What woman doesn’t love wine, chocolate, and a good book? When I found out I’d be teaming up with Dove® to design a Mother’s Day gift, I immediately texted my mom to get her input. She literally had their dark chocolate almond Promises in her purse when I texted. “That’s the good stuff!!” was her initial reaction. :) According to my mom, this chocolate goes great with red wine, so I figured I better listen to my mom and make a mother’s day gift the woman REALLY wants!
So, wine and chocolate is a starting point, but to make Mom’s gift basket extra special, I wanted to add a couple personal touches, and for me, that’s a great book I think she’d like, as well as a handmade gift that will for sure last longer than the wine and chocolate – some monogrammed (momogrammed?) stenciled wine glasses just for her. Read on for how to make the glasses and how to make the basket come together!
Stenciled stemless wine glasses
a good book (in this case, Once Upon A River by Bonnie Jo Campbell)
a bottle of red wine
Dove® Dark Chocolate
a pretty gift basket
recycled paper packing material
Start with a clean and dry wine glass, and place an adhesive stencil on your glass, using the top edge to line the stencil up straight. Since you’re working with a curved surface, you’ll have to be careful when placing it.
You’ll see that I have some folds over the curved sections of my glass, which is inevitable and ok! You just have to apply paint more carefully over those areas to avoid paint getting under the stencil, messing up the design.
To apply your glass paint, dab your sponge spouncer in the glass paint, and wipe off some of the excess paint before applying it to your stencil. Excess paint is the number 1 way to end up with paint leakage while stenciling. :)
After you’ve painted 1-2 layers of glass paint onto your glass, carefully peel away the stencil while it’s still wet. Then, if you want to add another stencil, like I did with my mom’s first initial C below, just wait for the first stencil you painted to dry before adding the second. So easy! So cute!
The full basket
How delicious does the basket look all put together? Two of the glasses have my mom’s first initial and a leaf design on them, and the others say the word mom. Then, I’ve got a nice bottle of wine, the book, a few large bars of Dove’s Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate, and it’s all topped with handfuls of Dove Promises candies.
Compensation was provided by DOVE® Dark Chocolate via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Dove or Momtrends.