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October 21, 2011

Looking for a fun way to personalize champagne glasses for your wedding? This easy project will make terrific bridesmaid gifts, or wonderful toasting glasses… but even if you aren’t planning a wedding these glam glasses make drinking champagne even more fabulous!

glam glitter DIY champagne glasses from SomethingTurquoise.com

SUPPLIES :

  • Martha Stewart Crafts paint in your choice of glitter color
  • Martha Stewart Crafts foam paint pouncer
  • Champagne glasses
  • stenciling tape
  • alphabet stickers
  • little dish for your paint Start by cleaning your glasses with alcohol and making sure they are completely dry before you start painting. Since we are using the Martha Stewart Craft Paint, after these glasses cure… they are dishwasher safe!

glam glitter DIY champagne glasses from SomethingTurquoise.com

/////   STYLE ONE   /////

Gold Glitter. For the first design, I wanted to make the glitter look like it was sneaking up the glass from the base. So that is where we will start ‘pouncing’ the paint onto the glass. Using the foam pouncer ensures an even coverage of glitter paint.

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquosie.com

Just keep dabbing and dabbing until a good coverage of glitter starts to develop. All three styles will need at least two coats of paint and at least one hour of drying time in between each coat.

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquosie.com

Carefully twist and paint your glass. To get the look of the glitter fading up the glass, paint less towards the rim…

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

…and paint it more towards the base. I turned my glass upside down to make it easier to paint the base.

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

Add the bubbly and you are done! Remember, paint should not be near where your lips will touch the glass, so try to keep the paint at least 3/4″ away from the rim of the glass. AIR CURE: after painted, let your project air dry for at least 21 days – no using or washing. After the 21 days is up, the paint will be completely cured and will be ready to use and wash – even on the top shelf of the dishwasher. UPDATE 12/1/12: it is now stated on the MS Craft Glitter Paint bottle that their ‘glitter paint’ specifically should not be oven-cured. Sorry, if you want these to pretty glasses to last you must wait 21 days! I don’t know of any problems that oven curing causes, but the bottle says air cure only!

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

/////   STYLE 2   /////

Personalized Monogram Glass. If you read my DIY from last week I included a personalized champagne glass in the ‘will you be my bridesmaid?” box that I created… this is the glass from that box. In this example you will need letter stickers for your monogram. Start by choosing your letter of the alphabet and placing it on your glass, nice and firm.

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

I wanted to create a box around my monogram so I taped it off using Martha Stewart Craft Paint Stencil Tape. Be careful with the curve of the glass, measure it out if you need to and don’t get discouraged if it takes you a few times to tape it off evenly. It is worth the struggle.

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

Since of course I wanted a more dimensional turquoise glitter paint, I mixed both blue and green together.

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

Then using my smaller size pouncer I started pouncing with my mixed paint. Since I wanted a really bold monogram square, I used three coats of paint, with an hour of drying time in between each coat. A good way to check the glitter coverage in this design is by taking a peak from behind.

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

Once the paint is partially dry, carefully pull the tape and the sticker monogram off. You might even want to softly slide an Exacto knife along the edge of your design and the tape to make a clean brake. If any edges pull up – push them right back down. If any paint bled under your monogram sticker, using your nail gently scratch it away. The paint will be permanent once cured. Note: if you are using a swirly, thin edged type sticker – you might need to very carefully pull the sticker off before the paint dries, to ensure that the design shows completely and doesn’t peel the rest of the paint with it.

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

Cure your glasses and you are good to go! Isn’t is SO cute!!??

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

/////   STYLE 3   /////

Pink Glitter. For this design I wanted to create the opposite look of the gold glass… hot pink glitter sneaking down the glass away from the rim. Since the paint should be kept away from where you will sip your drink, I chose to start this design about 3/4″ below the rim. I taped my line using Martha Stewart Craft Paint patterning tape… be careful with the curve of the glass, it might take you a few times to get the tape line straight.

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

Again, using a pouncer start dabbing the glitter onto the champagne glass. I did two coats of paint, with an hour of drying time in between each coat.

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

Just like the gold glass, dab much more glitter paint onto the top of the glass and much much less towards the bottom of the glass. So that it looks as if the glitter is falling down the sides of the glass. When the paint is partially dry, remove the tape – you can even softly run an Exacto knife along your design and the tape for perfect tape removal.

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

The gold one is probably my favorite… but they are all SO cute and easy!

glam glitter champagne glass DIY by SomethingTurquoise.com

//////    PROJECT UPDATE  08.27.13    //////

I’ve been waiting a very long time to bring you this wonderful news!!! Ever since we featured this tutorial, internet crafters have been wanting to use ‘loose glitter’ and decoupage glue to make this project. Guess what!?! Now you can!!! Martha Stewart Crafts just came out with a brand new line of decoupage glue that is dishwasher safe… that’s right you won’t loose a sparkle! Here is our updated tutorial: Loose Glitter Glassware

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//////    PAINT UPDATE   12/15/12   //////

Martha Stewart Crafts has a brand new line of craft paint specifically for glass! The line has a new ‘fine glitter’ paint and if you’d like a softer glitter look for this project, give it a try!

glitter champagne glasses

//////    LOVE THIS PROJECT?   //////

Then you’ll love this tutorial as well: Painted Stemless Wine Glasses

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter, please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

photography: Studio 11 // DIY: Jen | Something Turquoise // champagne glasses: Cost Plus // Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Paint in; Florentine Gold, Peridot + Turquoise, and Tourmaline, Martha Stewart Crafts foam pouncers and stencil tape, and Marcella K letter stickers: Michaels // nail polish: Fly by OPI


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Nikitaland
October 21, 2011

ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS IDEA! YOUR STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS WERE VERY HELPFUL. KEEP THE IDEAS COMING!

