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She’s Crafty: Simple DIY Pirates of the Caribbean Inspired Glittered Glass

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If you are following me on Twitter (@CChristie225) you may have noticed that I am a little tiny bit excited about the upcoming release of Pirates Of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. I’m not sure what it is about these films, but I am hooked, and I cannot wait for the return of Will and Elisabeth. So, to make sure I am fresh on the storyline, I am re-watching the previous films, and it is my personal belief that it is not possible to watch a movie without snacks; if you are having snacks then you must have a beverage, and if you are going to have a beverage, well why not drink it out of a fun glittered glass? These glasses are easy and fun to make and can be made with any type of glass. I used a champagne flute since it is summer, and I love sipping on prosecco when it is hot outside! I also found this fun cork from Amazon that allows you to have a glass or 2 and seal the bottle back up to keep the bubbles for 3 or 4 more days! If you are a fan of bubbles this cork is worth its weight in gold…pirate gold….but not the cursed kind.

There are 8 simple steps to creating this fun glass.

 

Supplies: (all found at your local craft store)

Foam Brush

Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge * I do not recommend putting this particular glass in the dishwasher.

Glitter (you can use as many colors as you would like but I would keep it at 2 or 3)

Paper (Washi) Tape

Glass

Sealer (Many crafters say this is optional, but the glitter will flake off on your hands if it is not sealed) ** There is an FDA approved sealer. If you intend for any part of your glass to come in contact with your mouth, use the FDA approved version.

How To:

Step 1: Tape off your desired design with paper (washi) tape

Step 2: Paint on Mod Podge with the foam brush in the taped off area for the first color of glitter

Step 3: Cover with glitter and tap off excess

Step 4: Allow some time to dry (or mostly dry)

Step 5: Add a second coat of glitter by repeating steps 2, 3, and 4

Step 6: Repeat steps 2-4 with additional glitter colors removing tape as needed to complete your design.

Step 7: Let it sit and dry completely (overnight is best – a hairdryer will help in a pinch).

Step 8: Cover with sealer and let dry one more time. The key here is to apply thin coats with a brush, the sealer does dull the glitter sparkle a bit.

 

All that’s left now is to pop a bowl of popcorn and enjoy your beverage while you enjoy the movies!

“Drink up me ‘earties Yo Ho!”

 

Make It Simple Mommy: This Weeks Meal Plan (5/22 – 5/26)

I have never been so happy to see a Monday roll around on the calendar. Last week will be here by known as: The Stomach Virus That Wouldn’t Quit. All week either someone was sick, or someone was recovering. It was a looooong week! The other reason I am so jazzed, with the glorious day off next Monday, this is the last Monday of the school year!! With all the craziness of last week I have created this weeks meal plan on the fly, so we will see how it goes; but first, let’s take a look at last week, and see how we did.

Monday: Slow cooker pasta, sauce & cheese. Okay, I know there is a way to cook pasta in the crock pot so it turns out correctly, but I can’t seem to figure it out. All the more reason why I need to look into the Instant Pot. The favor was great on this dish, but the pasta did not hold up.
Tuesday: Taco Salad Tuesday. I was so excited about this, especially with the nacho cheese tortilla chips I was planning to use. Unfortunately, about 30 minutes before dinner (while we were at swim practice) someone asked what we were having, when I told them, husband went pale and he asked if I was planning to use the chips in the pantry…that he ate Saturday. So, we have a new house policy: the DO NOT EAT sticky note. There were enough chips for the kids, and they loved it so we will do this again.
Wednesday: This was scrapped for a Mother’s Day re-do, cause this mama was in bed with the dreaded stomach virus.
Thursday: Sloppy cheese burgers didn’t happen. I was completely burnt out, so the kids had waffles, hubs had an omelet, and I had a turkey sandwich.
Friday: Pizza Night. Our favorite pizza restaurant was sold! What’s worse, we are not huge fans of the new pizza. So we had burgers instead.

Our Meal Plan Grade Overall: D. We do get an B- for effort, and a B+ for flexibility.

So, here is this week:

Monday: BBQ chicken skillet pizza . I am using the 4 ingredient no knead dough floating around Pinterest and my big cast iron pan. I’m pretty excited about this one. Pina colada salad (oranges, pineapple, and coconut flakes) and a tossed garden salad.

Tuesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs. It’s Taco Tuesday, but I need to get my homemade meatballs stocked back up in the freezer.

Wednesday: Soyaki marinated chicken,  sautéed green beans, and Mac & Cheese.

Thursday: Salsa poached eggs, cheesy garlic grits, fruit salad, and Power Cake Waffles for the kiddos. I am going to make all of this ahead and keep it warm in the Crock Pot.

Friday: For the love of Pete, I don’t care as long as I don’t have to cook. So take out it is!

What’s on your menu this week? I’d love you to drop me a comment below!

Make It Simple Mommy!

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