CHRISTMAS COOKIE TRAYSMaterials: Dollar Store wine glasses, dollar store plates,buttons, glitter spray paint (Bronze Blaze, Diamond Dust, Gold, and Cheery Bomb), bells, pipe cleaners, ribbon, rust stars, snowflakes, red glass paint, white paint pen, black glass paint pen, felt for the carrot nose, snowtex, sharpie, and hemp. (I used 9001 or E6000 glue to glue the plate and glass together)
(looking for the glitter spray CLICK HERE for where I purchase mine, Looking for the yellow wiggle eyes CLICK HERE)
Make sure your glasses are clean then simply spray them with the glitter spray and let dry for 24 hours. Once dry you can embellish them any way you want.
Santa Tip: spray the inside of the glass with gold glitter, then cut out of paper the shape of the face (wet the paper and lay on the glass, over the gold area) while the paper is damp it sticks to the glass long enough to spray the white over top, once dry you can easily removed the paper and the white underneath will show through. For getting a more solid white I used a white spray paint first then sprayed over with the white glitter (you can used just white glitter but in that case it takes the entire can to cover the gold from underneath.
Snow Stars: I just dabbed some snow tex on the stars making them look light they got a light blast of snow.
NOTE: When spraying these you must treat it like any spray paint, you need to do it in coats and spray at a slight distance, if you get to close or spay too much in one spot at a time then the paint/ glitter can run. Shake the can VERY well before spraying to mix the glitter, this also helps to keep the can from clogging. If you live in a cold/ damp climate you need to take caution when spraying it may not tack up if its too cold out (you can spray them in a garage or somewhere warmer to help, but be careful of over spray in this case).
These are so much fun because the possibilities are endless! you can do anything you want and make any character you want. Just need some glitter spray and away you go!
Note: The glasses are for decoration purpose only, not meant for actual food use. If making the cookie trays, the tray does not have any spray or any non-food safe items used on it so you CAN use it for actual cookies and not just decoration (however take great care in washing these, only dipping the tray end into the water and not the glass itself, pat dry if the glass gets wet, to keep the glitter area protected)
I am so thrilled as to how popular these have become, I encourage you to make your own for you or family and friends. However I do strongly ask that you do not recreate these to sell since it directly competes with my Etsy site and local business. If you post your reproduction anywhere online such as a blog please link back to your original source of inspiration, this keeps my blog able to continue, along with me being able to create more fun ideas to share with everyone. Thank you all so much for your support.