I posted a couple of these glasses on Instagram a while ago. I had made them to thank our tennis captains at the end of our winter season. This weekend we had a fundraiser tournament and I was asked to create a set of four tennis related wine glasses for a wine basket that was being auctioned off. I used a Silhouette Cameo 3 to make these but you don’t have to have a Cameo to cut vinyl. You can use whatever dies and punches (yes, punches!) you have. Butterflies and letter dies would make great glass designs.My husband bought me the Silhouette Cameo 3 Bluetooth Bundle with Oracal 651 Vinyl, Tools, Pixscan, and More for Mother’s Day last year. Mine is white but there are other colors of Cameo 3 available and a bunch of them are on sale right now. My bundle came with the Oracal 651 Vinyl 12 x 12 – 12 Assorted Colors Pack #2. We moved shortly after that so it took me a while to get the cameo out of the box but once I did and I tried the vinyl, I was hooked! I made initials for my travel shampoo and conditioner containers, personalized two water bottles, cut butterflies for luggage tags, etc, etc. Then I saw someone had done glasses and thought they would be great as captain’s gifts. The glasses I used are Luminarc brand, are nice weight, and came in a box of 4 at a cost of about $1 per glass. I bought them at my local Target.
I used the vinyl that came with my Cameo bundle for the words. I had bought the Styletech 12×12 Self Adhesive Glitter Vinyl Sheets19 Pack from Amazon some time after so I used that for the tennis balls. This glitter is pretty transparent, which is good for some uses, but I’m going to try the Glitter Glossy Permanent Vinyl – 25 Sheet Bundle from Swing Design since it got even better reviews than the one from Amazon. Glitter vinyl is a little tougher to cut but I really didn’t have much trouble with it.
Two of my fonts are from a font bundle I purchased at a huge discount from SoFontsy when it was on sale: Mermaid Tails and Oaker. I also used two other fonts: Freestyle Script and Blenda Script. The tennis balls are from a cut file I bought from the Silhouette Design Store but you could easily import clipart instead. Single image cut files are often less than $1 which I think is a great price for the time savings.
I hope you give vinyl a try. It’s really easy and Oracal 651 Vinyl is really durable, though you do need to wash your creations by hand.
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