How to Make Two-Toned Cups

finished cupTrying to throw a pinkies-up affair without a pinkies-up budget? We have the perfect solution for you. When we throw a party, we love to make every detail perfect (and only appear expensive) — even down to the cups. Check out our two-toned cups that will impress your most swanky gal pal at your next event.

cup materials

What You’ll Need:

  • Cups (These simple mock wine glasses are what we used.)

  • Paint (This “Pure Gold Folk Art” acrylic paint works great.)

  • Small bowl
  • Wax paper (We substituted aluminum foil, but we still recommend using wax paper. The paint from the cups stuck to the aluminum, making them hard to pull off after drying.)

How-To:

diy two-toned cup step 1

Step One: Pour the paint into a small bowl. Keep in mind that the bowl must be wide enough for the base of the glass, but not so wide that the paint flattens out and you lose depth. You want the paint to be about 1-2 inches deep, depending on how high you’d like the paint to be on the stems of your glasses.

Step Two: Dip the base of your glass in the paint. Watch for bubbles!

Step Three: Bring your glass out of the paint slowly, allowing the excess paint to drip back into the bowl. Also, swivel your wrist to ensure the base is covered evenly and there are no streaks on the cups.

cups step 2

Step Four: Set the glass base-down on wax paper.

cups step 3

Step Five: Let them dry overnight. The next day, when you pull them off, the very bottom of the cups may be wet. Get a fresh piece of wax paper and set the cups upside down to allow the bottom to dry.

finished cups

Pour, cheers, and drink up with these festive DIY cups! If you need serving platters to match, we suggest our gold-dipped plates.

 

 

 

Thank You for Donating 150 Scarves!

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In the true spirit of giving — and with the help of our ahhhh-mazing customers — the Scarves Dot Net gals delivered 150 scarves (at a retail value of more than $2,500!) to The Cheer Guild of Riley Hospital for Children.

We are so grateful for all of our beyond generous customers who made a contribution to the cause this summer during our Knots for Hope Charity Drive. Because of you, cancer patients will have head scarves galore, a warm heart, and a much brighter holiday!

On behalf of the entire Scarves Dot Net team, we thank you for helping us support and inspire the cancer community and hope you have wonderful holiday season! :)

SDN delivers Knots for Hope scarves to Riley's Cheer Guild

SDN delivers Knots for Hope scarves to Riley's Cheer Guild

We gave the ever-wonderful Mya scarf. Meet Mya here!

SDN delivers Knots for Hope scarves to Riley's Cheer Guild

SDN delivers Knots for Hope scarves to Riley's Cheer Guild

About Knots for Hope

Knots for Hope by Scarves Dot Net is a place of inspiration for those affected by cancer. The online resource is dedicated to telling stories, providing support, giving hope, and helping patients who have experienced hair loss feel confident and beautiful. Join the conversation here!

#TisTheScarfSeason Photo Contest!

Our most popular scarf contest is BACK!

Whether you’re cider sipping, holiday hopping, or couch cozying these next couple of weeks, ‘tis the season to showcase your favorite scarves! Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in your scarfity best for a chance to win a scarf collection, featuring 5 charming scarves of your choice!

From November 11 through December 13, every time you snag, spot, or style a scarf, snap a photo and follow these oh-so simple instructions:

Enter Scarves Dot Net's #TisTheScarfSeason Contest!

HOW TO ENTER

1. Facebook, Tweet, or Instagram a photo of your best scarf season pic

2. Tag it with #TisTheScarfSeason

Piece of pumpkin pie, right? Remember, you can snap as many pics as you’d like throughout the season, so get creative and show us your scarf spirit!

OFFICIAL RULES

  • One (1) lucky scarf fan will be selected to win based on our SDN editors’ evaluations of creativity, charm, and adherence to guidelines.
  • One (1) winning contestant will receive a scarf collection, featuring five (5) Scarves.net scarves of his or her choice.
  • To be eligible for official entry, photo must include the hashtag #tisthescarfseason.
  • This is a contest. Odds of winning depend on eligible entries received.
  • Contest is only open to residents of the United States and Canada.
  • No purchase necessary to enter. 
  • Entries will be accepted from November 11, 2013, through December 13, 2013. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on December 13.
  • Winning entry will be announced on the blog on Monday, December 16, 2013.
Holiday gifts and apparel guide from Scarves Dot Net

A Scarf Gal’s Guide to the Holiday Season

Here at Scarves Dot Net, the holidays are made of sugar and spice and everything nice — especially with peppermint lattes in hand. But with loads of holiday shopping, spending, and styling, we also know that it’s the busiest and most stressful season of them all. No worries scarf cats, we’re here to make this year a little easier on you.

Introducing our 2013 Holiday Guide! After months of scarf-softness testing, top secret knot tying, and sugarplums dancing in our heads, we are thrilled to launch this go-to guide for everything holiday-related.

Scarves Dot Net 2013 Holiday Guide!

From new knots for every seasonal soiree to advice on which gift to get every type of gal, you’ll never have to blink a worried-little-eye again. Plus, you’ll get the chance to win an ENTIRE scarf collection with our #TisTheScarfSeason Instagram Contest kicking off on November 11th!

So go ahead and check out our Holiday Guide here! And be sure to bookmark or pin it just in case you run into any wardrobe snags, seasonal blunders, or urges to scarf-surf (yep, our version of channel surfing) along the way.

Ps. Are there any holiday questions (scarf-related or not) you’re dying to have the answer to? Leave us a comment on Facebook, and we’ll help you out! Just think of us as your personal elves. ;)