So I have a staff meeting tomorrow at work and after the staff meeting we plan to have a small Holiday gathering with a gift swap. We were instructed to wrap something we already own . . . well I just couldn’t think of anything to give that I already owned. I’m just not good at these things! I need specifics! Should it be wacky, tacky, or a real gift?!? IDK.
So here I am the day before . . . (because there’s nothing like procrastination-it’s just how I function) trying to decide what to give.
Then I browsed Pinterest and came across this idea:
originally blogged about here:
I had re-pinned this idea a short while ago with the original intention of making a set for myself for when I have a girl’s night, but I figured this would make a cute gift as well.
So I ventured into Dollar Tree to purchase some glasses, sure I own wine glasses, but none that I wanted to give away . . . So I grabbed up a couple from Dollar Tree (especially good because if I failed at this project I wouldn’t have lost much money on it).
First I laid out some newspaper.
In the original tutorial it says to dip the glasses into a can of chalkboard paint, well I only had the chalkboard spray paint so I used what I had.
Second: I wrapped newspaper around the stem and then taped it off with painters tape. . . .
I then used a combination of foil and newspaper to cover the rest of the glass.
Next, I gave the glasses a few quick shots of Rustoleum’s Chalkboard spray paint. Then I let it dry and then did a second coat.
I removed the tape and foil and was able to get a perfect-clean line around the stem.
I bundled a few pieces f chalk and wrapped them with a festive red ribbon.
So there you have it!! A super-quick, easy and inexpensive swap gift.
We’ll see how I make out-hopefully my gift won’t get shunned for being too practical! Fingers crossed!