For instance, a few months ago I stumbled upon a photo of wine glasses that had been painted to look like the Piranha Plant from Super Mario; pretty fun and the perfect gift for the video game fans in my family.
Instead of ordering the glasses online, I thought that Ikea wine glasses and some transparent glass paint would do the trick... on the left (and below) is the final product.
The design itself was easy to reproduce, it was the glass paint that presented the biggest challenge. To be perfectly honest, glass paint is a royal pain in the keester to work with; it requires two layers, but often the second layer pulls the first and the result is an uneven surface. Annoying! However, the outcome was still good and I had a chance to flex my underused artistic muscles.