Saturday, June 16, 2012

Glass Luminaries

Good evening!  I hope you are all having a great weekend!  We're having great weather here, and I've been taking advantage of it - getting outside to run, watch my sweetie's cousins play softball games, and working in the yard.  I also got a project done today that I've been thinking about doing for a while now.

I saw a project on the Cricut Circle blog a while back where luminaries were made out of recycled glass jars.  I decided to make something similar for my sweetie and I, based on our wedding.  I found some cheap glass vases at a home store near us and decided to use them.  I cut vinyl and adhered it to the glass jars.  On the first vase I put a bride and groom image on one side, and intertwined rings and our wedding date on the other.  On the second vase I put a sand dollar image on one side (we had a beach wedding and my sweetie found 6 sand dollars while we were there), and the site of our destination wedding (Turks and Caicos) on the other.

Then we sprayed both vases with frosted glass spray paint.

Next I carefully peeled off the vinyl, using an exacto knife to help get the edges started.

Finally, I added a tea light candle and turned out the lights!  

The pictures didn't turn out the greatest, but hopefully you get the idea.  We're so pleased with the final product, and love the way they look both with the candles lighting them up and without.  And the best part.....this was really a very easy project!  This was my first time using vinyl, so I was a little worried about how to cut it, how to get it on the glass, etc, but it was really simple.  :)

Thanks for coming by to take a look and enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

Glass vases
Frosted Glass spray paint
Bride and Groom from Wedding cut at 3 inches
Rings from Wedding cut at 2 inches
Date from Plantin Schoolbook cut at 1 inch
Sand dollar from Life's a Beach cut at 2.75 inches
Destination from Lyrical Letters cut at 1 inch

1 comment:

  1. Oh those turned out really well!! And I love that you got him to help you with them!!! ;)