Most of our weeknights are spent at home. Dinner is usually something simple, and if JC gets home from work early enough, we can enjoy the evening together as a family. We try to not make a habit of having the TV on, but some nights are an exception during football season. We invited one of our favorite couples and their kids over to enjoy the Monday night game, but both of the kiddos were sick, so they didn't make it. My plan was to do a DIY with Rachel during halftime while our guys enjoyed hanging out and watching the game. It was fun coming up with this DIY in collaboration with Michelle Sparkling Wine. With the weekend coming up, you can enjoy this refreshing bubbly wine. There is a hint of apple with a light fruity finish. If I was a bit more ambitious with my party planning, I would try this Holiday Poinsettia cocktail recipe. Since I am far better with crafts, I chose to do an easy DIY.
Inspired by the Rosé and the idea that you can create something fun with your girlfriends, I gathered the following supplies.
I scoured Pinterest for a positive quote with the word “sparkle” in it. Use the drawing gum and paintbrush to slowly write out a phrase of your choice. For those of you who may not feel as comfortable with writing using a paintbrush, just a word like “sparkle” on the card would look great. It’s uplifting and to the point.
Once you’re done, set it aside to dry, and feel free to sip on some of the wine! Rinse your brush right away because the drawing gum will ruin the brush if it stays in there for too long. The drying time for the card varies, but this took about 20 minutes to be completely dry. The drying gum may still feel slightly tacky to touch, but as long as you’ve given it ample time and it doesn’t appear too wet, you should be good to go.
Using the watercolors, I selected two of the shades to try and replicate the color of the Rosé. Dip the brush into a glass of water and add it to the desired color. Mix it slightly and add a little more water until you have the brush saturated with a good amount of pigment. Then start brushing it onto the card. Work in splotches and strokes of your choice. This process should be freeing and fun.
Add it to a frame to make a little centerpiece, a perfect gift for a friend, or just a good reminder to let yourself shine!
This post was produced in collaboration with Michelle Wines. As always, all opinions are my own.