DIY Metallic Painted Eggnog CupsDecember 09, 2015 | FILED UNDER: Paint, Christmas
This year our eggnog tradition got a little fancier with these fun cups! I had purchased several of these vintage glasses at the Goodwill for $1 a piece earlier in the year and was just waiting for an opportunity to put them to use. Eggnog seemed like the perfect drink to serve in them – I can imagine our grandparents sipping eggnog in very similar glasses back in the 50s! Since a touch of metallic makes everything better, I gave them a little DIY scalloped paint treatment:Head to the thrift store to find your own special eggnog cups, and read on for the easy tutorial!
Supplies for Metallic Painted Glasses
- Vintage glasses / tea cups (find them at the thrift store for a couple dollars each!)
- Small fan shaped brush (I used the rounded one in this Martha Stewart brush set)
- Martha Stewart metallic paint (I used gold, rose chrome, and rust)
How to Make Metallic Painted GlassesThe process is so simple! Just squeeze out a little paint onto a paper plate, dip your fan shaped brush into it, and then make brush strokes down the side of the glass, starting about an inch below the top of the cup. Once you’ve made your way around the cup, let the paint dry and repeat with 2 more coats, following along the same brushstrokes. Note: The Martha Stewart paints say they are dishwasher safe after curing for a few weeks, but I would hand wash them and avoid scrubbing directly on the paint to be safe.
Now for the fun part – filling them with eggnog! I tried International Delight’s Very Vanilla Nog this year and it was delicious. I love to have my eggnog with a sprinkle of nutmeg and sometimes a splash of rum. A cinnamon stick makes a fun little garnish too. If you’re having guests, put a simple little tray together to make it extra special. InternationalDelight.com and share how their holiday drinks help you capture the spirit of the season for a chance to win a holiday brunch for your friends and family hosted by International Delight! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.