Wednesday, December 9, 2015

DIY Metallic Painted Eggnog Cups

I love that the holidays are all about enjoying special treats that you don't tend to have throughout the year - eggnog is one of those things for me. I always snap up a carton the second it appears on the shelves at the grocery store. It's so delicious - and so Christmas!

Today I've partnered with International Delight to share my tradition of having eggnog while decorating our Christmas tree, and to share a simple tutorial for metallic painted cups to make your eggnog sipping extra special!

I remember our first Christmas after Stella was born. I was so excited one night because I had managed to put my 3 month old down to bed early and had plenty of quiet time to decorate the tree before bed! I put on my favorite Christmas music, poured myself a cup of eggnog, and dove in. I have the same routine 6 years later. Although now I have two little helpers thanks to Stella and Hazel. They get their own little cups of eggnog. ;)

This year our eggnog tradition got a little fancier with these fun cups! I had purchased several of these vintage glasses at the Goodwill for $1 a piece earlier in the year and was just waiting for an opportunity to put them to use. Eggnog seemed like the perfect drink to serve in them - I can imagine our grandparents sipping eggnog in very similar glasses back in the 50s! Since a touch of metallic makes everything better, I gave them a little DIY scalloped paint treatment:

Head to the thrift store to find your own special eggnog cups, and read on for the easy tutorial!

Supplies for Metallic Painted Glasses

How to Make Metallic Painted Glasses

The process is so simple! Just squeeze out a little paint onto a paper plate, dip your fan shaped brush into it, and then make brush strokes down the side of the glass, starting about an inch below the top of the cup. Once you've made your way around the cup, let the paint dry and repeat with 2 more coats, following along the same brushstrokes.

Note: The Martha Stewart paints say they are dishwasher safe after curing for a few weeks, but I would hand wash them and avoid scrubbing directly on the paint to be safe.

Now for the fun part - filling them with eggnog! I tried International Delight's Very Vanilla Nog this year and it was delicious. I love to have my eggnog with a sprinkle of nutmeg and sometimes a splash of rum. A cinnamon stick makes a fun little garnish too. If you're having guests, put a simple little tray together to make it extra special.

In addition to its Nog, you can also find International Delight's new Hot Chocolate (in both Milk and Dark Chocolate) at stores this season. Yum!

Visit and share how their holiday drinks help you capture the spirit of the season for a chance to win a holiday brunch for your friends and family hosted by International Delight!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

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