Christmas Craft – Painted Glasses


Have you ever thought about creating your own painted glasses? Today, I will show you step-by-step how to make your own.

They are easy to make, and the only restriction is your own imagination. Get those creative juices flowing and let’s make some painted glasses!

How to Paint Glasses with Polkadots

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Painted Polka Dot glasses

I have contemplated making my own painted glasses for a really long time. I gave it a try and am thrilled with the result. It was much easier than I had anticipated and today, I am sharing the step-by-step so that you can make your own too!

I know these glasses aren’t perfect but I love them. I wanted them to look handmade and not something that would come from a big factory or machine.

Originally I was going to paint glasses with stripes. But I am obsessed with polka dots and I knew polka dots would be much easier to paint than stripes. Right?

Polka Dot Glasses

I had another reason why I wanted to paint polka dots on these glasses. Twenty-two years ago I bought 16 of these clear white polka dot glasses. They were part of the Martha Stewart line at KMart.

Every time I set a table with my Martha Stewart glasses I get tons of questions about where I bought them. And I always feel terrible when I have to tell everyone that an item is no longer available. 

And hasn’t been for twenty years!

I did find similar polka-dot glasses on Amazon, but they are sold out right now. Aargh!

How to Paint Glasses

Without a source for these adorable painted glasses, I decided to make my own.

And, can I just say that I think these would make a great holiday gift!

Watch My Video to Learn How to Make Painted Glasses

I am sure you are wondering how these are made. 

I hosted a live demo on my Facebook account.

You can watch the video here!

You can also watch it on my Facebook here

What You Need to Make Painted Glasses

Pebeo Vitrail, Stained Glass Effect Paint, 45 ml Bottle – Apple Green

Round Sponge Paint Brush

Set of cocktail glasses. You can use any shape you like, wine glasses, martini glasses, margarita glasses, and tall highball glasses. Today, I am making cocktail glasses.

And that’s all you need, except for an oven.

How to Paint Glasses

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The glass paint comes in so many fun colors. Here are a few that I plan to try.

Don’t you think these glasses are wonderful to use over the holidays?

Set of Hand Painted Glasses

I cannot wait to set a table with them.

I have a set of the same glasses that are taller. How should I paint them? Same color? Stripes? More polka dots?

Handpainted Polka Dot Glasses

Are you wondering if these glasses are washable?

The secret is that you have to “cook” the glasses after they are painted. Once that is done they will be microwave and dishwasher-safe.

Be sure to watch my video above to see how to make these.

How to Paint Polka Dot Glasses

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Handpainted painted glasses

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  1. Thank you for posting this! Ive always wanted to make “Murano” glasses….Just one question…… Have you ever changed the color of the paints? I don’t see a lavender color and I only see darker purple. can they be lightened by painting thinly or mixing w a lighter color? thanks.

  2. I have visited tons of little shops throughout the years and these are by far my favorite glasses I have seen. I love them for their honest simplicity and whimsical look, well done Leslie.

  3. Glad you posted this here since I don’t use Facebook. What a great idea … thank you … on my list for 2021 projects

  4. I love watching you on the videos because you seem to be having such a great time!
    I am watching on your blog. I assume it may be different on Facebook but we can’t see your face ever, nor can we see anything when you hold it up high. The edge of the screen cuts it off.
    In spite of that, these are amazing crafts you are sharing and things we can all do!
    Thank you for sharing with all of us!

  5. I tried these yesterday with a pink colour and it didn’t turn out great.. did you let the paint dry completely before baking? I found mine faded a bit when “cooked”

  6. I just watched the video on Facebook on painting polka dot glasses. I didn’t get the oven temperature and how long to bake the glasses.

  7. You can recreate the Martha Stewart look with etching cream for glass (Karianne had a monogram glass tutorial for one circle with a letter).

  8. Leslie

    I was visiting a friend and accidentally broke one of her blue Pier One wine glasses. I’m thinking I might try making some wine glasses with your technique.
    Do you happen to know of a source for blue glassware?

  9. Just lovely, Leslie. I used to make painted glasses to match my different sets of dinnerware. Love the look. I also like the simplicity of the polka dots! Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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