John | Shutter Nonsense
October 21, 2011

Very cool, I like it.

jen evano
October 21, 2011

what a great idea.... I love the gold one the best. Kind of holiday-ish as well.

Joan@chocolateandmore
October 21, 2011

Just found you and love this!!!!! I'll let my girls (12 and 9) do this on some regular drinking glasses, they will love it!

Megan
October 31, 2011

These are so cute. I am making a modified version of your "will you be my bridesmaid" box and made these to put in! your website is wonderful, thank you for the cute ideas!

Chelsea McDonald
November 9, 2011

The best part about this tutorial is all the pictures, really! Sometimes in tutorials it seems like you go from photo to photo and wonder "wait, what happened in between those two!?" but this is just perfect and suuuuch a cute idea! Thanks!!!

Rachel
November 9, 2011

I wanted to try and replicate what you did but it is not working too well. The extra glitter and excess white stuff is coming up on the glass. How do I prevent that? I am dabbing like you say but should I be rubbing it so the excess doesn't show? Or should I just let it dry? I am so lost! Help! LOL

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    November 9, 2011

    Hi Rachel. Try to dab your glasses as evenly as possible. You cannot use big lumps of paint - evenly coat the pouncer as well as the glass - it might be difficult if you are using a paint brush or a different type of tool. If you feel you are getting a large lump of glitter you can dab it towards the area that needs to be filled in. The 'white' is actually like a clear paint that the glitter is in. If you must see it dry - right away - try hitting it with your blow dryer for a few seconds. As soon as the paint is dry the white will go away completely. In one of my pictures with the pink glass, you can see the white before it is dry. If you are getting lots of white bubbles, that means your pouncer was wet when you combined it with the paint. Also, make sure you are using Martha Stewarts Glitter Craft Paint... no other paint will do! Hope this helps.

      Rachel
      November 10, 2011

      I have the pouncer and the martha stewart craft paint. I will try again tonight. Thank you! I will make sure to take pictures and let you know how it goes.

Diana
November 16, 2011

What nail polish is this??? it is gorgeous!!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    November 16, 2011

    Thanks! It is 'Catch me in your net' by OPI :)

Melissa
November 18, 2011

Beautiful glasses! What stickers did you use for the monogram style? I can't wait to make my own, but I can't seem to find good stickers.. thanks!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    November 18, 2011

    Hi Melissa! You might want to look for stickers at a scrapbooking store, or in the scrapbooking section at Michaels. My stickers in the example are from a large scrapbooking company called Basic Grey. Good luck!

      Melissa
      November 26, 2011

      Thank you! :)

tai
November 21, 2011

can you do this on plastic champagne flutes? or do they have to be glass ones? i wanted to do this for my nye party that i am hosting but do not have the $ to buy so many glass flutes.. thanks!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    November 22, 2011

    Hi Tai! Of course you can do it on plastic! ...just let them dry for a few days and DO NOT put them in the dishwasher! haha! as I am sure you wont :) Send me pictures if you make them!

Katrina
November 29, 2011

I Tried the gold design and the monogram on wine glasses I got at Dollar Tree. The monogram came out very nicely. The gold however, I think is best for a champagne glass. When the wine glass is hanging upside down, it looks really great. But when held upright, the paint looks spotty. I think it's that the wine glass curves differently than a champagne glass, which is more straight up and down, so the light hits it differently. I'm going to try the pink idea, since I think it may work better with the roundness of a wine glass. I'm going to keep the gold glass, since it looks great hanging upside down on the wine glass rack :) Thanks for the great idea! I will definitely be making some champagne glasses for my bridal party next year.

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    November 29, 2011

    Hi Katrina! I'm sorry you had trouble with the paint on your wine glass. Try it again... making sure that you add thin layers of paint - all drying at least an hour before the next coat, and if glitter clumps in one area - do your best to push in around evenly with your pouncer. I did this project on wine glasses as well and had no issues. Also while painting, look through the inside of your glass to see where you need more glitter... it is easier to see that way while the paint is still wet. Good luck!

      Katrina
      November 29, 2011

      Ok, thanks! I'll try it again.thanks for the tips!

Swankmommy.
December 6, 2011

Hello. Love this project. Thank you for sharing. Can you do the oven cure method on mugs? I bought some mugs to do this with my daughter as holiday gifts. We also bought glass ornaments to try on as well. Those won't need to be cured though, right? Thanks :)

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    December 6, 2011

    Hi Swankymommy! I'm not 100% sure about baking ceramic mugs. But, if you leave your comment on the post below, one of Martha Stewarts crafters will answer your question. http://thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com/2011/11/msc-paint.html

      Swankmommy.
      December 6, 2011

      I Googled it and from what I have read it can be done! Excited. Thanks for answering me :)

Jayme
December 13, 2011

Hi, do they still make this glitter paint? I can't find it on their website. Thanks for the instructions!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    December 14, 2011

    Hi Jayme! YES! Martha Stewart Craft Paint is brand new and available exclusively at Michaels. Here is a link: http://www.michaels.com/Glitter-Paint/cp0473,default,pd.html?start=5&cgid=products-craftpainting-paint-marthastewartcrafts

    Caitlin
    December 14, 2011

    I actually just bought 12 of them from HSN.com for $26, I got the "bright" collection and the colors are gorgeous! I might go back and get the "iridescent" paints too.

