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I love music. So much that I wouldn’t want to live in a world without it. It’s so magical how a song can instantly change your mood. I probably spend at least 2 hours listening to music everyday. It’s been deep rooted in me since a young child. Off key singing songs I shouldn’t have been singing, not knowing what the lyrics meant only how they made me feel. I couldn’t tell you what I ate for dinner 2 nights ago but you better believe I can recite my favorite albums in my sleep. I’m guessing the good people from Coca-Cola™ feel somewhat the same.
You’ve probably seen the Share a Coke and a Song bottles and cans in the last few years. Well they are baccccckkkkkk, showcasing song lyrics printed on products to evoke memories and inspire you. In my local grocery store, Giant Eagle, were the special edition Coca-Cola products all having different lyrics on them. If you don’t know what song the lyrics belong to you can download the Shazam App (for Apple & Android devices) to find your Coca-Cola Share a Song.
And I was inspired. What a better way of paying tribute to the Artist Formally Known As and my King. He’s gone too soon so to always remember him (as if I could forget), I decided to create a martini glass with lyrics from my favorite song. “When Doves Cry” takes me way back and every time I listen to it, is like the first time. Oh and I threw in some glitter to spice it up, purple of course!
Newspaper or styrofoam plates
Cutting Machine or Stencils
Vinyl for cutting machine
Tape off your glass for your design. Make sure to press out any air bubbles on the edges.
Wipe down glass with alcohol to remove any oil, fingerprints or dirt and let dry.
Apply an even coat of Mod Podge to stem.
Quickly pour glitter onto stem while slowly turning the glass. Work quickly because such a thin coat of Mod Podge dries fast. Wash your brush and let dry between coats.
Let dry 1-2 hours and repeat Steps 3 & 4 for a 2nd coat. You can put a 3rd coat on after an hour or fix any uneven spots.
Dry for 3 hours. Apply one more coat of Mod Podge to seal the glitter.
Let glass dry overnight. Remove tape and carefully use a knife to even out the top and bottom of the stems if necessary.
For this part you either need to have a Cutting Machine like a Cricut or Silhouette if you want custom text. You can also use stencils from Craft Stores and get creative. I’m willing to bet that Sign stores can make cut outs for you too if you want them. No idea what they would charge though.
*Armor Etch is permanent. Work carefully with it and use gloves. Once it touches the glass it’s no going back*
Once your vinyl is cut, weed out the letters and cut a rectangle around it.
Apply transfer tape on top and smooth any bubbles out.
Pull off the back of the vinyl.
From the middle out, slowly place on glass while pressing around letters to get any and every air bubble out. Remove transfer tape.
With a plastic knife, spread a thick and even coat of Armor Etch over text. Let sit for 2 minutes.
You can scoop any extra off and put it back into the jar. Rinse Armor Etch off of glass with water.
Dry glass and Voila!
These are super easy to make and affordable with all those craft store coupons. Make them for yourself or give them to your girls. A couples favorite song lyrics on champagne flutes might be a great wedding gift!
What song lyrics are you hoping to see on a Coca-Cola bottle?