DIY XO Glittery Wine Stoppers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

XO Glittery Wine Stoppers

DIY XO Wine Stoppers | Popcorn and ChocolateValentine’s/Galentine’s Day is coming right up! If you are still in need of a simple gift or a cute decoration keep reading to find out how to make these XO glittery wine stoppers!Glittery XO Wine Stoppers | Popcorn and ChocolateI feel like this year is just flying by… I say that every year, but how is it almost Valentine’s day already? I was happily celebrating my birthday last weekend in Portland, ME with Rose and I blinked and this week is already over! To be completely honest I’m not someone that really looks forward to the big v-day. Even when I was dating someone I never was super thrilled about the holiday. Glittery XO Wine Stoppers | Popcorn and ChocolateDon’t get me wrong, I love love love all the pink and hearts that are everywhere, just the actual day is a little cringe-worthy. I much rather celebrate by throwing a big Galentine’s day party with friends and eat sweets and drink wine and make some crafts, but tbh, I would always rather being doing that. DIY XO Glittery Wine Stoppers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY XO Glittery Wine Stoppers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and ChocolateThese glittery XO wine stoppers would be the perfect decoration to add to your bar cart at your Galentine’s day party. Orrrr you could make the X’s and O’s ahead of time and let everyone decorate their own! Sometimes I think I’m a party planner. But doesn’t that sound like a fun party?? Drink some wine, craft, eat some popcorn and chocolate. Seems perfect to me. DIY XO Glittery Wine Stoppers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

Instructions for XO wine stoppers:

  1. Make your plaster by following the instructions on the bottle and then pour it into your silicone tray in the X and the O. Let dry for the allotted time it says on your Plaster of Paris (about an hour).Plaster XO wine stoppers | Popcorn and Chocolate
  2. Once the X and O have dried, pull out of the tray and if you want to paint yours this would be the time to do so. As you can see I painted one set pink and left the other plain. Let dry.Painted plaster xo wine stopper | Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Take your paint brush and dip it into the mod podge then paint on the glue in the areas that you want glitter to be. I sort of did a dip-dyed look with mine. Painted plaster xo wine stopper | Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. Pour the glitter onto your letters. Let dryGlittery plaster xo wine stopper | Popcorn and chocolate
  5. Taking a hot glue gun, glue your letter onto a wine cork.

    Glittery plaster xo wine stopper | Popcorn and chocolate

    Ew ew ew please excuse all the dog hair in this picture. Blame olive if you must.

  6. Open a bottle of wine and stick your new cork in!

Glitter XO wine stoppers | Popcorn and ChocolateLet us know in the comments below what you are doing for Valentine’s day – even if that is just sitting on the coach and watching Netflix all day (we won’t judge)! Be sure to comment/like/subscribe if you enjoyed this post and feel free to pin it for later if you want to!

Xoxo, Haley

 

DIY Glitter XO Wine Stoppers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

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DIY Valentine's Day Marbled Hearts | Popcorn & Chocolate

DIY Valentine’s Day Marbled Hearts

DIY Valentine's Day Marbled Hearts | Popcorn & ChocolateValentine’s day is in 4 days.. do you have do you have your gifts ready? If you are like us and do everything last minute, we have the perfect quick and easy DIY for you, and likely you already have all the supplies at home.DIY Valentine's Day Marbled Hearts | Popcorn & ChocolateDIY Valentine's Day Marbled Hearts | Popcorn & ChocolateTo make these Valentine’s day marbled hearts, you will need some nail polish, paper, and a container that you don’t mind getting covered in nail polish (we used an empty yogurt container).DIY Valentine's Day Marbled Hearts | Popcorn & ChocolateFirst cut out heart shapes on your paper. We recommend using card stock because it is sturdy and thick. You can either use a stencil to trace hearts or free-hand cut them out like we did. We also used the grade school heart making trick by folding the paper in half and cutting the heart along the fold so you have symmetrical sides.DIY Valentine's Day Marbled Hearts | Popcorn & ChocolateNext, fill up your container with lukewarm water and probably you should grab some paper towels at this point too because things will get a bit messy from here on out. Drizzle a couple of drops of nail polish into the container and repeat with however many colors you want to use. Finally, dip the paper heart into the container with the nail polish and pull out as straight as you can. Set on a paper towel to dry.DIY Valentine's Day Marbled Hearts | Popcorn & ChocolateDIY Valentine's Day Marbled Hearts | Popcorn & ChocolateThis project, although easy and uses minimal supplies, does take a little practice to get that pretty swirled marble look. We recommend working quickly once you have dropped the nail polish into the container as it tends to dry and get clumpy fast. We also recommend to have a toothpick or two handy between applications to clear out any residual nail polish. Just swirl the toothpick around the surface of the water and that’ll do the trick. Lastly, we definitely recommend wearing gloves and not making the mistake of dying your hands 4 different shades of pink like we did ;)DIY Valentine's Day Marbled Hearts | Popcorn & ChocolateThere you have it – a super simple last minute Valentine’s Day idea. You could hand these out as Valentine’s Day cards or just have fun making them for a little Galentine’s get-together.

Tell us: Do you leave everything to the last minute or do you plan far in advance? What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

DIY Valentine's Day Marbled Hearts | Popcorn & Chocolate