There is no better way to celebrate spring (or to convince it to hurry up and get here!) and the temperatures warming up than with a tall, cold, glass of flavored lemonade or a colorful mocktail made with the seasonal fruits that are (finally!) in season. And, what better way to enjoy them than from a adorable DIY drinking glasses!? It’s so simple and easy to add a little spring flair to your favorite jar or water bottle and once you do you’ll be sipping pretty! Here’s how:
- Glass Jar with Lid and Straw
- Colorful Vinyl
- Craft Cutter (I use a Silhouette Cameo)
- Transfer Tape or Painter’s Tape
Step 1: Choose your design! From flowers to butterflies to lemons and other fruit shapes, there are so many darling spring-themed designs you can add to your DIY drinking glasses. I used these lemons from the Silhouette Design Store. In your cutting software, scale them down to the size you would like them to be on the jars and then cut them with your craft cutter. I cut them from 4 different colors of vinyl so I could have the peel be a different color from the inside of the lemons.
Step 2: Peel back the excess vinyl from your design and cover your design with transfer tape or painter’s tape, rubbing it to ensure it sticks to the tape, then peel off your design from the backing.
Step 3: Place your design on the jar where you would like it to go and rub the design, using pressure, to ensure it sticks to the glass. Then, slowly peel back the tape.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 & 3 to apply the lemon peel. Then repeat them again until you have covered your DIY drinking glasses with colorful lemons!
Don’t you want to just fill these glasses up with something delicious and lay back in a hammock? I’m SO ready! I loved playing with colors of vinyl for this design and am itching to order more jars and make other sets with different designs. Just think of all of the fun possibilities!
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The Pretty Life Girls is a blog about babies and sugar and paint and twirly dresses, written by two sisters who love all things pretty.
Liz is a momma of two who lives in NYC. She has a Master’s Degree in Technical Communication and has embraced the fact that she is a diet coke addict and a bookworm.
Sam lives in Utah and is a momma of two with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and has a weakness for thrift stores, succulents, and colorful tights.