How to decorate shot glasses

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Shot glasses are most commonly used for taking shots of hard liquor or for measuring out the different ingredients in mixed drinks. The small glasses, however, may also be used for holding a candle, or other small objects, or in the creation of centrepieces. Whether you are using them for drinking or for decorating, you can make these tiny glass cylinders more visually interesting with a simple craft project.

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Things you need

  • Decorative fabric or paper with 1- to 1 1/2-inch tall images
  • Small scissors
  • Découpage medium for frequently used items
  • Foam brush

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  1. 1

    Cut out one of the images from the fabric of decorative paper you are using. Use a small pair of scissors to cut out the image so you can easily manoeuvre the outline of the image. You might find it easier to cut out the area around the image before you cut out the image itself.

  2. 2

    Paint a the découpage medium onto the glass where you want to place the image. Paint an area large enough to fit the whole piece.

  3. 3

    Place the cut out in the découpage. Smooth out any air bubbles from under the cut out with your fingers.

  4. 4

    Paint another layer of découpage over the top of the cut out, making sure to paint from the centre of the image out past the edges to seal the piece to the shot glass.

  5. 5

    Let the shot glass dry overnight before using.

Tips and warnings

  • Add rhinestones to the shot glasses if it will be used once or only for decoration purposes. Adhere the rhinestones with small dots of clear-drying multipurpose epoxy.

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