Saturday, November 23, 2013

DIY Wine Glass


This is a super simple DIY! For my wedding, I wanted to get my bridesmaids wine glasses to drink our mimosas out of on the morning we got ready. I wanted to be able to get them a few other things as well, so I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg for 6 wine glasses. So I decided to do it myself! The total cost at the end was about $3 per glass; you can't beat that! The other cool thing about it was I could do whatever I wanted and use what colors I wanted for each girl. Here was my finished product:
DIY Wine Glass
You will need:
-painters tape
-a "pouncer" sponge brush
-glasses
-glass paint
Wine Glass
 I got my glasses at the dollar store for $1 each! The sponge brush you can get at any craft store, and probably even Walmart. I used Martha Stewart glass paint (from Micheal's). She has several different types, but I wanted to use the "Pearl" shimmer kind, because I love glitter :) Here's a close up of the paint. If you use the "Pearl" paint, I will tell you that the gold color turned out pretty ugly. I was glad I had gotten an extra glass to practice on because I ended up tossing the gold glass out. 
Wine Glass Decor
First, you'll need to tape off any parts that you want to paint in the middle of the glass. I did not need to tape anything off on the stem of the glasses because I free handed it, but I did need to tape off the stripe in the middle. If you stick to painting the edges of the glass, you may not need tape. Stay away from painting around the mouth - not sure if this paint is safe to ingest (probably not!). I will tell you, taping straight lines was tricky on a rounded glass. (I recruited my hubby for help!)
Next, you can paint! I used two coats on mine, allowing an hour dry time in between each coat.
After the last coat is mostly dry, you can gently peel off the tape. You will need to let the paint "cure" to be able to wash the glasses later. You can either bake them (instructions are on the paint box), or you can let them air dry for 21 days. I baked mine - I was nervous about how this would turn out - but it turned out great! Just an FYI, it's normal for there to be a funny smell when these are in the oven.
That's it! You're finished! The possibilities are endless with this project - you can ombre the glasses, polka dots, multiple stripes, etc. Pretty much anything goes here. And all for $3 a glass! My girls gave me lots of compliments on these, and were even more impressed that I had made them myself! Not to mention that it was really fun to do. 

Go get creative!! 

PS - Don't forget about the Favorite Post Link Up happening on my blog on Tuesday, November 26th! Link up your favorite post from last week and I'll pick a few favorites to be featured on my blog the following Tuesday! 

49 comments:

  1. The outcome looks totally amazing! I will try to do this to my wine glasses as well! :)

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  3. This is so great, I love how you can make them in a bunch of different colors depending on the color scheme of your kitchen!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  5. Such a cute and lovely idea<3
    dontcoralwithme.blogspot.com

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  6. These are so cute! I saw really cute champagne glasses on etsy but they were too expensive and I thought I could DIY them myself but I never got around to it! This looks so easy & pretty!!

    sundays grace

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    1. You could so do this to champagne glasses too! Those would be so pretty!!

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  7. Such a good & easy diy project! Thank you for sharing! :)

    atelier zozo

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  8. Such a great and cute idea! Love it :)

    xoxo

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  9. This is such a fun idea! Perfect for a Christmas present too :)

    Melissa
    theblushingdreamer.blogspot.com

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    1. You're right! It would be a great stocking stuffer!

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  10. It is an awesome idea . The bets thing is that I could use it for other events too , like a party or fancy dinner?
    Noor's Place

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  11. I love glass painting, I have done loads , maybe i will try out this , looks easy and interesting. will share with you the result .nice blog...I am your new follower- show some love and follow me back? www.randomerscloud.blogspot.com

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  12. This is such a cute project! I will definitely have to try it soon

    Katie
    http://casually-obsessed.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It's really easy and fun!

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  14. Oooh such a fun idea! That looks great!

    Sharlotte xxx

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  15. I absolutely LOVE these wine glasses! I am not crafty at all...but I have to try this! So cute!

    XO,
    http://www.sororitygirlintherealworld.com/

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  16. I love this. I am going to try this. DIY projects are my favourite, and my wallet loves saving money!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

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  18. Oh my gosh. How cute is that??? Love this idea!

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  19. These are absolutely adorable! Such an easy and cheap DIY but is so cute! I may have to do this as gifts for some of my girlfriends over the holidays!
    xo,
    Megan
    Bespeckled With Freckles

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    1. I agree! That would be an awesome idea!

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  20. Oh i love this! I'm gold obsessed & think that would be pretty as well. You go girl with your DIY posts!

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    1. Thank you! Just about any color would work!

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  21. This is so neat! I feel like you can pay way too much for decorated wine glasses, and most of the time I think I could easily make them cheaper. Great post :)

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  22. How great would these be for holiday gifts?! :)

    So cute!

    <3

    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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