Mar 17, 2011

Big Pimpin’ Spendin’ Cheese…

Hey girls, it's me Brooke! I was so honored that Loulou herself asked me to guest post on her blog that when she said I needed to take time out of my Laudy Daudy vacay to show her bloggies how to make 'Pimp Cups' I grabbed another brewski and poured my heart into this little number (e.g. forgive mis-spellings).

First you need a cup/wine glass of your choice.  I would suggest plastic but glass will work too.  I got mine at Target (the red BULLSEYE!) for $2.68.  See exhibit A.

Exhibit A:

Then you need spray paint.  Oil based!  Metallics (gold, silver, bronze) look especially pimp-esque!  Two light coats are better than one heavy coat!!!

Then a few dazzling “Sharpie Paint Markers”.  OIL BASED!  (The water based markers are sold in the adjacent display and can get mixed in so read the label!) This is what you’ll use to make your “logo.”  These markers are the priciest thing on the list so if you only want to splurge on one or two of these fine art utensils you can add more color with gemstones!!! 

After you have drawn your logo and made sure it’s DRY, it’s time to BEDAZZLE YOUR HEART OUT!

Several things will work for your pimp crystals.  Self-stick rhinestones are easy to apply but expensive.  A big package of jewels (that’s what she said) of the plastic variety is cheap and Elmer’s glue works like a charm!!! 

The bigger the gem stone the more it will try to slide out of place so a little trick is apply a SMALL amount of glue onto the cup… let it dry for a few (30) seconds then apply the jewel to the glue. 
AND WA-LAH!   You and Little John are homeys!  

Now go forth, and big pimp. Love...


Kaila said...

First I love the title of this post... Second the cups are presh and my favorite of them all by far is the "Wildcat Queen" one b/c of all the gem thingy's around it.... Third do the gem thingy's bug you while your drinking around the top of the glass? I'm celebrating my 25th Birthday/St. Patrick's Day in New Orleans this weekend and these would be perfect! I have been inspired and will be visiting the craft store at lunch today for the 3rd time this week to get supplies to bling my pimp cup! Thank you so much Brooke!

Home and Nom said...

Brooke, you're so cute! Love your pimp cups... adorable!!

Lauren said...

Me and all my sorority sisters have formal coming up (HOLLA!) SO of course....we ALL want pimp cups to match our pimp dresses! But we just had a on EARTH do you drink out of them if there's spray paint on them? Is there something you do to make sure it doesn't get on the inside? Help! We can't WAIT!

Miss K said...

So cute! I just made some fab pimp cups too for my bach party, check them out here!

I love al the colors and gems brook used!

Caroline said...

Love these!!!

moderndaywife said...

These are soooo awesome!!! :-)

Kori said...

Great idea!!!! Too fun! I think you already know, but I'm having a great Spring giveaway that ends tomorrow! Make sure you enter if you haven't already! Have a fantastic day honey! Kori xoxo

stephanie said...

LOVE this post from title to ending. So cute! And I'll definitely be bedazzling some pimp cups in the very near future!

Abby said...

Soooooo super cute! Do you use a non-toxic spray paint? If so, where do you buy them at?

{Also, totally would have used these back in my glor...I mean sorority days ;)}

Cait said...

love love love this :) i'm so going to make one for my girls sometime! xo

LB said...

I love everything about this post. I'm going to go make my pimp cup as we speak.

Rach said...

These are amazing! I think I might have to make these for my bachelorette party!

Bree said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Sara L. said...

Love this, thanks for sharing your creative idea :)

Elizabeth said..., love, love your blog! You are adorable!

Ps...I'm your newest follower! :)

Allie said...

Well, I know what I'm doing this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

K said...

LOVE this idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

Brookiela said...

It's Brooke, again! So glad you liked the post. To answer your questions:
Kaila- the gems didn't seem to bother us all weekend. They do get a little lip gloss ridden but, oh well! You can always have some backup gems in case one falls off!
Lauren- if you just paint the cups in 2 phases you won't get any paint inside. Flip them over and paint the top, you can flip them on the base while they dry so they don't stick to the paper or whatever you're spraying them on. Then spray the base. Easy as that!
Abby- i just used regular 'ol indoor-outdoor spray paint that I got at Michael's craft store. If you find non-toxic gold/silver spray paint let me know. But honestly it dried so well I think it was fine!
Happy Crafting!!!

Neely said...

New follower to your blog its fabulous!

Laura said...

They are fabulouso!!!!! :)

Emily said...

love it!! thanks so much for sharing :)

Michelle said...

LOVE IT! They look fab! Thanks for sharing :)

Hannah said...

I am so glad to know this! I actually tried a few years ago to make one, but now I'm finding out that the problem was the type of marker!

Claire Kiefer said...

And the color doesn't wash off when you wash them?! I love it! I tried to paint wine glasses once, but the paint washed off as soon as I washed them . . . sad!

L.Voss said...

oh totally making some of these for my vino spa night with the girls

Erica said...

Those are to cute, i may just make two one for me and one for my friend.

Amanda said...

Found you through Shasta, LOVING your blog, and you're pimp cups make me love you even more! Have a great Sunday Funday!

Mrs. Wasp said...

Oh I love these! Too cute!!

JMB said...

I have only been wondering how to make these foreeeever! Love it!

Alaka said...

These are adorable!!! I'm obsessed :) I can't wait to make one!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Ummm... these are amazing!!

Elizabeth said...

I'm new to your blog and am loving your guest blogger, Brooke's, post. I most definitely had a pimp cup (or we called th crunk cup) when I was in college! said...

Love these! We are making them for our friends birthday festivities next weekend. I'm sure I will post pics in my blog too! Thanks so much for all the great tips. I too have tried to just paint wine glasses before but I think spray painting them first is definitely the extra touch that makes these so fab. Well, that and the jewels, of course :)

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Question for you or Brooke... Washing the cups? Does the paint wear off? Or does it stay??! I'm making some for my Bunko crew now!

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