As every college girls knows, nothing hits the spot after a difficult week of studying and ridiculously hard examinations then a wine night with the girls. Wine nights provide the perfect balance of relaxation, gossip and yes, alcohol. As every college girls also knows, what glass you decide to drink that wine out of says a lot about you. So, why go to this sacred gathering with a boring and plain wine glass? Instead, spice it up and customize your drinking glass to express your personal style. Below is a great step-by-step instruction guide to decorate your wine glass (or champagne or shot or any glass really) with some shiny glitter. Not only can these babies work for a wine night, but you can personalize them as gifts for a friend’s birthday, a wedding gift or anything you can imagine! All you sorority sisters crafting for your future littles and grand-littles can make these glasses with the sorority’s letters on the glass!
Kaitlyn Carl, a junior in the Delta Zeta sorority at ASU, is very excited about getting a little sister this semester. “I’m always looking for cute ideas to put in my little’s basket,” she said. “I want to give her practical and custom gifts that aren’t too expensive!”
For this week’s project, the supplies used are a wine glass and champagne glass, Martha Stewart Muti-Surface Glitter Acrylic Paint (in Florentine Gold and Rubellite), Martha Stewart glass painting tool set and sticker letters all from Michaels. While these supplies can be a bit pricey, modge podge and regular glitter can be used as well with the same outcome.
Isn’t the champagne glass gorgeous? Check out another design below that features sticker letters to a wine glass.
After you’ve let them dry for 24 hours, make sure you cure them in the oven in order for them to be 100 percent dishwasher safe! This is simply achieved by placing the glass on a baking sheet into a cool oven (make sure no part of project that is painted is touching anything). Then turn your oven to 350 degrees and set an alarm for 30 minutes later. Once the timer goes off, turn off the oven and let the glass cool inside the oven. Take out the glass and let it sit for 72 hours. After that you are free to wash and use it as many times as you want!
Get creative and have fun!
Don’t feel tied down to this style if glitter isn’t your thing. You can paint glasses to be anything you want. Visit the pages below for some more glass decorating ideas!
Happy crafting! ❤