Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Crafting a New Year: The 100 Calorie Wine Glass


The most popular New Year resolution is, no surprise, weight loss. Year after year we vow to shed those excess pounds. I thought I would share a quick and easy trick/craft that might help...

This super easy etched glass project is my "diet" wine glass. The bottom of the thick band of etching is 50 calories, the top line 100 calories (or, if you are a Weight Watcher, 1 point and 2 points.


The lines aren't perfect but then again perfectionism will destroy any diet before you even start, so leave that behind anyway. If you want to gear up for the diet with some inspiration, Tiny Buddha has an excellent post about perfectionism today.

To make your own 5-minute "diet" wine glass place painters tape or contact paper where you want the lines and follow the tutorial instructions for glass etching.

I designated where my lines went by placing the glass on a scale (press "tare" to get the start weight back to zero), and then slowly filling the glass with water until you have 2 ounces (50 calories) - use the water line as your guide and wrap the tape around your glass below the water line, then fill to 4 ounces (100 calories) and tape again, above the water line. Etch the space in between and you have what you see above, or simply place two pieces of tape close together at your designated marking line and etch for a thin line detail.

This is a super quick project and an easy way to help keep those wine pours moderate. Best yet, no one has to know a thing about why the line/details are there and you get to keep your secret close in your slim-slim waistband.



L said...

i'm loving your wood beams. ;-) the etched glass is a great idea too! ;-)

Livieland said...

This is a fantastic idea. I'm always just sloshing it into the glass, pretending that because it's a liquid it can't possibly have any calories. Denial. It ain't just a river in Egypt.

Karin said...

NO! I'm drinking wine right now, and it's probably a tiny bit more than 100 calories, sigh... Okay, I'll add this craft to my list, too. And unfortunately, I really NEED some glasses like this one. Plates, too? ;)

Titti @ Shoestring Pavilion said...

I don't drink wine but this is a cool idea none the less :)