Chandra
December 28, 2011

Hi! I love this idea!!! I'm hosting a NYE party and the vendor that was going to professionally print my flutes flaked at the last minute. I googled and found this wonderful idea. I read it quickly and ran to Ikea to get the flutes and to MIcheal's to get the supplies. I finally sat down again to re-read the post to make sure I have all of the particulars and realized that I need to allow 72 hours after the curing before use... Is that a hard and fast rule? I plan to push to finish the painting today and hopefully cure them tonight (Wed) and need to use them Saturday evening. I plan to use window decals to personalize underneath the base and will need to handle them before Saturday to do that part. If it's more like 48 hours will that still work? Thanks in advance for your help with this and for the amazing idea!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    December 28, 2011

    If these are going to be favors that you would like your guests to be able to wash and use again and again... the more time the better. Oven curing really does the trick and Saturday night is almost 72 hours away right? I think you should be fine :)

Lena W
December 29, 2011

Is the curing only necessary if you want them dishwasher safe? If they aren't cured would they be able to be handwashed without damaging the paint? Thank you!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    December 29, 2011

    You need to cure your glasses one of the two ways listed. Otherwise when you wash them the paint could start to peel off, especially the glitter type. I recommend the oven-cure method for any glass project because glass is such a slick surface and normally paint has a hard time adhering. For a 'one use' glass, you don't need to cure it.

Gina Marie Barbieri
January 17, 2012

My friend and I followed your directions and used the same paints. We like the way they came out but I see what you mean about pouncing enough to move the paint around. The dark colors came out nice:

http://pinterest.com/pin/180707003767976234/

but the light frosted color was not very forgiving:

http://pinterest.com/pin/180707003767976243/

I hope the links work.

Also we put paint on the bottoms and we really like the way the glitter shows through. Thanks!

Nikki
January 18, 2012

So you can use cheap Ikea glasses for this? And they won't crack in the oven? Also, I'd love to write on the glasses...is there a craft paint pen or something I could use?

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    January 18, 2012

    Yes, cheap Ikea glasses work perfectly! I am sure there is a great paint pen that you can use - I just don't know of any that will hold up as well as the Martha Stewart Craft Paints. Good Luck!

Liz
January 25, 2012

Oh my gosh! I love these! Can't wait to make them for a gift for the girls in my bridal party! Do you think the curing method would be the same, for say, a glass beer mug? (Maybe as a groomsmen gift?)

Thanks for sharing! :)

Breana
February 7, 2012

I decided to try this for my Bridesmaids to use during my September wedding reception. The step by step instructions were perfect and the flutes turned out great! I incorporate the initial idea into the first one shown with the glitter fading up and they still came out looking very good.

I used the Martha Stewart paints from Michael's and downloaded the store's app to my phone and got a 40% off coupon for my purchases. Which was a GREAT BONUS! That with Libbey Champagne Flutes from Bed Bath and Beyond with another coupon the project cost me less than $20 for the four glasses I needed.

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    February 7, 2012

    That is fantastic Breana!

      alovesk
      February 24, 2012

      Which shade of gold paint did you use?

      Jen | SomethingTurquoise
      February 24, 2012

      Hi Kimberly! The gold paint I used is from Martha Stewarts line of multi-surface craft paint. It is called 'florentine gold'.

    jilonel
    February 25, 2012

    Hi! I'm thinking about incorporating the initial idea a glass with the glitter floating up too, can you post a photo? I would love to see how it turns out! Btw, this is a GREAT idea! Definitely going to try this out!

Seema
February 24, 2012

Love this! Thanks :)

Britney
February 28, 2012

How do you know if the glitter paint can be cured?

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    February 28, 2012

    Hi Britney! For this specific project I am ONLY recommending the Martha Stewarts Glitter Paint within her new line of craft paint - as pictured.

Amanda
February 29, 2012

Hi there! These are amazing!! Just curious... How does the paint hold up under hand washing?
Thanks again! Can't wait to try it!!! :) Amanda

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    February 29, 2012

    Hi Amanda! As long as you oven cure them as stated, they hold up great - I just don't scrub the glitter area too hard!

Paige
February 29, 2012

I did this with a domed cake stand for my kitchen! It added so much character and have had so many complements on something that took so little time or effort!!!

