Show stopper!

Well, I hope to be. Maybe if I put the ~**gOOd ViBEs**~ out there for the craft show I’m participating in this coming weekend, I will BE that SHOW STOPPER!

It’s my first crafting event of the year and it’s also my first crafting event as Weird Glass Art Studio. I’m looking forward to it but I’m also apprehensive because shows that take place at local firehouses can be a hit or miss. It can be a lot of vendors and, to be 100% honest, I really dislike MLMs. It’s the absolutely worst to be next to someone who is more interested in padding out a downline rather than simply selling the products because they like them. Not only that, our customer base is so very different that it’s no good for either of us to be next to each other.

[I could go on and on about my views on MLMs but that’s worth another post entirely.]

So, I’m all packed up and ready to go for Saturday! I whipped together a door prize last night, as well:


One may look at this and think it is super simple, but it was actually challenging for me to create something specifically for a person unknown. It’s not like the individual who wins the door prize will have a choice of whatever I have available at my table; I had to make something special just for this. I think by keeping the idea simplistic (as in, leaving out the “weird”), it shows that I can create unique glassware art that can fit anyone’s style. I hope whoever walks away with this loves it and uses it well.

Materials used (for the crafty and curious):

  • empty sauce jar, labels removed and cleaned throughly;
  • Krylon chalky finish paint;
  • spray paint sealer – clear acrylic;
  • thick patterned napkin (yes! I’m for real here!);
  • Strip of burlap;
  • fabric flower – deconstructed from its stem;
  • leaves from the deconstructed fabric flower; and
  • hot glue.

While this vase cannot be tossed into a dishwasher or into your sink (none of my work should be), it can be cleaned on the inside with a damp cloth or a disinfectant wipe. You’d be surprised at how resilient the outside is with the right finishing spray, which I use on all of my work (save glassware that’s completed twine-covered). The napkin doesn’t run the risk of ripping while handling, unless you’re mauling the glass, and the glass is scratch resistant because of that spray.

What do you think – should I fill the vase with Hershey Kisses or some other kind of small wrapped candy for the prize? If so, what would you wish to receive in the vase, if you were to win the door prize?

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Take a look at other items in my Etsy shop HERE.




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