You guys know I have a thing for glassware. It’s kind of a running joke in my house because there are more sets of tumblers, goblets, flutes, and mugs than one house honestly needs. But here is the issue. When I see a beautiful glass, I can’t buy just one. That would be strange, no? You have to buy at least a set of four… which means that for each glass I find that I like, I have four. And the best scenario is that each glass is unique, so that all four are special.
I love making glasses on my own as well, which just adds to the problem. I especially love gold geometric style glasses. But, usually, when you see cool glasses, though, they’re made on a cricut… and I despise my cricut. It’s a fine machine, don’t get me wrong… but I feel the same way about it as I feel about my sewing machine. It’s a necessary evil.
That is why, when I made this project, I decidedly sought out to make it without the machine’s help.
It wasn’t hard. In fact, it only took about 30 minutes to complete and the results are just beautiful. If you have an Xacto knife and a ruler, you’re golden. I use 651 Vinyl which is best suited for outdoor use, which means that you can wash it and it’s totally cool. All you do is use a ruler to cut regular widths, then cut all of the widths at an angle to create pieces for your tumblers.
As long as you don’t cut deep – just a light slice through the vinyl – and you can peel the vinyl right off the backing with some tweezers, then apply to your glasses.
It’s fairly easy and pretty fun, but it is hard to get four identical looking glasses, which is why I did four varying designs which makes it look artistic.
I feel like this would be a pretty amazing gift, too! I actually considered giving these to a friend at an upcoming house-warming party because A) they’re too cool to not gift and B) I do not need another set of glasses in my life.
Regardless, they’ll find a great home and YOU get to benefit from this project by having the opportunity to make your own. You won’t ever have FOMO for not having a cricut again.
So, what possibilities does this open up for you? Knowing that you can use the vinyl that is used in most cricut machines, but you can just cut with your hands… AND you can make something this beautiful?
Tell me, what would you do with this technique? Are you having any ideas? Leave them in the comments below!