If wine goblets could only speak. I find them for one dollar and less at almost every garage sale. Wouldn’t it be fun to hear their stories? I bet they would have some romantic tales. However, when I get my hands on a wine goblet, the romance is definitely over when the glass nippers come out. LOL
Because the goblet is in a garage sale, I consider it a castaway and so it is my job to dream up a new purpose for it. When I get my stained glass nippers out, it is easy to remove the stem from the bowl of the glass. I just nip nip nip around the stem and pretty soon it easily separates. The stem is covered with a thin layer of Diamond Glaze and sprinkled with glitter ready for me to add some decoration and give it a purpose. Frankly, I make whimsical stuff to sell. My customer loves whimsy and is probably a little sassy! Another thing I know about my customer: they often buy my things to be a gift.
The “Olde Glamour Girl” is an Old Hollywood movie star wrapped in a piece of ostrich feather boa. The back proclaims “Still Hot”, and is a silly gift to give to your favorite senior citizen on that “milestone” birthday.
I purchased this “Just Breathe” digital download on Etsy and printed it on heavy cardstock with a glittery edge. I love stuff like this little inspiring thought sitting by my computer monitor!
This little goblet doll celebrates the sea with ocean life scattering the bottom and a paper mermaid whimsically pointed to gather a shell. The back is decorated with a little tag that proclaims “My soul searches for the sea”. These make cool souvenirs!
I like to make whimsical gifts, so this is a Decision Queen. Eat NOW? or Eat LATER? The bottom of the goblet dolls is packaging cardboard cut with scallop scissors. I use round wooden balls for the doll heads and print out a fun face that is glued on. I get the “collars” from Pier One Imports, they are cupcake toppers!
I love my repurposing life! It is fun to take the goblets and make them new. Each goblet is truly OOAK.