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Every bridal party could use some fun wine glasses, and given how popular our Bridesmaid Wine Glasses have been, I wanted to add to the collection with a lovely “Bride Tribe” addition! I made these with two different options for the bride, either “Future Mrs.” or “The Bride” to go with your maids Bride Tribe Glasses. :)
I made these in Oracal 651 Gold Vinyl, which worked well and was easy to weed the small designs, but it never hurts to cut a couple extra decals if you are new to weeding vinyl or working with curved surfaces. In addition, its easiest to smooth the design from the middle to the top, then middle to the bottom to deal with the curvature of the glass.
1. After downloading the cut files, import them into the Cricut Software. After creating a new project, select Upload Image. Select the file you wish to upload and it will automatically take you to the final upload screen, where you can name the file the select Save.
2. Cut the design(s) in your choice of permanent adhesive vinyl with the Vinyl Setting on your Cricut. The SVG Files are sized so that they will automatically cut to the size you see in the photos, but if you want to change the size you can do so to fit another sized glass than the ones we recommend. :)
3. Once the designs are cut, weed away the extra vinyl and cut a piece of transfer taper to 3" x 3.5". Cut away any excess backing from the vinyl design and smooth transfer tape over the design, aligning it along the bottom of the arrow, as shown below. I also aligned mine so that four sets of the 1/2” blocks on the transfer tape were above the arrow so the it was easy to align on the glass.Using the smoother tool, smooth the tape to the vinyl, removing any air bubbles.
4. Remove the transfer tape, making sure that the whole of the design transfers from the vinyl backing to the transfer tape.
5. Now, transfer the design to your glass. align the top of the transfer tape to the lip of the glass, as shown below. Smooth down the middle of the transfer tape to about the middle of the design, then smooth the design around the curve of the glass from the middle of the design to the edges. I started with the heart in the middle of the arrow and smoothed outward. Smooth any air bubbles out of the vinyl, but don’t worry about the crinkling of the transfer tape with the curved surface.
6. Remove the transfer tape to leave the design on the glass. Any additional bubbles in the design can now be smoothed out with either your fingers or the smoother tool. Repeat the process with all remaining wine glasses.
And now you have the perfect wine glasses to celebrate with your maids or to use while you DIY or do other wedding planning activities! Looking for more wine glass fun, check out out other Wine Glass Projects here!