There’s never too much crafting at Plaid. Our most recent Lunch and Learn let everyone from accounting to graphics explore the Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage line. We also were thrilled to host special guest Janet Stein from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for a craftastic lunch! One of the projects we did used Martha Stewart’s favorite drinking glass – the Marta from CB2 – but added a creepy surprise at the bottom. We wanted to share with you this project designed by Chris Williams that’s super easy to make and just in time for Halloween! Plus, once the decoupage has cured, the glasses are dishwasher safe, too. Find the line in-store at Michaels or in our online shop.
- 33448 Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Paper Cut-outs – Creepy Icons available at Michaels
- 33276 Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Gloss Finish 8 oz
- 33335 Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brushes
- Marta glasses (from CB2) or desired clear glass drinking glasses
- rubbing alcohol
- paper towels
1. Thoroughly wash your glasses in warm soapy water. Rinse well and allow to thoroughly dry.
2. Dampen paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe over areas of glass you intend to decoupage. I placed the eyeball paper cut-out on the bottom of the glass so I wiped over the bottom well. Allow to dry.
3. Load decoupage brush with Gloss Decoupage Finish and brush over both the backside of the paper cut-out and the glass bottom.
4. Immediately place the paper cut-out on the bottom of the glass matching finish to finish. Apply pressure to smooth the paper cut-out releasing any air bubbles as well as excess decoupage finish. Wipe away any excess with a paper towel. Allow to dry for two hours.
5. After two hours, brush a coat of the decoupage finish over the bottom of the glass being careful to brush over the eyeball paper cut-out as well as approximately ¼” outside the edge of the paper. NOTE: you want to fully encapsulate the paper edges with the decoupage finish. Allow to dry two hours.
6. Repeat adding a second coat and third top coat. Allow to dry an additional two hours between applications. After the third application, allow your glass to dry 21 days to fully cure.
7. Once cured, your glass can be used and is top shelf dishwasher safe.
Tip: If desired, an application of paint can be applied to the bottom of the glass after the decoupage finish has been thoroughly dried. Martha Stewart Crafts Satin or Gloss Craft Paints can either be brushed or pounced over the bottom of the glass. Allow the glass to cure 21 days prior to using. Once fully cured your “Creepy Halloween Eyeball” glass can be washed; top shelf dishwasher safe.