D.I.Y. Chalkboard Wine Glasses

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Anybody that knows me and my husband knows that we love, LoVe, LOVE wine tasting!!!  It’s one of our very favorite things to do, but I’ve found that we end up with bunches of those lovely tasting glasses that you usually get to keep. I decided to get creative with some of them, and the result is these D.I.Y. chalkboard wine glasses!

We have little charms for our stemmed wine glasses that we use when we have guests over to keep everyone’s wine glass straight, but these chalkboard wine glasses are perfect for wine glasses without stems, and are a fun way to keep track of everyone’s wine glasses when entertaining! Of course, you can make these with stemmed wine glasses as well, and they turn out just as cute!

These are really easy to make! It just takes a few materials, and and you don’t even need a steady hand to get your lines straight, because tape is used to keep things neat! The only part that takes a bit of time is the drying process which takes 4 days, but you don’t have to do anything during those 4 days, they just sit there drying, so like I said, easy peasy!

D.I.Y. CHALKBOARD WINE GLASSES

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Materials:

  • Wine Glasses
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Glass Chalkboard Paint (You can get this at any craft store. I got my bottle of it at Hobby Lobby for $2.99).
  • Scotch tape
  • Paint Brush

Directions:

1.) Wash your wine glass in warm soapy water. Rinse and dry completely. Use a cotton ball to wipe the glass down with rubbing alcohol. After the alcohol has dried completely, use your scotch tape to tape of an area of the glass that you would like your chalkboard to cover, making sure the tape is sealed tightly along the edges of the area to prevent bleeding of the paint.

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2.) Paint the taped off area with your glass chalkboard paint and your paintbrush using vertical strokes. Let the paint dry completely (15-30 minutes), and then paint the area using horizontal strokes. Allow to dry completely. Continue this process, alternating the stroke directions, until the area is completely filled in with chalkboard paint, and there are no “see-through” areas. Allow the paint to dry for about an hour.

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3.) Very carefully, remove the pieces of tape one at a time. If there is any bleeding use your fingernails to clean it up, or a q-tip with some rubbing alcohol on it.

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4.) Once all of the tape is removed, set the glasses aside, and let them dry for 4 days. After the 4 days are up, you are going to want to bake them in order to really set the paint. To do this, place the wine glasses in an unheated oven. Set the oven temperature to 325 degrees, and set the timer for 30 minutes. It is important to let let the glasses heat up in the oven as the oven heats up to prevent shattering due to quick temperature change. Allow the glasses to bake until the timer goes off. Once the 30 minutes are up, turn the oven off, and let it cool down (without opening the oven door) with the glasses still in it.

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5.) Once the oven has cooled completely, remove the glasses from the oven. The bottle of glass chalkboard paint says that they should be dishwasher safe, but I choose to just hand wash them with warm water and a mild dish soap to keep the chalkboard in tact.

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So cute, right?! Enjoy! 🙂

DIY Painted Wine Glasses

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I was looking around Pinterest to find a new craft project that was fairly easy.  I came across the following pin.

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I decided to give painting wine glasses a try, and I’m so glad I did, because they turn out super cute.

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I made quite a few different designs, and I love them all!

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The actual painting of the wine glasses is really quite easy, and doesn’t take a ton of time.  However, making these glasses dishwasher safe takes a bit of time…4-5 days to be exact! At any rate, it’s totally worth it, because these turn out SO darn cute.

Without further ado, let’s get to the wine glasses!  Oh, one more quick note!  You can use this process to paint any glass, so you can decorate candle holders, dishes, etc.  I just decided on wine glasses, because that is what was on the pin I saw.  However, I can assure you, anything that is glass in our house is now fair game as far as I’m concerned! 🙂

DIY PAINTED WINE GLASSES

Materials Needed:

  • Wine glass
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Enamel Paint – I use Folk Art Enamels
  • Stencil (optional)
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Paint Brush
  • Q-Tips
  • toothpicks

Instructions:

1.) First, you want to wash your wine glass with soap and water and rinse well.  After this, you want to rub the wine glass down with rubbing alcohol.  Just wet a dishrag with rubbing alcohol and rub it over the glass.  Let dry for 15 minutes.

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2.) As your glass is drying, gather all your materials together.

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I had a helper decide to hang out and supervise…this is optional. 😉

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3.) When the glass has dried, you want to draw your design on the glass with a sharpie marker.  You can do this with a stencil, by tracing a design from a piece of paper placed in the glass, or freehand.

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4.) You are now ready to start painting your design.  Using any of your tools, paint the design onto the glass. For large areas, a brush works best.  I actually used an old eyeliner brush for cleaner lines.  For large dots, you can use a q-tip, and for smaller dots, you can use a toothpick or the end of your paintbrush.

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In this particular design, I did the stem and base freehand.  I painted the stem one color and the base another.  I let that paint dry completely (about 15-25 minutes)

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Then I used a q-tip to create large dots.  After letting those dry, I filled them in with smaller dots using a toothpick.

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5.) All done painting – it’s beautiful!!! 🙂

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6.) Now comes the part that takes a while.  You need to let your glass dry for a full four days.  No, I’m not exaggerating – it’s gotta be a full four days.

7.) After those four days, place your glass in an unheated oven, and turn the heat to 350 degrees.  Set a timer for 30 minutes.  When the timer goes off, turn the heat off, but don’t open the oven.  Allow the glasses to completely cool in the oven.  By letting the glass warm up and cool down in the oven, you prevent it from breaking.

Your glass is now completed.  It is dishwasher safe, so feel free to give it a go in the dishwasher, and then drink away! 🙂 Cheers!