DIY Personalized Wine Glass and Wine Bottle Embellishments

Custom Wine Decals via LittleRetreats.com

It’s time for the next round of  Cricut Design Space™ Star Competition! This month’s category is Weddings/Celebrations and my rockin’ team of talents is crafting up project to center around Roaring 20’s themed birthday party.

We have a dear family friend celebrating her 70th in a few days, so what more perfect opportunity to craft a little fun for the event! Over the next few days I will be posting all sorts of jazzy ideas and tutorials centered around this theme.

Personalized touches, I LOVE em’! To me, a successfully styled party is one that hones in on the special details.

One awesome way to include thoughtful details to the event is through personalization. Nothing makes a party more unique and stand out in my book. And what better way to do this than to highlight the guest of honor and the true reason for the occasion!

We have a dear family friend celebrating her 70th in a few days, so what more perfect opportunity to craft a little fun for the event and the bar!

Extra bonus to this fun project….NO DESIGN SKILLS ARE NEEDED! Wooohooo!

Tools to make the magic happen:

–  Cricut Explore cutting machine
–  Cutting mat (regular grip)
–  Cricut Weeder (not necessary, but is SUPER handy)
–  Vinyl or Metallic Contact Paper (you choose!)

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|Confession: I am addicted to contact paper…addicted. Hands down it’s my primary go-to craft supply.  It’s inexpensive, easily available, a breeze to work with, and forgiving as all get out if you need to reposition, or take down after the event.|
As this project was a one time event, I turned to my trusty go-to for this super easy, high impact project – black and metallic gold contact paper.

Again, no mad design skills needed at all for this one. I simply spelled out the desired text (in one of my favorite fonts, Market Deco) in the Cricut Design Space Canvas.Little Retreats.70th

Working one line at time, I selected all the letters I wanted to pull together, I then right clicked to ‘ungroup’. This allowed me to be able to arrange the letters so that they were all overlapping just a hair. Little Retreats.70th1
Once my letters were cozy-ed up to one another and in line, I again selected all the characters, right clicked and selected the ‘weld’ option from the drop down. This grouped all my letters into one neat and tidy die cut.

I repeated the same steps from above for the remaining two lines.

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I centered my designs to one another, grouped the three lines, and adjusted the size of the final image to fit the circumference of my glass.

In the mat preview screen I upped my projects to (4) four needed. Just like magic the Design Space lays the cut out for me. Little Retreats.70th3Load your mat with your desired material. Hit the “Cut” button and out comes a celebration ‘decal’ to affix to wine glasses, wine bottles, etc.

As my design was not intricate, and I was using Contact paper, (vs the more permanent, less forgiving vinyl,) I did not use transfer paper help with placement. I just eyeballed it and rearranged a bit before  smoothing the image down. Note: If you are working with transfer paper, be sure to mirror your image before cutting.

Wham. Bam. Done!

Custom Wine Decals via LittleRetreats.com

Custom Wine Decals via LittleRetreats.com

 

Follow the links below for more inspiring  Roaring 20’s project ideas  from my teammates:

 

Friends! Enter the Cricut-I Made It! Contest 

Because It’s Time to Make It Big

Cricut_bloggergraphicv2It’s time your creativity pays off so you can really make it.  Cricut has just announced the second phase of the Cricut – I Made It! contest and this time they’re awarding one winner their own Make it Now™ project line to be sold in Cricut Design Space™!

To help create your line, Cricut will fly you to their headquarters in Salt Lake City to work side-by-side with their design team.  Then you and a guest will enjoy an all-expense paid stay at the Grand America Hotel – a luxury resort in Salt Lake City, home to the best skiing in the world.

The winner will be featured on Cricut.com and every time a Cricut user purchases your project, you’ll earn money.  Cha-ching! Cricut will even help with your publicity.

Cricut is upping the fame game even more…camera, lights, action….

Cricut has partnered with the The Design Network – a premier online design channel – to showcase the Cricut- I Made It! winner this fall. You’ll get a spotlight feature on a network dedicated to celebrating great designers and their creative star power.

Cricut’s judges, including DIY Diva Alison Deyette and two creative directors from Cricut, will pick 50 finalists from the best project entries based on creativity, use of materials and technique.  Who will pick the ultimate winner? You, the public, will vote online in October.

To enter the Cricut – I Made It! contest, all you need is a photo of an original project. You can upload up to five photos (which can be five individual projects or multiple photos of one project).
You have until September 30th to enter.  What are you waiting for? It’s time you Made It big! Head to cricut.com to enter today.

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