Go Color Crazy With DIY Pop Art Wine Glasses

painted pop art wine glasses

Everything tastes better in a fancy glass. Do yourself a favor and whip up a batch of these painted stunners. They’re super simple to make, so you can even make a set for your holiday table, and give ’em as gifts to everyone you know!

Painted Pop Art Wine Glasses

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Wine glasses
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brush
  • Painter’s tape
  • Popsicle stick
  • Acrylic flow medium
  • X-ACTO knife
  • Instructions

    1. Tape the Rim

    tape wine glass rim

    First things first: you don’t want any paint on the inside of the glass, so wrap a strip of painter’s tape around the rim and fold it down. Taping around the rim also gives the finished glass a nice clean lip, which makes things look tidy and professional.

    2. Prep the Paints

    Choose a few different colors of acrylic paint and mix each with a 1:1 ratio of acrylic flow medium. This allows the paint to flow more smoothly and with greater consistency, so you’ll get really beautiful drip marks.

    3. Flick, Pour, Drip

    splatter painting wine glass

    Place your glass upside down, grab a painting tool (this could be a paint brush, or even a popsicle stick!) and start painting. Flick the paint across the glass, pour it over the base and let it drip down, or scoop globs onto the bowl — use whatever methods are speaking to you. There’s really no wrong way to do this.

    pouring paint on wine glass

    Play around with different application methods and colors until you have a glass you’re satisfied with. When you’re done, set it aside and let it dry.

    4. Remove the Tape

    Once your glass is dry to the touch, it’s time to remove the tape from its rim. But don’t just pull — the paint could very well come off with it! Use an X-ACTO knife to cut any paint that overlaps onto the masking tape, then carefully peel.

    5. Cure

    Place each glass in the oven at 350º F for 30 minutes to cure the paint. Why do we need this step? It will keep your paint bold, beautiful and dishwasher safe.

    Good to Know: Don’t preheat your oven during this step. Just place the glasses in, set your timer and turn the oven on. If you preheat, your glasses could shatter. No thank you!

    When the paint is bonded and the glass has cooled, open a bottle of your favorite wine. Cheers to your creativity!

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    4 Responses to “Go Color Crazy With DIY Pop Art Wine Glasses”

    1. Jeri McLellen

      Do you set your glasses on a baking sheet in the oven?

    2. Kasey S Boggs

      The stem and the base get painted when? At the same time or after the bowl has dried? Thank you, for the great idea!

    3. hislopglenda

      <strong>Oh wow, fun!

    4. Rolanda Davis

      This has given me ideas for Christmas gifts. I can't wait to try it.