How To Dress Up Vintage Champagne Glasses for Valentine's Day

How To Dress Up Vintage Champagne Glasses for Valentine's Day

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Ashley Poskin
Feb 9, 2015
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I love Valentine's day and all its tacky, kitschy charm, but when it comes to hosting a party I seem to sway towards the more refined, romantic aesthetic. This simple DIY is a great way to add a touch of poetic whimsy without going too far in the glittery-hearts-and-cherubs-shooting-arrows direction.

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I found these daisies and thought they had a really sweet, delicate aesthetic without coming across as overly decoupagey/craftastic. However, dried, pressed flowers (if pressed flat enough) could be really beautiful and would add a nice touch of color to your table as well. It all depends on your taste -we are working with Mod Podge here!

What You Need

Materials

  • Any cocktail glass with a stem and foot
  • Paper ephemera (flowers, old love notes, whatever fits your fancy!)
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam craft brush

Instructions

1. Select your vessel. You can do this with any sort of glassware, just be sure to remember to hand wash after each use and never put them in the dishwasher.

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2. Select your decor and make any adjustments needed to ensure the glass will sit flush. Before proceeding to the next step, be sure the bottom of your vessel is nice and clean —you don't want to seal any water spots in!

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3. Flip the glass upside down and brush a thick layer of Mod Podge on to the bottom of the foot of the glass. Brush the top of the paper decoration with a layer, and place it face down on the bottom of the glass. Brush another thick layer of Mod Podge on to cover the entire bottom of the glass.

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4. Repeat step three with the rest of the glasses and let dry for 3-5 hours. If you have the time, it's best to let them sit and dry overnight as some glasses could have layers that are thicker than the rest so your drying time may vary.

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There you have it! Bottoms up!

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