I’m not usually one that jumps on crafty ‘bandwagon trends’, but this time, I couldn’t help myself. While I have been admiring people’s glittered stem wine glasses for quite some time, I never had any intention of making any for myself – they looked like a lot of work. However, while browsing at a store last week, I discovered the perfect birthday present for a friend of mine: a portable wine glass (the kind that collapses into your purse), cute wine glass gift containers, and wine themed coasters. That’s when I knew I had to make some.
So, I purchased several inexpensive wine glasses, Mod Podge, super fine glitter, and Triple Thick (for the sealant). After the whole process of applying the glitter, drying, sealing etc. I was sort of disappointed that most of the shine had been diminished by the layer of Triple Thick, plus some places were a bit clumpy where it had ‘pooled’ while drying.
Since the Mod Podge I am using is dishwasher safe, I thought that I would give it a go, using it as the sealant instead…. the only caveat to this is that it takes 28 days to cure before you can get it wet. 28 DAYS! Sadly, it didn’t do any better than the Triple Thick in keeping the glitter brilliant. However, I do think that the gold looks much better than the blue, so maybe the key is to use light colored glitters with this product instead. Now I have to wait 28 days to tell you if it actually holds up in the dishwasher. I’ll keep you posted.
You can check out the results for yourself with the photo on the left. The Triple Thick glasses are on the left, while the Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge is on the right. My last alternative to coating these guys is using a resin on them and admittedly I stink at resin (if you are a long, long time follower of this blog, you may remember my attempts at resin jewelry or you can use the search bar and type ‘resin’ and see what I mean) so I’m not sure how many more glasses I will attempt (I may just stick with gold if I do).