Wednesday, July 20, 2011
How I made Drinking Glasses from Pens
A few people seem to be very interested in the pens with which I made my drinking glasses.
There are several Chinese Bazaars here in Spain and they sell very cheap pens like 'biros' for about 1€ a pack. These are what I used for my glasses, they are made by 'Corvina'.
Remove the tops then use a small saw to cut across the lid to make a tumbler size glass. Gently sand the edge to make smooth if necessary. You can use an emery board for this. The lids I used have a line around them which was a useful guide for cutting. If you have a mitre block, all the better, it will help to keep the lid still and get a straighter cut.The bottom of my tumblers have small holes in which really don't notice and they can still be filled with a 'drink' using liquid Fimo or similar.
As you can see the bottoms of the pens could also be made into pretty beakers for a child's tea party.
My newest pen purchase is this pack of Rolling Crayons, they cost a bit more at 3.75€ in a Chinese shop but the tops and bottoms are going to make lovely 'glasses'.
Don't forget to send me a photo of your 'glasses' when you've made them!