Monday, July 19, 2010

Painted Wine Glass How To

Here's another crafty how to re-post from my old blog:

Ok loves, here is the post that some of y'all have been waiting for! How to paint wine glasses!!! I apologize that these are from two different times - I forgot to take all the pictures the first time around.

I have always loved the Lolita hand painted wine glasses and see all sorts of other different painted glasses when I am out and about at little gift shops. I often see the non-Lolita ones being sold for $20+ and to be honest, a lot of them aren't all that cute.

Luckily a good friend of mine invited me over a couple of months ago to show me just how to make them at home and I'm passing my crafting knowledge over to you now, perfect for holiday gifts!!

First you need to get some Acrylic Enamel paint. This is often really hard to find. I went to every craft store near my house and none of them carried this. I did find it for a great price on and I realize now that I should have just went ahead and ordered every color!! You may also want an enamel pen (I did find that at Micheal's) for writing names and monograms. And assorted paint brushes are great - depending on what you'd like to put on your glass.

You also need to pick up some wine glasses - you can use any size. I got these at Wal-Mart - $4.88 for two of them.

I like to write out what I'm going to put on the glass ahead of time and use it as a spacing guide.

Then you will want to do your monogram/word/name first - the first time it will show up very light - that's ok - once dry you can go back over it to thicken up the letters. If you happen to mess up - no worries! Nail polish and a q-tip work perfectly to remove the paint before it has set.

Make sure you let each layer of paint dry completely before going back over it.

To make the polka dots all you need is paint and a pencil with an eraser at the bottom.

You just need a smidge of paint on a plate.

Then dip the bottom of the eraser lightly into the paint.

And press gently onto the wine glass - and ta da! perfect little polka dots!! (Pardon the Kroger sales flyer!!)

Once you have your wine glass completed set your oven to 350 degrees (no need to preheat).

Place your wine glasses upside down on a cookie sheet or pan.

Pop them in the oven for 30 minutes.

And be careful when you remove - everything will be extremely hot!! Let glasses cool - and voila! You're all done!! Just make sure to hand wash.

I hope you all have enjoyed the wine glass "how to"!! Please e-mail me with any questions at


Freck said...

I remember this post and love it!! I still haven't taken the plunge and done it, but I'm determined to now. These are adorable!

Cole said...

I loved the first time you posted this and I love it again now!! I know exactly what I'll be giving all my friends for Christmas this year!

mrs.mfc said...

Ohhhh I want to do this sooooo bad!! Thanks for posting instructions! I love love love it!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the look of those. Unfortunately my hand is definitely not that steady, I tried to write with those little tubes at a ceramic place with my friends, hers looked great, my writing looked like a 5 year old's.

Jules said...

That is so good that you posted about this and the cake pops again! I finally made cake balls over the winter after seeing how delicious all of your pops turned out. I still have the stuff to do the wine glasses, I just need to make time for the actual project.

I hope you have a great weekend!

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Wine Glasses said...

loved the first time you posted this and I love it again now!! I know exactly what I'll be giving all my friends for Christmas this year!

I really like this idea! Now I know what will I give to my relatives this coming Christmas. Thank you!