Internet Christmas shopping is on the rise. and surprisingly, I did none of mine online. This year, I switched gears on my holiday gifting; did zero online and all in-store with quite a few DIYs.
This post was a tricky one to time. I wanted to put it up it earlier, however, in light of not spoiling the surprise, I had to wait until after I had gifted them to their recipients. Fortunately for me, both recipients were headed to Winnipeg for Christmas and I had to get them their gifts before they left.
While trying to think up gift ideas, I came across some cocktail books that I thought would make the perfect gifts for 2 of my friends; one to go to a friend as a hostess gift and the other, to a friend who was curating her perfect bar cart. Wanting to add a personalized touch to both gifts, I DIY’d some accompanying bar accessories with a little bit of paint.
F O R T H E H O S T E S S
What better accompaniment to a punch + pitcher cocktail book than a pitcher?!
After sketching out a design, with glass paint, I painted the sketched pattern directly onto the pitcher. With a gold glass paint pen, I added some defining touches and a stylized “M” for Morgan.
F O R T H E B A R C A R T C U R A T O R
I assembled + DIY’d a collection of cocktail ready barware accessories.
- Quench | a book of hand crafted cocktail recipes from hard cider to Kombucha
- cocktail napkins
- swizzle straws
- cocktail picks
- festive sugar sprinkle rimmer
- a set of saucer glasses personalized with glass paint
Before I sealed the gift with a bow, I placed the straws + picks in a mason jar, carefully wrapped each saucer in a ton of paper, and placed all cocktail pieces in festive gift box.
** C U R I N G G L A S S P A I N T * *
allow paint to completely dry
place in 350ºF oven + bake for 30mins
turn off heat + keep item in oven
remove once cooled to room temp
do what I did…paranoid of baking delicate stemmed glasses in the oven, cure by allowing the painted piece to sit and dry for 21 days.
I know this post is coming a little late for Christmas gifting, but I am sharing by chance that it will serve as inspiration or spark a DIY idea for a future host gift. I have more DIY gifting ideas to come. However, they will have to wait until the gifts have landed in the hands of their owners.
Happy Holiday Gifting!
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