Cayla
March 3, 2012

I glittered 5 glasses last night and they turned out great until I went to pull the letters off. I put 3 coats of the Martha Stewart glitter paint on each glass and let then dry for 2 days. When I pulled the electrical tape and the letters off the paint would peel completely off. I tried going around the letters with a knife and even a needle but there was no saving it! I ended up peeling off every bit of paint and it looked like the glass had never been painted at all! I've seen another site that suggest using pva glue, regular glitter, and mod podge. I guess I will go peel all the paint off the glasses and start over! Hope this works out better for you guys than it did me!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    March 3, 2012

    Hi Cayla, sorry you had a rough time with your project. First, I don't recommend using electrical tape - blue painters tape would work much better or the stencil tape that I use in my tutorial. You can also try pulling the tape and stickers off when the paint has dried for like a half hour - that way it isn't completely hardened. It is also a must to clean and dry your glasses with alcohol before you paint. This is exactly what I did. I hope that this helps and that you try again :)

susan banks
March 4, 2012

can you use any kind of craft paint . I don't do martha stuart anything.

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    March 4, 2012

    Not for this exact tutorial - I'm a huge Martha fan :)

Kendall
March 5, 2012

I love this idea. I will be making these for my wedding.

Melissa Kirkham
March 6, 2012

I was wondering if anyone had tried mixing the gold design with the monogram design and if they had how it looked. I love these designs and I'd like to do something like the gold and monogram together for my wedding reception glasses.

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    March 6, 2012

    Hi Melissa! I actually made one for a friend with the 'fade up' glitter design plus a monogram... I did it on a wine glass and it looks super cool when there wine in the glass. It looks nice sitting there too, but the monogram doesn't stand out as much as it does in the original design because there is so much glitter all the way around the glass. Hope this helps!

      Melissa Kirkham
      March 8, 2012

      Thanks! This helps a ton! It sounds like it would come out exactly as I want it to since I didn't really want the monogram as dominating as the original design. Thank you so much for being experimental and doing this combo!

megan
March 6, 2012

i was wondering can you use any kind of glass like mb a glass mug? or does it have to be a wine glass?

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    March 6, 2012

    Hi Megan! It can be any type of glass! Candle holder, wine glass, coffee mug, vase... etc!

      megan
      March 7, 2012

      ok thank you!! i have 8 girls and i really like this idea!

Amy
March 7, 2012

I made mine last night. I will post pics after they are done in the oven. Few tips: I started my coats too thin so I had to do about 5 to get it as good as the above pics. You really must get the right tools. The pouncers are great. They are also at Michael's for about $4. I used Florentine Gold and it looks good. Lapis Lazuli (Blue) looks great. Limeade is a little to light in color. The darker colors look the best. I will do wine glasses next. This was a great project. Most important: use the paint liberally...it shouldn't have took me 5 coats :-) One more thing. I tried duct tape and that doesn't work. You must use painters tape. If you follow her instructions...everything will go well.

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    March 7, 2012

    Thank you so much for the feedback Amy, I appreciate it!

Christi
March 10, 2012

How well would this work on plastic champagne flutes? I thought this would be fun for a 60th birthday party but would need to do about 50 of them and cost wise plastic would be far better than glass.

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    March 11, 2012

    Hi Christi! It is super easy to do this on plastic, same steps as above - obviously without oven curing them! Plastic would be more of a one time use kind of thing. I would check the price of glass at Ikea and Cost Plus, it might not be that much more than plastic :)

Jessie
March 12, 2012

I couldn't find the martha stewart paint so i used glitter glue... it looks great but do you know if it will melt when i put it in the oven to cure them?

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    March 12, 2012

    Hi Jessie! The oven-cure method listed is ONLY for Martha Stewarts line of Craft Paint, sold at Michaels Craft Stores. I would definitely not oven-cure your glitter glue unless the directions approve using it on glass and oven-curing it. My favorite thing about Martha's new line of craft paints is that it's truly 'multi-surface', and can be oven-cured on glass to become dishwasher safe. For this exact project I DO NOT recommend any other paint. If you don't have a Michael's near you, they are also sold online here for $3.49 a bottle: http://www.plaidonline.com/martha-stewart-crafts-2oz-multi-surface-glitter-ac/146/32146/product.htm

jenna
March 19, 2012

How would you go about doing a monogram on these? Wouldn't you need a sticker?

Danielle Bee
March 21, 2012

I'm going to make these as favors for my small wedding next month. I was thinking of putting these down and every guest can have a personalized favor as well as use them for the champagne toast. Do you have any ideas for how I can make these more "manly" for the male guests? The glitter is great for the females and i know Martha makes craft paint that comes in pearl and metallic but I'm not sure if it will transfer with the same effect. Any ideas?

Thanks and awesome website!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    March 26, 2012

    Hi Danielle! That is a tough one! The metallic might be a cool thing for the guys - it would work perfectly if you are doing the monogram version. You might want to use a paint brush instead of pouncers though... good luck!

Brittany
March 26, 2012

These are beautiful!! I am thinking of doing the monogramed version on wine glasses for my best friend for her shower gift, for the wedding party to use at the reception. I don't think so, but i wanted someone else's opinion, but do you guys think that a green glitter on the glasses is too girly? I saw other paints on Michaels website but I'm worried the other paints won't look as beautiful as yours :-) Thanks for the help!!

    Brittany
    March 26, 2012

    Ooops! I didn't see Danielle's comment before mine lol!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    March 26, 2012

    Hi Brittany! I think it all depends on the wedding... most guys won't care what they are to drink out of - but I am sure that they won't be drinking out of the same 'favor' glasses at home after the wedding. If you want the look for the wedding it's one thing - making guys happy with glitter paint is another! haha!

