UPDATE TO THIS POST-
Thank you all so much for such amazing feedback and for helping this project circulate all over the internet! My cups have held up pretty well due to not being used too often (they are currently just holding bobby pins in my bathroom) but several readers said after a little wear and tear, the paint comes off. Other readers have found that using paint specifically for glass leads to a much longer life! In the comments, readers have specifically stated that Martha Stewart Paints and DecoArt paints have lasted the best. I have used both, and love them both! The process of making them will remain the same, but these products should help prolong the life of your glassware. xo, z
The other day I saw these tumblers there, that were super cute and kind go along with this confetti thing I've been digging. However, $30? For cups? Bitch, please.
Let the knockoff begin! I picked up these glasses from the thrift store at the end of my street (the real reason I picked this apartment, to be honest), though I have seen very similar ones at Dollar Tree, if you've got those in your neck of the woods. Similar ones are reasonably priced on Amazon as well.
The internet taught me that I can use acrylic paint on glass as long as I seal it afterwards, so thats what we are going to do here. I used acrylics from Blick that I already had, but any you have lying around will work! When in doubt, I always default to the $2 set of Crayola paints. Don't judge, those babies have taken me far.
In true knockoff fashion, I did one rainbow confetti, and one each of red and blue. Its fairly simple, but I do like how it brings a little bit of color to my bar cart.
So there you have it. Simple way to create glasses for summer barbecues, livening up your bar cart, whatever you need. And at $2 for the set, you can pocket that extra $28 and buy yourself some drinks to actually fill them with. If anyone would just like to purchase the set I've made here, I'll be selling them out of a trunk in Chinatown.
Also, check out one of our favorites, Offbeat Home, for a guest post from yours truly. Thanks so much for the opportunity, Offbeat Home!