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Monday, December 7, 2015

Holiday Hand Painted Glass Tumblers

Disclosure: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Milo’s Tea, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HolidaysWithMilos http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

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I am sure you are currently meal planning for your holiday meals, parties and gatherings, but have you thought about what to serve for drinks?  I have found that over the years I often forget to think abut what people would enjoy to drink while eating and visiting so most of the time we end up with just water.  This year, I wanted to be prepared with something perfect for all of my guests so I headed to Walmart to pick up some tea and other refreshments.  When I found the Milo's Tea gallon size jugs I was set!  

We always do a friends holiday gathering before the holiday craze hits which gives us all time to sit and enjoy one another over some delicious food and holiday traditions. Adding the Milo's Tea allows me to check off DRINKS on my party list. Milo’s Tea is available Sweetened with Pure Cane Sugar, No Calorie and Unsweet options - literally something for everyone!


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To give my party guests a little extra party treat I decided to get creative this holiday.  Instead of trying to buy multiple gifts for each person I decided to make my own holiday hand-painted glass tumblers for each of my guests.  I created these before the party so that all of my guests could enjoy their Milo's Tea out of their newly decorated glasses and this totally made our party decor and paper ware pop!  Great party tip for the future!  

Holiday Hand Painted Glass Tumblers


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Materials Needed:

Glassware of your choice, cleaned
cotton swabs 
enamel acrylic paint - colors of your choice
parchment paper
cookie sheet/baking sheet

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Directions:

1.  Clean and dry the glassware. 

2.  Put all of the colors of paint you are going to use on a paper towel or piece of paper for ease of use.  

3.  Turn glasses over and start decorating the bottom of the glasses. 

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4.  Simply dip the swab in the paint and place dots all over as desired.  I focused on one color at a time.  Keep paint away from rim of glass. 

5.  Let the paint dots dry for one hour.  


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6.  Place dry glasses on a cookie/baking sheet lined with parchment paper paint side down.  

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7.  Place glasses in oven. 

8. Turn oven to 350 degrees, do not preheat!  Bake glasses for 30 minutes. 

9.  After 30 minutes, turn oven off but do not take glassware out of oven.  Let glasses cool off completely - at least one hour before using and touching.  

10.  The glassware is now dishwasher and food safe - however, glasses will stay nice longer if hand-washed and dried. 

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A little Milo's information:

Milo’s Tea Company is a family owned, certified woman owned business located in Bessemer, AL.   Milo’s was founded as a restaurant in 1946 by Milo and Bea Carlton after Milo returned from serving his country in World War II.  Milo’s philosophy was simple – use high quality, fresh, natural ingredients, listen to your customers and never sacrifice taste.  

I love hearing the background stories on products and companies that want to sell us the best possible product to enjoy.  Milo and Bea prided their company on all natural ingredients, made sure to fresh brew all of their teas and never use colors, acids, additives or preservatives. You can literally read and pronounce ever ingredient on the ingredient listing - so simple!  

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After I made these I knew that this would not be my last time making them for gifts.  This is a great DIY gift that is thrifty and personal.  You could even add names or other designs if you are more talented than me!  ha!  I had these all set out for my guests to use and then told them to pick their favorite designs/colors because they were going to get to take them home after our little holiday gathering.  

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Having Milo's Tea on hand for the gathering made everything so much easier too.  It was so easy to have a couple of these gallons of tea in our fridge chilling and ready for the party and not having to worry about getting juice or pop.  It was a simple way to make some of the holiday preparation easier on this host!  

Next year my plan is to do some more hand painted glasses but do an iced tea bar.  Filled with fruit, flavored ice cubes,  and fun straws.  A great way to make a drink bar but keep it easy with Milo's.  

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Drink Milo’s and Taste the Difference.

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When you head to Walmart to continue your holiday prep checklist make sure you pick up some of deliciously holiday perfect Milo's Tea and Lemonade to add to your party! You can buy 2 gallons of Milo’s Tea for just $5 on rollback while supplies last! Perfect timing! Your guests will thank you!

Stay connected with Milo's:
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Milo's Tea on Pinterest  


What colors or designs would you add to your holiday hand painted glass tumblers?


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20 comments:

  1. Those are gorgeous. I love this idea. They would make awesome gifts :)

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  2. What a beautiful idea for a Christmas present! Love how easy they actually are to make even though they look much harder to do.

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  3. My son started college in Birmingham, AL back in 2012 -- and that's when we discovered Milo's tea. I'm so glad Walmart carries it now. It's great! We make coffee mugs for family members similar to what you did here, but the glasses are a super-cute idea. Nice job!

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  4. What acute way to make ordinary glasses extraordinary. Thee are detive and perfect for giving and haring. Plum Yum Sweet teas.

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  5. We love tea in this house! I will be on the lookout to try this stuff next! I am sure my husband can help me with that huge jug!

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  6. We are iced tea addicts! Seriously a gallon a day. It's bad. Love the glasses so much!

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  7. Painting glass tumblers is such a cool and simple idea. I would use colors pink and purple and paint mini swirls on the tumblers.

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  8. These are so cute! What a fun holiday project for kids to do during winter break!

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  9. Oh those are too cute! I'd love to have some festive glasses for the holidays. Some ice cold sweet tea by our fireplace would be nice too!

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  10. These glasses are so festive and I'm sure this would be fun to do with my daughter. I think she would have a blast decorating them!

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  11. Love how easy these glasses are to make. I might have to get a few from the dollar store and make some myself. BTW we just LOVE Milo's teas here.

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  12. These glasses look like the perfect gift for my daughter to make her grandmothers!

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  13. What a fun idea to paint the tumblers yourself. Thye turnd out great too.

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  14. Handpainting the glasses makes a unique and special item. It makes the drink taste just a little better because of the personal touch.

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  15. I love your painted tumblers! It's such a great way to make drinkware more festive during the holidays!

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  16. These ar so pretty!! This project has always been on my TO-DO list. Someday. ...

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  17. I am totally doing this technique to make our santa plate for cookies.

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  18. I am such an iced tea lover! I haven't tried Milo's Tea yet. I'll have to grab some the next time I'm in Walmart. Thanks for the DIY too.

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  19. Those tumblers turned out so cute! A perfect holiday project for those who are DIY shy!

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  20. Wow, what a cool idea. We may just try this for a date night idea.

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