Jess
March 26, 2012

I just loved this idea and tried it over the weekend. The letter ones turned out cute- but the gold climbing up the glass I have two questions about. The top of the glass that had less glitter- first I couldn't get the top border even and didn't like how visible the circles from the pounces were, and then the less glitter the more you can see the rest of the paint which seemed to dry funny and left the glass looking more dirty in that area. Do you have any suggestions? Or am I just being too critical (I tend to do that when it comes to things I've done.) Thanks!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    March 26, 2012

    Hi Jess! You might be a little critical of yourself! Can you email me a picture of your glasses so I can instruct you further??

Jesse
April 3, 2012

I did 3 coats of paint like you said and the blue painter tape and all of the letters peeled off, I used cursive letters do you think maybe they were too swirly and that is why? I tried using a razor blade along the letters also. Any suggestions?

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    April 4, 2012

    Hi Jesse! Yes, you are correct - your stickers might have been too thin and swirly. The other day I tried it with really thin stickers and I very gently pulled the stickers off before the paint dried completely and it was much better - you just have to be very careful when pulling the stickers off that you don't smudge your paint. Hope this helps!!!

Anonymous
April 4, 2012

Love these glasses, I actually got here from another blog that used modge podge and glitter. I was wondering of you think using modge podge and glitter but then using Martha stewarts craft paint to seal it and just hand washing them would work? The loose glitter is just so much more dazzling than the glitter craft paint...

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    April 4, 2012

    Hi La, I don't feel comfortable answering your question 100% because I haven't actually tried that combo. Hand washing gently might be totally fine with the glitter and modge podge alone, if the other tutorial says it works - then it might! I completely agree - the loose glitter is gorgeous!

Alleycat
April 10, 2012

Love it! I am doing this for my bridesmaids. I just did a test run on one of them and so far it's looking good! I'm wondering though--can I put five of these in the oven to cure at once? Would I still put them in and then turn it up to 350 degrees? Or should I only do them two at a time?

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    April 10, 2012

    Hi Aly! Yes! You can cure as many at a time as you can fit in your oven :) Send me a few pics when you are done!

Karen
April 11, 2012

what did you use to apply the paint? it looks like a sponge but i wanted to make sure. so excited to try this!! thanks!!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    April 11, 2012

    Hi Karen, Foam Pouncers from Martha Stewarts Craft Paint line... there is more info about them written in the tutorial :)

      Karen
      April 12, 2012

      thanks!! getting ready to cure my test project now!!

Cassie
April 11, 2012

I made some martini glasses for my bridesmaids using your technique and they turned out great! Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! Here is a link to an image of one of the glasses! Thanks again!

http://pinterest.com/pin/103019910196199759/

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    April 11, 2012

    Thank you Cassie! Send me a picture of your martini glasses - I'd love to see them!

      niki
      April 12, 2012

      I've purchased champagne glasses from dollar tree and had them etched with my bridesmaids name. Is it safe to use the glitter paint on the glass after it has been etched?

      Jen | SomethingTurquoise
      April 12, 2012

      Hi Niki, I am sure they will be fine... I don't see why not - but I'm not an expert on specialty etched glass! Maybe try to avoid the etched areas :)

nicole
April 13, 2012

In the process of waiting for the first coat to dry, and I'm wondering how you clean your foam pouncers? It's like to use them for other colors but can't seem to get all the glitter out. Thanks for this great tutorial!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    April 13, 2012

    Hi Nicole! All I did was run them under water, squeezing and squeezing the sponge out until the water ran clear. The sponge comes out of the white holder and it is best to clean them while the paint is still wet! Hope this helps :)

erica
April 15, 2012

Did you use a certain type of letter sticker? The ones ive been trying out don't stick once i put one coat of the glitter paint on. Any suggestions?

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    April 16, 2012

    Hi Erica! I'm sorry you seam to be having trouble. I didn't use any special type of sticker, if yours are slipping off after being painted they could either be: 1.old stickers, possibly with glue that isn't strong anymore, or 2.not adhered correctly. Make sure to clean your glass before you apply your sticker and paint. Hope this helps!

Jamie
April 17, 2012

Thanks for this great idea. I started a glass last night and thought I was doing it wrong because it wasn't as dark as your examples. Good thing I read on to see it says "at least two coats" LOL. Well anyway....Thanks again. I can't wait to see what my finished product looks like.

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    April 17, 2012

    Thanks Jamie! Send me a picture of your project when your finished :)

      Nayna
      May 16, 2012

      This is the coolest thing ever I found this yesterday and went to micheals and bought everything and just finished one glass but not sure if I did it right cause I couldn't find the same sponge u used

      Jen | SomethingTurquoise
      May 16, 2012

      Any foam type brush used in a 'pouncing' motion will work just fine. I don't recommend brushing it on with a regular paint brush. Because of the glitter in the paint you won't get even coverage and it's harder to fade the glitter up the glass using a regular paint brush. Hope this helps...

gloria
April 18, 2012

yes this project ws great..but i did mines last night so do i have to oven cure them right away or can i wait some time...

gloria
April 18, 2012

opps forgot one more i see that i can use on plastic champagne glasses too...

    tiffany stephenson
    April 20, 2012

    I just made a glass last night.....did the glitter on your glasses come out smooth or does it feel a little rough?

