I have been wanting to do this DIY Decorated Wine Glasses tutorial for a long time. It’s been on my editorial calendar for months, but it kept getting bumped, because I have been so insanely busy that I just didn’t have the time to devote to making it really awesome. Plus, my husband told me I couldn’t “Craft Up” our nice wine glasses… clearly I listen really well. So the other day, the girls and I got all kinds of crafty before their swim lessons and made these pretty drinking glasses. My husband has yet to notice.
Go figure. It took him almost a week to notice the Washi Tape Frames I made for the kitchen prints. I need to do some more Washi Tape crafts, I’ve gotten a bunch more rolls recently! I digress.
So these wine glasses, the stemless ones, are all the rage. Modern “stemware” for the modern girl. I don’t drink often, but when I do my preferred poison is wine. We call it “Mommy Juice” around here, and when I have had a long and hard day, my husband is on it with keeping my glass filled. But being the crafty little thing I am, I needed something pretty to drink my libations. This tutorial can work for any stemware you have, any drinking glasses, or plates, bowls, whatever. And it makes them look like they cost $10 a glass, verses the $3 they really cost. They make wonderful handmade gifts for holidays or housewarming gifts too, since they are 100% completely customizable.
You’ll also need something to pour the polish into, like a plastic palette, or a piece of paper…
Styrofoam was a bad choice. FYI, it melts (I knew that…good job, Roberta)
For the DOTS wine glasses, you will literally dip the Q-tips into the nail polish and DOT it onto the wine glass. Make sure it’s upside down. Start with your first color and dab it in a random pattern. I focused on having the majority of the dots near the bottom, and tapering out toward the lip of the glass. Alternate the colors, adding dots here and there until you are satisfied. You might need to let each layer dry a bit so the colors don’t run (‘MERICA!) but nail polish dries pretty quick.
Let it dry for at least 12 hours to make sure it’s totally dry before using it. I have no idea if nail polish is dishwasher safe, but I usually just rinse my glasses under warm water with mild soap.
The second glass I did was a DRIP glass. This one was really fun, but definitely took a bit of patience.
Using the polish brush, let the polish DRIP off the land on the round of the glass. Add more paint if you need it. Create a pattern, or just drip at random. Thinner polishes work better than older thicker ones.
Add a bit to the bottom to finish the look. Once the first layer is dry, continue to add additional drips until you reach your desired result.
Let them dry and then enjoy! Maybe with a nice glass of Sangria!
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