Learn how to paint wine glasses for the Fourth of July – it will being sophistication to your patriotic table spread. Whether you choose glass or plastic, Dollar Stores have many varieties of these glasses, and many times you can pick up glasses for less than a dollar each at thrift stores. Let’s all agree that they are inexpensive and can look pretty awesome!
The great thing about painting a wine glass is that it’s a suitable craft for any occasion. In this case, we’re celebrating America, so red, white and blue will do. You could paint wine glasses for a baby shower, birthday, wedding celebration or any holiday, too. It’s also a project that’s fun for any age – kids can do it with a little help from a guardian.
Check out this easy, budget-friendly way to personalize your party table by Roberta from DecorablesArt.
- Earth Safe Finishes Chalk-It-Up paints: Huckleberry Cobbler (blue) and Cherry Jubilee (red)
- Americana® Frost Glass Enamels® Frosted Glass Paint, white
- ETI Envirotex™ resin spray
- 4 plastic ‘crystal’ goblets
- foam brushes
- UsArtQuest Mica Flakes®: Cinnabar (red) and Lapis (blue)
- washi tape
- Make sure your glasses are dust free, clean, and dry.
- Paint one glass with Cherry Jubilee, one with Huckleberry Cobbler, and one with white. Let them dry, and then give them a second coat.
- Take the white frosted glass and paint the bottom of the glass with red and blue swirl, for added interest and a pop of color.
- Take the fourth glass and tape off a portion of the stem and around the rim of the glass. NOTE: if you don’t want to have to seal your glasses, you can leave a 2″ band of clear glass at the top of your goblet ( I left a 1″ band around this glass); this allows your guests to enjoy their drinks and not come in contact with any painted surface.
- Paint the base with a thick coat of white paint and drop red and blue mica flakes onto the wet surface using nylon tipped tweezers. It is so much easier to handle and manipulate mica flakes with tweezers.
- Paint the rest of the glass with blue.
- After 10 minutes remove the tape, and then let the glasses dry.
- Seal your glasses with resin spray ( optional)
- Cut and tie the raffia around the stems.