I love fortunes. No matter if they’re true or not, it’s just fun to speculate about the future and hope things come true. I thought it would be really fun to put them at the bottom of people’s glasses as party favors. The little extra surprise when you finish your drink would be magical! But, how could I make the glasses more magical? The answer was obvious… glitter!
What you Need:
- Flat Bottomed Glasses
- Mod Podge (I used Outdoor Mod Podge because I thought it would stand up to water better)
- Glitter (Martha Stewart Glitter Iridescent Pack used in Bubble Gum and Wintermint)
- Glass Paint
- Painter’s Tape
- Acrylic Sealer Spray
Here’s How to Make It:
Trace the outside of your glass onto a piece of paper and cut out the circle. Cut a few slits around the edges so that it will fit in the bottom of the glass.
Write your fortune the correct way on one side, then flip it over and trace over your letters so that you have your fortune or message written backwards.
Place the piece of paper on the bottom of the glass with the backward writing facing the outside.
Use the paper insert as a template and write your message onto the bottom of the glass. Make sure that it’s backward when you look at it.
Follow the instructions for curing your glass paint. I was able to cure mine in an oven for about 30 minutes and then let it sit for a day or so.
Once the paint has fully cured, pour some glitter into a bowl or onto a plate with enough room to fit the entire bottom of your glass.
Coat the bottom of your glass with a fairly thick layer of Mod Podge.
Dip the bottom of your glass into the glitter, making sure to get full coverage. You can use the bottom of your bowl to smooth out the Mod Podge and get rid of imperfections.
Let your glasses dry for at least 24 hours then repeat the previous steps for a second layer.
Let that dry for another 24 hours.
Mine only took 2 layers to completely hide the message, but do more layers as necessary.
Once your glitter has dried, cover the entire surface with one more thin layer of Mod Podge, being sure to smooth everything out. Let cure overnight.
Tape off glass so that the bottom and a tiny bit around the edge of your glitter is exposed and spray with acrylic sealer spray.
Once it’s dry, peel off the tape and let cure for at least another 24 hours, but 72 is ideal
Pour a glass and surprise your friends with their fortunes!
In addition to fun little fortunes, I think these would be amazing for a gender reveal! Use pink and blue glitter with the gender of the baby at the bottom. You could also use them to make surprise announcements, or to ask someone to be a bridesmaid! Or, you could make it into a party game with messages on the bottom saying “Sorry” and one saying “You Win!”
To be on the safe side, I would hand wash these with a soft sponge, being extra careful around the glitter. I did run them through the dishwasher, and they held up surprisingly well, but not well enough to recommend washing them that way. The glitter held up nicely, but the Mod Podge started to peel away from the edge in one spot. I’m not sure if I missed it when I was spraying with sealer, or if the dishwasher did it.