What does the phrase ‘Toe Pick’ bring to mind? According to D.B. Sweeney, people are constantly saying these words to him, even 25 years after the classic movie, The Cutting Edge.
On the last (or fourth) Monday of each month, I am pleased to join a special group of bloggers and participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty!
Together we decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and each of us gets free reign to create something wonderful based on it.
This month’s challenge was. . . .
This month each of us chose our favorite romantic film for the challenge.
I chose a personal favorite… The Cutting Edge.
I just love the dynamics between these two. Kate is a strong, spoiled young woman and Doug is your typical Minnesota hockey athlete and they are just great together.
When Kate finally figures out that she is falling for Doug, there is a fabulous scene that involves a few Tequila shots and a lot of dancing.
Ahhhhhhh….. some inspiration!
Winter Olympics – Tequila Shots – Toe Pick!
Off to Hobby Lobby, my favorite place on earth! I purchased an inexpensive mirror, a couple of really cool knobs, a paint pen, and a small container of glass paint.
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Remove the mirror from the frame. This wasn’t too difficult but it was glued into the frame so I had to use a flathead screwdriver to remove the glue.
Step 2: Being that this frame is hollow, I started with a small drill bit and drilled through both the front and the back of the frame.
Step 3: I then went back with a larger drill bit to make room on the back for attaching the handles.
Step 4: Attach the handles. I found these really cool, glittery gold knobs!
I discovered they were a bit fragile. In fact, two of them broke during the attachment process.
Step 5: Using a dry erase marker and a bit of math, find the center of the mirror. This was super helpful for centering the Olympic rings.
Step 6: I used a rubber seal from a jar I had laying around as a template to draw the Olympic rings onto the mirror with the gold, metallic paint pen.
One thing I learned with this project is that it is very difficult to photograph a mirror! From every angle, the mirror shows it’s reflection! Obvious, I know right? But absolutely frustrating in reality…
Step 7: Clean up the mirror and trim the excess screw length from the handles. I used a Dremel for this job. Oh and a bit of Windex.
Step 8: Shot glasses. Because it is The Cutting Edge, there had to be a couple of “Toe Pick” shot glasses for the tequila. First I used the gold metallic paint pen to draw the “Toe Pick” design onto the shot glasses.
Step 9: Using gold glitter paint for glass, I added two coats to the glasses. This paint is a little strange. It seems more like straight up glitter mixed in a decoupage type medium. That is why I went with 2 coats.
After it air-dried overnight, I did follow the directions on the paint bottle and threw them into the oven for 30 minutes to make sure the glitter paint adhered properly.
Step 10: Run to the store for your favorite Tequila! Pop The Cutting Edge into the DVR, or turn on the Winter Olympics and enjoy your Toe Pick shot glasses!
Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!!