I took yesterday off to clean my house, and BOY did it need it! Laundry was everywhere, and dishes...dishes as far as the eye could see! Now we are all nice and tidy, and I can return to my little bloggy slice of heaven.
For my Lash Bash, I wanted to create something personalized for my guests to take home. When I saw Benefit's martini glass with their logo on it, on the page with food and drink ideas on the Lash Bash planning site, I KNEW I had found my something amazing. I didn't want to use the exact same logo as what was on THEIR glasses, so I chose to use the written out logo, that was available for download on the Ipsy/Benefit Lash Bash planning site. I looked in to lots of different ways of creating personalized glassware, but they seemed a bit on the expensive side, and since I am a gal on a budget.....I did these the Only Average way.
I do want to note that although I used permanent markers, this was NOT permanent on the glassware. If a glass is rubbed hard, or washed vigorously, the writing will wash off. I am sure that there is a sealant that could be applied to the glasses, but I didn't do it. This worked well for the one-night event, and were a hit. I offered to re-write on anyone's glass after it was washed, if they wanted to save it.
|Customized Glassware for my Lash Bash|
What you'll need:
|You will need permanent markers, a printout of what you want on the glass, two pieces of tape, and your glass.|
- Clear (or lightly tinted) martini glass (this one is from my local Dollar Tree), or other glassware you would like to personalize; washed and dried.
- Permanent markers in two shades: the metallic ones I used worked very well, and are (you guessed it!) sold in sets of 2 at Dollar Tree
- A printout of the logo/phrase you want on your glassware, cut out close to the words
- Two small pieces of scotch tape
Next, put two pieces of tape on your logo paper- one on each side, so that the sticky side is on the same side as the printing is.
|Remember to keep your design low on the glass, and one that you can easily trace.|
|A top view of the paper taped inside the glass.|
|As you can see, you can't really see the silver letters. That's ok- what we really want is a base for the red.|
|If your tracing isn't perfect, don't stress it! The marker will easily wipe off at this point, if you want to try again. Personally, I think that imperfections make this project unique.|
|Simple and classic.|
|Love Benefit?! Why, yes...yes I do!|
For a basic personalized glass, that's it!
|Freehanding the letters was really easy!|
|Just freehand the words again, right over the base color.|
I had so much fun making these, that I wanted to keep going, so I flipped my glass over and freehanded the hashtag: #benebabe to the glasses, first with the silver, and then the red/pink marker.
|The silver looks better here, but is still very pale and boring.|
|The red over the silver really makes it "pop".|
These turned out super cute, and were a major hit at the party!
I served "Wink Lemonade" (Pink Lemonade) in the glasses, and rimmed them with pink sugar crystals. This is a super easy way to up your presentation, and only takes a minute to do.
|So gorgeous, served with Wink Lemonade :)|
What you'll need:
|You will need: two plates, sugar crystals, lime juice (or fresh limes), and your glass|
- two smaller plates
- decorator's sugar crystals in the color of your choice (we used pink!)
- lime juice, either fresh or bottled
- the glass you wish to sugar rim
|So easy, the kids took over this job at the party :)|
|There isn't enough sugar on this plate, but I think you get the idea.|
Tell me- what's your favorite drink to sip from a martini glass?
Until next time, my friends- Stay average!