Friday, September 22, 2017

Spotted Cow Mason Jar Glass

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Everyone in my family is a big milk drinker. They especially like it with baked goods like my Chocolate Chip Muffins (recipe here). We all drink it so often I sometimes need to make a mid-week run to our local grocery store, Pick N' Save to pick up a few extra gallons! Good thing it's just down the road from us! And milk is always easy to find in the diary section of the store. 
Mason Jar Cow Glass tutorial, vinyl cow cup tutorial

 I am proud of how my daughter chooses nutritious drinks like milk. It's such a wholesome, simple beverage yet has 9 essential nutrients like potassium, vitamin D, calcium, and high-quality protein that can help kids grow strong. It's difficult to get enough of the nutrients you need without milk in your diet. There are decades of research and hundreds of studies that support the benefits of drinking milk. 


Did you know that many kids are drinking less milk? It's concerning because that could mean many kids are not getting enough of the nutrients milk provides like calcium, potassium, and Vitamin D that they need to grow. Diary milk is the top food source for those three nutrients most likely missing from American's diets per 8 oz. cup. As a busy mom, I appreciate that milk is a simple, great tasting way to get natural, high-quality protein and other nutrients that kids needs to help power through the day. Per 8oz cup, diary milk protein is also a complete protein that helps provide some of the amino acids your body needs, unlike many plant proteins which are incomplete proteins. I love that milk is a budget-friendly, simple, and wholesome way to help kids get natural protein and balanced nutrition to help them grow up strong! You can visit MilkLife.com for more content and recipes and follow Milk Life on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram

My daughter loves to drink milk so much we even decided to make a cute milk cup for her. It's an easy and fun activity that we enjoyed working on together. All you need are a pair of scissors, permanent black vinyl, and a clear glass or plastic cup. A small mason jar with a lid works well for this. I was able to find all the supplies for under $10. 

Mason Jar Cow Glass tutorial, vinyl cow cup tutorial
I have a cutting machine at home and cut out pieces of vinyl to look like cow spots with it, but you can easily do this by hand with a pair of scissors. If you use a cutting machine, take off the excess vinyl so it looks more like a sticker sheet of cow spots. If you use scissors, just cut through the vinyl and backing into amorphous shapes. Then you can remove the backing from each one separately and apply to the surface of your cup. 

Mason Jar Cow Glass tutorial, vinyl cow cup tutorial
We used some isopropyl alcohol on a cotton swab to clean the surface of our glass first. That way there is less of a chance of oils or residue on the glass making the vinyl not adhere. 

Mason Jar Cow Glass tutorial, vinyl cow cup tutorial
Apply the vinyl in a random fashion to look like a cow's spots. We also cut out and applied Claire's name to personalize the glass further. 


Mason Jar Cow Glass tutorial, vinyl cow cup tutorial
And the end result! She is always so proud of what she makes!

Mason Jar Cow Glass tutorial, vinyl cow cup tutorial
We even created a cow nose for a straw to top off our new glass. On my vinyl cutting machine we simply used 2 circles and welded them together to create the outer shape of the nose and cut it out of light pink card stock. If you don't have a cutting machine, this could also be done with something circle-shaped to trace and a pair of scissors. Then we cut out 2 black circles from our vinyl and applied them to the pink nose. Just tape your cow nose to a straw and sip away! The glass looks especially cute when filled with milk because the clear parts become white making it look even more cow-like!

Mason Jar Cow Glass tutorial, vinyl cow cup tutorial

Mason Jar Cow Glass tutorial, vinyl cow cup tutorial

Mason Jar Cow Glass tutorial, vinyl cow cup tutorial

Mason Jar Cow Glass tutorial, vinyl cow cup tutorial

Enjoy some milk in a fun glass like this! We tell Claire to drain her cow dry when we give this to her to drink. 

15 comments:

  1. These are so so cute!! Claire is getting so big!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  2. So cute!! Although my boys are way too old for cute crafts I can't wait for my niece (18 months old) to get just a little older so I can do all the fun things with her! Have a great weekend Laura!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. This DIY is so adorable! I need to share this with my niece. Happy weekend Laura!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  4. Aw, this turned out so adorable! But the model is really what makes it so cute. ;)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  5. The DIY jars are adorable! What a fun idea! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  6. This is the cutest cup ever!! I love how you personalized it is such an adorable manor!! #client

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  7. What a great idea!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  8. This is SERIOUSLY the cutest cup ever and oh the straw, love it!! I didn't know you have a vinyl cutting machine! Such a cool project for your daughter! Sadly, my kids are not big milk drinkers... I'm still trying to work on them, tho!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  9. Oh,oh,oh....it's a really funny idea!!! Great work Laura!!!
    Don't miss my latest post, now on my blog! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

    My blog Eniwhere Fashion
    Pregnancy sensations

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  10. These are so cute and kids always love a personalized cup. I bet it makes drinking milk more fun.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  11. This is such a great idea to bond with kids. So cute!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  12. Such a precious idea. And Claire couldn't be any cuter. She is going to be such a help and such a loving big sister.

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