It might still be a few days before Christmas, but I’m thinking about New Years Eve!  Since Clemson is playing that night, we’ll not only be celebrating the New Year, but watching some football.  Since we’ll also be hosting a party, that means I wanted to make something festive.

Cheers Champagne Glasses

What you’ll need:

  • Cricut Explore Air
  • Gold vinyl
  • Weeder tool
  • Scissors
  • Transfer tape
  • Scraper tool
  • Champagne glasses

To start, create the ‘Cheers’ design.  One option is creating it all in Design Space by typing ‘cheers,’ choosing a font and welding the letters together.

Since I wanted to use some of the glyphs in the Isabella font, I used Illustrator to create the text, then exported it as a png file.  This is what I had:

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Next, I imported the cheers file into Design Space and set it up for cutting.  Since this is regular vinyl, you don’t need to mirror the image – just arrange it on the mat, turn the Cricut to ‘vinyl’ setting on the machine, and cut on your gold vinyl!

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Once it’s cut, remove the design from the mat, cut your design out and weed the excess from around the cheers design.diy-cheers-glasses_02To adhere the vinyl to the glasses, you’ll need to use transfer tape.  Cut enough transfer tape to cover the ‘cheers’ design.  Pull away the backing of the transfer tape and apply the clear, sticky piece to the top of the cut out ‘cheers’ vinyl.  Use your scraper tool to make sure the transfer tape is on the vinyl well, and push out any air bubbles that may have formed.

diy-cheers-glasses_03When the vinyl is sticking to the transfer tape, slowly remove the back of the vinyl paper.  It’s key to go slowly so all of the vinyl is securely lifting away with the transfer tape and the backing is removed.

Arrange the transfer tape with the cheers design on it where you want on the glass.  Place it on the glass and use your fingers to smooth the vinyl down on the glass.

Finally, remove the transfer tape from the glasses.  Again, move slowly so you make sure that the gold vinyl design stays on the champagne glass and only the transfer tape is being removed.  Once the tape is off, your glass is done!  Repeat the process for the rest of your glasses.

diy-cheers-glasses_08diy-cheers-glasses_07 diy-cheers-glasses_06 I made a similar version for my friend Lauren’s wedding in October with a larger ‘Cheers’ design that wrapped across the side.  All of us bridesmaids drank from them the morning of the wedding and they looked great! (Photos: Dana Cubbage)

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CHEERS to the upcoming new year and really, celebrating all the small things in life!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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