Hand-Painted Wine Glasses – A Simple How-To

Hand Painted Wine Glass How ToI love to give gifts, but sometimes I really struggle with choosing what to give the person who has everything.  Most of my girlfriends are huge fans of wine, so we often gift each other with wine or new wine glasses for special occasions.  I decided to try my hand at something new… hand-painted wine glasses.

Hand Painted Wine Glass Supplies

I try to make my gifts personal, something with meaning for the recipient.  Hand-painting your own wine glasses will let you make something as personal as you want it for your recipient.  Maybe you paint a phrase that has a meaning for you, or maybe a funny saying.  Maybe they love roses, or sunflowers or bunnies?  The possibilities are endless, and it’s so much easier than you think!

Swirly Wine Glasses

First things first, you need your supplies:

wine glasses

acrylic paint

paint brushes

Step 1 – It’s super important to start with exceptionally clean glasses, so I run my glasses through a dishwasher cycle.  Let your glasses dry thoroughly before you begin the painting process.

Step 2 – Layout your design, or decide to go at it free-handed.  You don’t necessarily have to put your design on paper, but having a good clear idea of where you’re headed will make the process a whole lot easier.

Hand Painted Wine Glass SunflowerStep 3 – Paint!  Start slow and don’t be in a rush.  The best thing to do is find a place where you can leave your supplies set out for a few days and do this a little at a time.  It gives your paint a chance to dry between payers/coats and allows you to add depth to your painting by layering lighter colors on top of darker colors.  See how I used lighter colors to highlight the sunflower petals?

Step 4 – Once completely dry – at least 24 hours after your last painting – you want to use the oven to set the paint.  Place your glass(es) on a foil lined baking sheet and put them in a cold oven.  Turn the oven on at 350° and let it heat for 20 minutes.  Turn the oven off and leave the glass inside for another 10 minutes to cool before removing it from the oven.

Hand Painted Wine Glasses with SwirlsViola!  Your hand-painted wine glasses are done and ready to gift!

Hand Painted Wine Glasses - All About the DetailDo you love giving and receiving handmade gifts?  What’s your favorite?  Has trying hand-painted wine glasses been on your crafting to-do list?

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20 Responses to Hand-Painted Wine Glasses – A Simple How-To

  1. Amber.m says:

    Oh my goodness!! These are adorable! What a fun idea!

  2. Those are some gorgeous wine glasses. I’d love to have some of those.

  3. Ooooh – I LOVE those glasses. You did a great job painting them!

  4. Kendra says:

    Those turned out adorable! They would be great personalized gifts.

  5. Morgan says:

    Um I would use Finish on ALL of my dishes! The dishwasher in our rental doesn’t do a great job so I bet Finish would help out a lot!

  6. Emmy says:

    That is such a fun gift idea! I had no idea how to set the paint, so thank you for the information! And yes, that is the dishwashing aid we use and love love it!

  7. When I was much younger I used to hand paint wine glasses and sell them in a boutique 😀

  8. What a fun idea! My wife and I went to one of those places where you can paint wine glasses or beer mugs with friends. We had a blast…but now I want to do it again at home! Thanks for the idea. #client

  9. Tammy Houk says:

    I have always wanted to try painting on glass. Very cool!

  10. Sara Dover says:

    I’ve been painting glasses for years and I seal mine with clear fingernail Polish. I’ve put tea light candles in mine especially ones I’ve painted for Christmas. Happy painting!

  11. Leslie says:

    I love that you added the bee! What a cute little glass. You did a great job. I like the circles too. Creativity is endless.

  12. Rhonda Gales says:

    These are adorable. I love filling wine glasses with candy during the holidays. A Christmas or winter scene would be adorable on these. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best. Hope you will linkup again.

  13. Rachel says:

    I painted a wine glass with some friends for a girls night out. It was so much fun; I think I’m going to plan another one. Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Link up.

  14. Cute idea! Looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7, we can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

  15. What a wonderful idea and the results are awesome!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  16. Cathy says:

    I love painting on glassware and yours is so pretty. Thank you for the great tips and for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  17. Love it. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party! Hope to see you again this week!

  18. Mila says:

    I love the idea! You can really go creative with it 🙂

    I hope you’ll find the time to link up with us this week:


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