glasses. Here is how we will be spending the next few weeks making around 80 of them!….

DIY Tutorial - Chalkboard Martini Glasses

DIY Tutorial - Chalkboard Martini Glasses


STEP 1)  We wiped down the glasses to make sure they were free from moisture which makes the masking tape easier to stick on. Wrap tape around the stem of the glass at the desired height.

DIY Tutorial - Chalkboard Martini Glasses DIY Tutorial - Chalkboard Martini Glasses

 

STEP 2)  Paint the bottom of the glass with blackboard paint. You will need to do 3 or 4 coats to make sure that it’s covered evenly and you can’t see through anywhere!     Each coat will take an hour or so to dry fully.

DIY Tutorial - Chalkboard Martini Glasses

 

STEP 3) Once dry and you are happy with the finish carefully peel of the masking tape.

DIY Tutorial - Chalkboard Martini Glasses


STEP 4) Decorate your martini glass however you fancy! We are using ours as the place settings and so will be writing the guests names in chalk on the base of the glasses.         Our tables are also going to be named after our favourite cocktails and so we will be using cocktail flavour jelly beans to fill them and add some colour to the tables!

DIY Tutorial - Chalkboard Martini Glasses

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, we will be back on the blog next Friday to carry on our wedding planning story.

Jo and Nick

xx

 

 

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Comments

    David

    This is a clever tutorial for people to have their own customized martini glasses, and to make the wedding day celebration more memorable. Using these glasses at the reception can be an entertaining experience for guests. I think they could also be used as favors for guests to take home.

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