You know what’s ironic about this title? I’m not crafty. At all. You’ll remember that time I made gold-stemmed monogrammed wine glasses with my friend Taylor? The only reason that even happened was because she came up with the concept and had the requisite supplies. I just showed up and ate her food and graced her with my loud voice. But just because I’m not naturally crafty doesn’t mean I don’t WANT to be. From what I can tell, I have all the characteristics of Martha Stewart: demanding, curt, perfectionist with unrealistic expectations of other people, etc. So when my friend Ashlee invited me over for a craft day this past weekend, I couldn’t stay away. I took to Pinterest to scour my “Stuff I Should Make” board and settled on yet another craft from which I could imbibe things: glittered Starbucks cups.Because I’m only one degree of separation away from the aforementioned goddess of all things DIY, I naturally hit up her section of Michael’s for supplies. I bought a gold and bright pink glitter…
…and of course the “Make it Your Own” Starbucks cups. I had to go to 3 different Starbucks to find these! You need to make sure to buy the kind that actually twist apart.
To quote Nelly Furtado, I’m like a bird. I love shiny stuff!
In a hilariously demonstrative case-in-point, I nearly ruined my craft by painting the outer cup’s interior with glue and shaking the glitter all around. I assumed the glue would dry clear, but when I looked at the outside and saw how milky white the cup still looked, I turned to my friends Ashlee and Whitney and asked whether they thought the glue would dry clear. They said no. I then rushed into the house and washed the glue and glitter out of the cup. Luckily, it was easily removed and all was not lost.So what I learned was that you have to paint the outside of the INSIDE cup with glue and roll that in glitter, like so.
I made the gold one for myself, because, like, obviously, but I actually ended up liking the pink one that I made for my mom (Merry Early Christmas!!) even more.
After spending all of 15 minutes on my craft, it was time for a snack break. Snacks and crafting, people. This is what it’s all about. Since I was at Starbucks, I procured the last 3 salted caramel cake pops and shared them with my fellow crafters. They were a delicious combination of caramel, chocolate, and sea salt.
As I allowed my cups to dry, Ashlee put the finishing touches on her adorable burlap fall wreath…
…and Whitney made like, a dozen of these super cute rings using wire and pliers.
I think it’s fair to say I’m still not much of a crafter, but I’m pretty damn pleased with how my cups turned out. I really enjoy the idea of people thinking I’m drinking glitter. God, I wish that were possible.
Are you a crafter? What kinds of things to you craft?? Do you totally wanna copy me and make these cups now??