      Jen | SomethingTurquoise
      April 20, 2012

      Hi Tiffany! It's definitely not smooth like glass... yes, a little bumpy. :)

Joy Serio
April 24, 2012

I found this on Pinterest and can't wait to make them this weekend for a friend who is having me as a weekend guest in a few weeks! I want to also try the non-glitter Martha paints. Do you have any experience with them? Would they work/cure the same way?

Kayla M.
April 27, 2012

Okay, I have a silly question. Is it safe to cure these in a gas oven rather than an electric oven?

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    April 30, 2012

    Hi Kayla! Either type is fine!

Emily
May 7, 2012

I made my version!!! My finished pictures are on my blog, with a link back to you here for the instructions!! Thank you for this wonderful tutorial and the inspiration to make my own for my wedding this summer!! I had so much fun and it was really easy to do!

Lisa
May 8, 2012

Where did you buy the Martha Stewart glitter paint?

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    May 9, 2012

    Michaels!

      Lisa
      May 15, 2012

      Thanks!

gmgart
May 14, 2012

I used your techniques with the Frost Etching Effect tinted with pink and they turned out amazing! Thanks for the clear instructions. -S

Sheri Ann {Sprinkles and Style}
May 23, 2012

I love, love, love this DIY! I have plans to use it for various drinking glasses but used this tutorial to spruce up my make up brush holders (seen here: http://www.sprinklesandstyle.com/2012/05/diy-glitter-makeup-brush-holders.html). Thanks so much for sharing Jen!

Rachel Cook
May 30, 2012

Hi Jen, Just found you off of Pinterest!!! My best friend is getting married next year and there will be 6-7 Bridesmaids including myself. I was thinking about doing this as a gift to her and the other girls. I understand the Oven Curing method, but is it necessary to put a clear coat over it so the glitter does not come off on hands or chip off? Thank you for the Pictures and instructions, cannot wait to make these!!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    May 30, 2012

    Hi Rachel! No clear coat needed for this project :) The Martha Stewart Glitter Craft Paint actually holds the glitter in a clear-gloss type paint already! A couple coats and your good to go, good luck!

Kaarin
June 3, 2012

I am currently making some now!! They are in the oven curing as I type this :) I used green glitter paint to make some for my girlfriend who is getting married for her day-of mimosas ( her wedding colors are black, white and green). I'll be making some for my bridesmaids with purple and mine in silver. Can't wait to see how they all turn out!!

    Kaarin
    June 4, 2012

    And now also making turquoise ombré votives, so excited!

      Jen | Something Turquoise
      June 4, 2012

      Love it!! Send pics!

Julia
June 8, 2012

Hi! I just wanted to say thanks for all of the advice. I just finished four glitter champagne glasses. My best friend and I are throwing a Great Gatsby themed party in a few weeks, and each guest gets to take one home! We are also writing different quotes from F. Scott Fitzgerald on the bottoms so guests can tell them apart. I'm so excited! I think you'd appreciate one of my favorite quotes from "Gatsby"--In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whispering and the champagne and the stars.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    June 8, 2012

    Hi Julia! Thank you so much! I love that quote, thanks for sharing! Send me pictures of the party if you have a chance :)

sarah
June 14, 2012

I plan on using this idea for my wedding center pieces. I dont them all the same so some tables will have large round vases with flowers submerged in water and then I will take tall vases and do the glitter from the bottom up. I thought it would be a fun and interesting thing to do. I plan on getting the supplies in about 2 weeks and experiment with it.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    June 15, 2012

    Nice! Great idea... send us a picture of the outcome!!!

Elizabeth
June 16, 2012

OMG I am in love! Such a great idea and easy too. I am doing mine with wine glasses simply because I had some extra ones with I was buying glassware for the wedding. So excited to see my bridesmaids faces!

Cassie
June 20, 2012

DO you think this would work on a vase as well?

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    June 20, 2012

    Hi Cassie! Absolutely!!!! I've done it on a couple different vases!

Natalie
June 29, 2012

Thank you so much! Made these with the fading up technique with an intial on a shot glass that I bought at ikea and they turned out so good! I was nervous about putting them in the oven... I felt like they may break or blow up or something haha but it was fine! I dont know how to attach a photo because I dont see a upload button but they look so good! Thanks!

Kali
July 6, 2012

I love this! One problem though... I followed your tutorial exactly and used the exact same materials, but when I oven cure my glasses, the glitter discolors. I used a teal and blue glitter mixture like you did on the initial champagne flute, but my glasses came out an olive/gold green. Any suggestions about what to do?

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    July 7, 2012

    Hi Kali! I have no idea, these paints are completely meant for oven curing. It doesn't sound like you did anything wrong, possibly the paint was bad. Hope this helps!

Laura
July 7, 2012

I tried this on mason jars for my wedding party and followed your directions exactly. After coming out of the oven I could still peel the glitter off. Any ideas? They looked really cool and I'd hate to scratch the project. Thank you!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    July 7, 2012

    Hi Laura! Most of the time that means one of two things; either the surface of the glass wasn't clean enough or your paint was way to thick. I would try thoroughly cleaning the jars with rubbing alcohol before you paint and try not to leave a 'lip' or hard edge of paint that can easily snag. Hope this helps!

Jenna
July 10, 2012

Hi! THANK YOU FOR THIS! i am working on decorating mason jars for my brother's wedding favors :) and my sister in law to be want sparkles ! will this same method work with Martha's matalic paint too? i just don't have the glitter on hand and ordered some but i want to play with it & i have some matalic silver.

