These were really cute, though. I decided to give it another go - this time on some of my salvaged glass.
It turned out easy and fun. My daughter had a blast and this is what we came up with.
And these. . .
Start by making sure your glass is clean and warm. I just rinsed it in very hot water and dried it off well to heat it up.
Cut around the image you want on your glass and lay it on your glass very carefully.
Watch the curve of the glass. Glass that curved in just one direction was a lot easier to work with than glass that curved in more than one direction (like this bottle. It curves around and up.)
Start rubbing on your image. You can use a coin or a craft stick. I like something that has a bit of ply to it so I used a plastic craft stick.
Once you have rubbed the image onto the glass, start pulling off the paper. If it is still stuck to the paper and not the glass, carefully line it back up and rub it on.
Smooth out wrinkles and bubbles gently with your finger. It works best going from the middle out.
At this point you can be done. . . . OR. . . . you can accessorize it! We pulled out some of our gems and added it to the finished design.
And blue ones! This one will become a coin jar to start saving for our next vacation.
Here's our new straw holder for the pantry. . . .
(See this post to learn how to make them FREE!!)
These are washable but don't scrub and don't put them in the dishwasher. Also, depending on what type of glue you use to attach the gems or other accessories, you might NOT want to wash them at all.
If I do it again:
I will watch for glass candle holders at garage sales. I think this would be fun to do on the outside of a glass pillar candle holder and to give it as a gift.