by Laura Charko
Here’s a simple way to personalize gifts or add some flair to a party! These glasses (actually shatter-proof plastic that looks just like glass!) were made as part of the thank you gifts for a wedding party.
I used the cricut cartridges Love Struck for the lips and CTMH Artiste for the moustaches! Since these glasses have grooves built in for the thumb to sit in, the vinyl was applied so that when they were held up to the mouth, the lips or moustaches were in just the right spot on the drinker’s face – totally made me giggle after applying each one LOL
My tip for designing vinyl for curved areas, like glasses, is to take the measurement of the area you can see from one angle. For the flutes for example, about 2 inches were visible at any given time, any more than that was cut off as it curved around the glass. Knowing this, I could try to keep my designs within 2 inches wide so that the name could be read and the image could be legible when it was looked at straight on.
Don’t forget to test out your vinyl on your objects before you finish a project like this so that you’ll know how they interact. Some glass doesn’t hold certain vinyl as well as other glass. I would also recommend hand-washing any items that will be used again, not putting them in the dishwasher.
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