Vintage Floral Glassware

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Turn mismatched dishes into a beautiful set of vintage floral glassware straight out of the 1940s.

Step 1: Watch the Quick Video Here!

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need

Floral images to print (you can use your home computer for this)

Americana Dishwasher Safe Decoupage

Glassware (head to the thrift store for an amazing selection for very little $)

Paintbrushes

Scissors

Step 3: Here's How

1. Carefully cut out your images

2. Mist both sides with water to relax the paper (this insures that it doesn't bubble when you apply it)

3. & 4. For the plates, coat the FACE of the cut out with Americana Decoupage

5. Carefully place face down on the UNDERSIDE of the plate

6. & 7. With a small brush apply a generous amount of decoupage around the image and then fill in with more decoupage

8. For the drinking glasses you want to apply the first coat of decoupage to the back of the cutout image (instead on the face of the image like we did for the plates) and then edge and fill

9. Let cure and then set the table!

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    annaeidson

    2 years ago

    Just finished painting 24 McKenzie Child's lookalike plates to use for my Kentucky Derby party. You ROCK!!

    Question...I want to do clear glass plates with photographs of my guest of honor for a birthday party filling the center of each plate. Do you think this technique would work for that? I'm guessing get a laser copy of the photo made, then proceed with the decoupaging?

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    Mark Montanoannaeidson

    Reply 2 years ago

    Yes, that would work. You want to use something called Americana Dishwasher Safe Decoupage. Mist the image so the paper relaxes and then apply with the decoupage (on the underside) and then paint over the image with a generous amount of decoupage only slightly going over the edges. Here's a link to something similar that can show you the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h21wEip1NA

    Have fun! Mark

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    annaeidsonMark Montano

    Reply 2 years ago

    You are just the BEST. Thank you so much for such a quick response. How generous of you to be willing to help all of us. Honestly..what a wonderful man you are. (And pretty darned cute, too!)

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    nicekazi

    2 years ago

    its cool

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    nicekazi

    2 years ago

    its cool

    It's nice. Don't know if I'd call them vintage or if I'd ever do that to my dishes, but a good instructional video!