Introduction: Moustache Glass Markers

These markers will help your guests identify their drinking glassesduring parties(*), and the moustache shapes are sure to be a funny icebreaker.

In a hurry trying to find an idea for a quick, funny, last-minute present, I was inspired by the many moustache projects that can be found around here.

(*) Go green: instead of taking many disposable paper/plastic cups, reuse your drinkware!

Step 1: Needed Things

Many kinds of plastic or wood can be used. Using black plastic can significantly speed-up this project.

I had some scrap Plexiglas leftover from another DIY project.

You will need:
  • 3mm thick plastic, or Plexiglas or plywood
  • paper glue
  • miniature clothespins (the smaller the better)
  • power- or hand- jigsaw
  • epoxy glue
  • black paint
  • sand paper, files

Step 2: Design, Print and Glue

Design your own moustaches or use the attached document.

You can use a vector drawing software (like Inkscape or OpenOffice.org Draw). Splines are fun to design moustaches.

Print and glue the design on the plastic.

Step 3: Cut, File and Sand Shapes

Cut the shapes.

Sand and file the sides until satisfied.

Step 4: Remove Paper and Paint Shapes

Soak the shapes into water for a couple of minutes until the paper comes off.

Sand the surfaces if you intend to paint the pieces.

Clean and paint the pieces.

Step 5: Glue

Glue the pieces to the clothespins. Allow to cure completely.

Done!

Step 6: Use!

Clip the moustaches on any kind of drinkware, and sip with distinction!

Comments

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JungleMugsy made it!(author)2011-12-30

I think I will have to make some of these for new years

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tinker234 made it!(author)2011-06-11

hey just a thought i am going to have 18 pepole in my home tonight could i use black counstruct paper and a marker and tape to make them in a pinch

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dombeef made it!(author)2011-03-03

Mustache Cash Stash
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octopuscabbage made it!(author)2011-02-07

You might be the next martha stewart. But cooler.

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laxap made it!(author)2011-02-08

Who is Martha Stewart?

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octopuscabbage made it!(author)2011-02-15

I don't know.

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Jayefuu made it!(author)2011-02-05

Nice! Think I might laser cut some tomorrow :D

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ChrysN made it!(author)2011-02-05

Love it! That is a clever idea.

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Dr.+Pepper made it!(author)2011-02-05

Sweet!

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seamster made it!(author)2011-02-05

Nice!

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