Heather
July 13, 2012

Where can I find information on the curing method? I LOVE these glasses, thank you for posting!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    July 13, 2012

    Hi Heather! It's in the tutorial description :)

Dana
July 17, 2012

Hi, I had to share my experience with using your tutorial. I was so excited to make the glasses and am even more excited with the outcome of the project!! I am now trying to figure out even more reasons to make more of these glasses, might just do some for each holiday! Thank you for sharing, I linked your tutorial on the picture I posted on pinterest, I hope this is ok :) http://pinterest.com/pin/11892386486745308/

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    July 17, 2012

    Yeah Dana! I am so glad that you enjoyed the tutorial!!! I too have glittered many a glass using this technique!

Ashley
July 19, 2012

Hi Jen,

Love this idea! I did the monogram option on glass champagne flutes. One question, not sure if you will be able to answer: Do you have to oven cure them right after the paint dries or is it alright to let them dry for 24 hours then oven cure them?

Thanks again!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    July 20, 2012

    Hi Ashley! You are actually supposed to let them dry for 24 hours before oven curing! Send me pics when your done :)

Kelly
July 24, 2012

I actually made these yesterday with purple glitter and they came out beautiful!! (I dk how to post a picture for you). But I just read that last comment and I cured them about an hour after I painted them. Do you think they are not washable? Should I re-bake them or will that just ruin it?

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    July 24, 2012

    Hi Kelly! I wouldn't know because I haven't actually baked any of mine that quickly. But, wash them and see what happens... I bet they will be just fine! If not you can always try to peel or pick the paint off and start over :) Also you can email your pictures to me or FB it!

Sandy
July 31, 2012

Quick question - when you put them in the oven for curing - I'm assuming you just put them on a cookie sheet? Anything else like foil? Also, does it matter how you put them on the cookie sheet (ie standing up normally on it's base, or upside down?)

Thanks!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    July 31, 2012

    Hi Sandy! Yes, you should put them on a cookie sheet. I would only put like 8-10 glasses per sheet because otherwise it might be difficult to take them in and out - we don't want them falling all over the oven. No foil necessary, the paint will not drip at all. I would just make sure that the paint area isn't touching any other glass, the cookie sheet or any part of the oven. I stood mine up regular on their base, but because of the height of the glass, I had to lower my oven rack. Hope this helps!

McKay
August 13, 2012

Love the glasses...tried to duplicate. Washed glasses, rubbed w/ rubbing alcohol, let dry. Used Martha Stewart glitter paint and a small 'standard' foam pouncer (no Martha ones were available at our Michael's). The paint itself seems quite 'watery', not how it looked in your photos.

I understand that the glitter is suspended in a transparent 'paint', so was surprised when the paint looked cloudy when I applied it. I told myself, not to worry, the drying period would take care of that. Sadly, that's not the case. My glass is completely cloudy.

Any idea what might have gone wrong? The pouncer seemed to get bubbly when I was applying paint to the glass, almost like it was soapy, despite that it was brand new out of the package.

Bound and determined...to get it right. Help appreciated!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    August 17, 2012

    Hi McKay. I'm sorry but I'm not really sure! Some foam pouncers (like sponges) have a type of preservative liquid in them at first, which could have clouded the paint. Or maybe the paint was old or had sat in the sun for a long time. Keep trying!

      McKay
      August 17, 2012

      Everything is brand new...will possibly try to find the actual Martha pouncers...but like I said, paint itself is not all that glittery, even when shaken, etc.

      Jen | Something Turquoise
      August 18, 2012

      The pouncers really shouldn't be the issue. As long as the paint you are using is the new Martha Stewart Glitter Craft Paint (you must use her brand - which is full of glitter) you shouldn't have an issue... :)

      McKay
      August 19, 2012

      Thanks...it is Martha Stewart. Maybe I just got a 'bad' bottle of paint; with not enough glitter. I chose Turquoise as the color. Maybe I'll try another bottle? Glad others are having good luck. Mine with many coats looks cloudy and not at all glittery. ;-(

Sasha
August 17, 2012

I made these champagne glasses, a couple wine glasses, and a beer mug over the past two days and they turned out AMAZING! I, however, did not allow the paint to dry 24 hours before I oven cured it-I tried reading everywhere for that instruction and was not able to find it until I read the comments on here. What will happen to them since I didn't let them dry all the way?

Also, I did them in 2-tones, brown and blue. They turned out beautiful and are in my colors! My wedding colors are chocolate, pool (I used turquoise) and ivory, but I used chocolate and turquoise for the glasses and I love them. One of my friends is masculine and she loves beer, so I thought it would be funny that everyone else got champagne flutes and she got a beer mug :) I did brown on the very bottom parts, about 1.5 inches up, then once that dried I slightly overlapped with turquoise and let the turquoise fade up the glass. I love them!!!!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    August 17, 2012

    Hi Sasha! So creative! As for the 24 hour drying time, I'm not sure what happens... as I've never tried it. You're glasses are probably just fine :)

Sandy
August 20, 2012

Have you ever tried (or heard anything about) spray paint that has glitter in it?

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    August 21, 2012

    Hi Sandy! Yes... but nothing that is dishwasher or food safe, yet...

