The Spring has graciously decided to stay here in California, at long last! Retailers are always ahead of the game, and have already begun displaying Summer wares. On a recent browsing, I came across these adorable flutes at Pier One.
I liked them, but $8.95 per glass seemed a bit pricey, especially when I usually buy my glasses in sets of ten or twelve at a time. These would likely only be used during Summer.....needless to say, I walked away without them.
Well, those darned glasses kept niggling at me in the back of my mind, so it was a couple of days later when I hopped online. I did a quick search of Pier One Floral Glasses, because I couldn't remember the name of the particular glass. When I did, these came up.
I liked these glasses even more than the first, and they fit perfectly with the Tablescape theme I had begun planning, yet these were even more at $10 each. I decided I could accomplish a similar knock-off much more inexpensively. Here is my process.
You will need:
I decided to use these faux sunflowers as an inspiration, knowing I'd be using them in my tablescape.
I began by using the larger brush to paint petals. Allow dry time.
Next, I painted the stems of the glasses in forest green. Allow dry time.
Next, I brought in the orange using the smaller of the two brushes.
Here is how the flutes look upside down.
What is great about this project is I completed it in less than ten minutes, and the paint won't come off with use, but washes off easily with soap and water. This is a really simple and inexpensive way to elevate plain glass for a get-together.
Flutes, $1 each at The Dollar Tree
Paints, $0.69 each at Walmart
To see these glasses featured in my Spring into Summer Tablescape, visit the post on my blog Parsimonious Décor Darling by clicking here.
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