Friday, July 22, 2011

DIY Wine Glasses!

The long awaited tutorial for the DIY wine glasses! Needs no introduction so here it is!

What you will need:
       * Clear wine glass
       * Print out of design to be added to glass
       * Sharpie PAINT marker or DecoArt glass paint marker {we used both          because the colors we wanted didn't come in both brands} 
       * Tape
 {This can be found at JoAnn's, I have used other markers that are only meant for glass and none of them compare to this one! The black ink comes out the brightest and thickest on the first stroke. Others I have had to go over AT LEAST two to three times!!}

Now take your print out and tape on the INSIDE of your wine glass . . . And then TRACE it!

Now if you use any different type of paint or paint marker be sure to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS on curing times for the paints! Every single one is different than the other! With the DecoArt marker you need to bake the glass for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, but some you must let dry for 24 hours first and some of them the temperature is not as high! So PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read them. Because this will determine if your glass will be dishwasher safe! 

{Sidenote: They all say that curing them will make them dishwasher safe but I am a giant skeptic and tell everyone I give a glass to that they should hand wash just to be safe!!}

Now some of you may remember the other wine glasses from the previous shower that had polka dots? Simple; at Michaels Arts and Crafts they have {by the stain glass paint} little jar of glass paint. Get a small {or whatever size you prefer} sponge brush and dab the paint on to the glass! AGAIN READ THE LABEL; because these do have a different curing time and temperature!!

There ya have it! I seriously did 35 of these within an hour! Once you get started you kind of get in a groove and start whipping them out!

Another tip which I might add later is that when you have the paint out for the polka dots dab it all over the bottom of the glass! It adds a nice little touch and a little more color!!

Well I hope this long awaited tutorial is everything you hoped for!! :)

Thanks for stopping by . . .

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