How to Make a Dopp Kit for Your Dapper Dude

You know we’re all about organizing our own beauty essentials, but what about the dudes in our lives? They need a stylish way to carry their toiletries as well. We teamed up with Velcro Industries and JoAnn Fabrics to bring you a next level sewing project: a dopp kit for your dude. This is definitely a step or two above Sewing 101, and is a great way to challenge yourself in that department. We got everything we need at JoAnn’s, making this an easy go-to gift that you should definitely bookmark for the holidays. Materials :

DIY Gold Dipped Glassware

by Erica in D.I.Y.
I haven’t stopped thinking about Front‘s gold dipped glassware set ever since it circulated through the blogosphere last holiday season. So after recently spotting a tutorial on how to DIY gold dipped stemware, I was inspired to create my own version of these luxurious golden vessels. And of course, just in time for that New Year’s Eve party I’ll be hosting this year!
 You’ll need:
  • non-toxic gold spray paint (I recommend Krylon)
  • champagne flutes or wine glasses
  • painters tape
  • plastic or ziplock bag

    Rip off a 6 inch piece of tape. Center the tape over the base of the glassware, rubbing the bottom         edge against the glass. Pull the sides up at a slight angle. As long as the bottom edge
    is taped smoothly, it’s alright if the top edge of the tape ripples or folds.

   Bring one side of the tape across the middle of the glass. Although the spray paint I used is non-  
   toxic, I tried to keep the outline far below the lip line.

    Bring the other side of the tape across so the two pieces meet at a point. Tape on a ziplock or    
    plastic bag while still exposing the bottom edge of the tape.

   Lightly spray multiple and even coats of paint onto the glass from a couple feet away. Be sure to  
   always spray paint outdoors in a well ventilated area. Allow to dry completely before removing the    bag and tape.

   Your gold plated champagne flutes are finished! Remember, these are not dishwasher safe and
   should be hand washed only.

(top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)


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