Whose glass is this? How many times have you heard that a party… or said it yourself at your own home? Maybe this isn’t a problem for everyone, but for me, every get together is marked by a slew of abandoned glasses. The thought of all those drinks wasted and dishes dirtied, needlessly so, makes me cringe. So I decided to do something about it… I decided to learn how to paint wine glasses with chalkboard paint.
The great thing about learning how to paint wine glasses with chalkboard paint is you could quite easily apply the technique to any glass.
Ha! Soon I’ll have my family labeling their glasses on a daily basis… never again will someone be able to deny they left their glass sitting on the coffee table without a coaster. Okay, sorry, got off on a tangent there…. 🙂
Anyway, learning how to paint wine glasses is easy, fun, and a great way to dress up dishware for your next party without breaking the bank. It’ll definitely set your party apart, and I guarantee at least one person will ask you where you got your glasses!
I also think you could use this “how to paint wine glasses with chalkboard paint” craft as a way to get rid of place cards/name cards at your next formal get together. Instead of spending time and/or money on the little pieces of paper (that’ll just get thrown out), simply label each wine glass.
Once you learn how to paint wine glasses with chalkboard paint you can also use the technique for at home wine flight tastings. Basically, wine flights are where you go to a restaurant and they bring you (typically) 5 different samples of wine to try. Often, you make tasting notes on each. You could bring this idea to your home and host your own happy hour with the girls. Simply label your new chalkboard wine glasses with the wine you’re trying.
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1. Clean your painting area with rubbing alcohol and wipe dry.
2. From the rim of the wine glass bowl, start taping off a rectangle.
TIP: Tape the top, then the bottom, and finish with the sides to ensure your rectangle is even.
3. Press gently on the inside tape edges so your paint will not seep through.
4. Paint your rectangle with black paint (allow an hour to dry).
NOTE: Do not paint the inside of your glass as the paint is not intended for direct contact with food
5. Add a second coat (allow an hour to dry).
6. Paint over the black rectangle with the “chalk anything” clear paint (allow an hour to dry).
7. Remove the painters tape.
8. Follow the Folk Art paint’s directions to cure your paint:
1. Place project in a cool oven.
2. Set oven temperature to 350ºF.
3. Once temperature has reached 350ºF, start timing for 30 minutes.
4. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off.
Glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Do not place glass in a hot oven. Let glass cool completely in oven. Do not use for 72 hours.
Air Dry Method: Air dry project for 21 days before use.
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If you had so much fun learning how to paint wine glasses with chalkboard paint that you now want to try other wine glass crafts, be sure to check out this other wine glass painting idea and how to make DIY pumpkin wine glass centerpieces!