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Hostess Gift Idea — give a set of Hand Painted Glasses

 It’s Thursday and another week of the Fabulous Mrs. Bliss Holiday Workshop!
I love this series. So many great ideas for the upcoming Holiday Season!
 Today I am sharing a craft that would be a fun, personalized Hostess Gift Idea — Hand Painted Glasses. 
First, you need some glass paint. I used DecoArt’s Gloss Enamel that I was sent through The DIY Club – they are formulated to go on glass and can be washed! I found the glasses at Target — .60/each.
Now you need to decide what you want to paint. Here’s a tip — go for something simple. It is a little tricky to paint on glass since it’s round. I used stamps on one set of glasses. Another tip if you are going to use stamps, use a stamp that has a flat bottom. I used plain, round stamps.
Another idea, you can use stencils. I used a stencil to add an initial to one set of my glasses. It is helpful to tape the stencil in place so it doesn’t slip around.
I decided to do a mustache theme for one of my sets. I think the mustache craze is so funny and cute. What a whimsical hostess gift this would be for someone that has young children, or even as a hostess gift for a man — maybe your husband’s poker buddy or boss? 
Personalized with a sense of humor!
And, you can never go wrong with polka dots. Simple, classic and easy to do. I used two different sizes of polka dot stamps. But another idea would be the end of a pencil for small dots, or a larger marker top for a bigger size of circle.
Other ideas would be a simple flower or lots of small dots like confetti. How cute would that be for a New Year’s Hostess Gift? And if you were really ambitious, you could paint or stencil the New Year on the glasses. Or you could also etch a design on your glasses like these from Peek Keep:
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You can also use goblets for a more formal, fancy look! Or a Platter with Holly, or Gifts, or a simple pattern would be beautiful!
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Once your glasses are painted, you let them dry for a couple days, then pop them in the oven on a low temperature for a couple hours to set the paint.
 Then fill the glasses with something tasty or pretty! I filled mine with Kisses, but other ideas would be a set of matching napkins or even a gift card to their favorite take out restaurant! See — take out + your glasses = a wonderful meal!
 
Then you are ready to package them up! I found some simple, iron baskets, I added a matching dishtowel and add some cellophane and you are ready to give them to your hostess!
This project cost less than $5!
 

The Workshop continues with these great topics for creating the perfect holiday season…..

Mindy Lockard Tips for Holiday Tipping
Pemberley CollectionsMiniature Pumpkin Garland – A How To Guide
The Entertaining House Halloween Inspiration
Lily Lemon TreeDressing for Party Success-Stylish Attire for the Chic Hostess
The Savvy HostHandling too much “merry-making” (yours or theirs)
Ab home InteriorsFabulous holiday florals-Essential tips for the floral impaired
Housewife Bliss Global Citizen’s Guide to Holiday festivities
Lucky Life PartiesDecking the halls to make your home party ready
The Daily BasicsStarting the kids in your family on collections
XOXO

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