Andie
August 20, 2012

What a lovely project! I am going to make these as birthday gifts for my friends. One question, though--how long do you recommend I let them sit before I cure them in the oven?

Lauren
August 21, 2012

I was wondering if you needed to oven cure the glasses in a certain amount of time? I know you have said to let them dry for at least 24 hours, but is there a time frame in which it's too late to oven cure? Could I put them in the oven about week after I painted them?

Sara
August 27, 2012

I was wondering if you can use Martha's non glitter paints, let them dry and then top them with the glitter paint for a more solid effect.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    August 27, 2012

    Hi Sara! You are right on! Yes they will work and I bet it could look amazing :) If you make some, send us pics!

Kimberly Cain
September 1, 2012

Would love to send you a picture of our glasses we made from your post!! We made 6 tall pillar glasses for a bridesmaid/ladies beach weekend! They look Great! Your tutorial was wonderful!!

jsneath
September 10, 2012

I just finished this project tonight, they turned out great! I was just wondering if there was anyway to give the flutes, or in my case, stemless wine glasses a smooth finish with all the glitter paint on it?

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    September 11, 2012

    Hi J! Unfortunately there isn't yet, probably because of the texture of the glitter... I'm going to be experimenting with a new paint soon and if I like it I'll share!

Sandy
September 15, 2012

It's so odd - but when I use the foam brush - the paint gets all foamy (I can even scrape off foam from my brush)- and then when it drys it looks like there are spots of "bubbles" and like it could just chip off. What could be the cause?

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    September 16, 2012

    Hi Sandy! I'm really not sure, I haven't had this problem. But! MS just came out with a brand new paint exclusively for glass which I will be trying out and posting about - maybe these issues will be solved with the new paint!

Sara
October 10, 2012

Hey Jen I was wondering if once the glassware is cured etc. do you know if its microwave safe?

I made some awesome coffee mugs. Trying to get pic to post.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    October 10, 2012

    Hi Sara! The microwave shouldn't effect the paint... we'd love to see your pics!

Maddie
October 27, 2012

Not sure if anyone else asked this but cold you give me an idea of how much paint I will need. How many can you get from a bottle? I'm thinking of using the same design as you did in purple? Thanks, just want to see if the idea is in budget for wedding favours :) love this tutorial!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    October 28, 2012

    Hi Maddie! This paint really goes a long way... you might be able to get 15-20 glasses out of one bottle. Make sure to find a coupon for the store you are buying the paint from - every little savings adds up!

Angel
October 30, 2012

Hi Jen, is it safe to use loose glitter with the glitter paint? I would like my glasses darker like another tutorial I seen. I like you instructions better because it's safer. If you don't recommend using the loose glitter, how do I get the glasses darker? Thanks for your time, you glasses looks great.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    October 30, 2012

    Hi Angel! The only reason I don't recommend loose glitter and glue is because it isn't food safe or dishwasher safe. I agree that the loose glitter looks gorgeous but it might be best for decoration and not glasses that you actually drink out of. Darker glitter means more coats of paint, the thinner the better... the darker color glitter helps too. Also don't use MS new glass paint, the glitter is SUPER fine - her glitter multi-surface craft paint that I use in this tutorial is best. Hope this helps!

Angel
October 31, 2012

thanks Jen. yes, this helps a lot. Have a blessed day:-)

Anne Laureano Broadfoot
December 3, 2012

These look great! Thanks for sharing! I have a question....now, I've read that the Marthat glitter paint is suppose to be air-dried only. I don't want to wait 21 days....has anyone had any issues oven-baking it and putting it through the dishwasher. Did the glitter paint stay intact? Thanks!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    December 3, 2012

    Hi Anne! You are completely right - that is a new addition to the bottle and I'm updating the post right now, thanks for the reminder! I don't know what the problem would be, I've baked a few batches and they are totally fine... and no one has mentioned any problems at all. It's best to follow the directions but... do what you must :)

Sara
December 3, 2012

@jen and Anne. I have used the glitter paint over the matte or metallic! Baked it etc. and have not had any problems, Also I have ran the glass through the dishwasher at least 10 times and the glitter is still intact. Hope this helps.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    December 3, 2012

    Hi Sara! Thanks so much for the feedback - that's great to hear!

Stephanie Kristen Burns
December 5, 2012

Same question here!

Deborah Cleary Woody
December 21, 2012

sorry for the late response, but I just found this site. The instructions that I came across was to use mod podge. I havent attempted it yet, but will be working on them today for Christmas presents!

Jenny Perello
December 21, 2012

I recently made 50 champagne glasses for our wedding in a couple of weeks...and I oven-cured them, not knowing that you shouldn't. So far I have used a few of them for a 30th birthday lunch. I planned on hand-washing them only (I don't trust our old dishwasher!) and they were just fine. None of the paint came off. I only hope they continue to hold up!

Cierra Wallis
January 5, 2013

Just finished making these for my bridesmaids! I did the frist style, the gold, however I also put the girl's initial at the top. So far looks good, needed to add more glitter than I thought, and didn't entirely come out as smooth and even as I thought, but with champagne in it, I think they will look nice. We will see in 21 days!

Apryl Evans
January 6, 2013

It worked out fine for me and everyone LOVED them!

Cristine
January 20, 2013

Love the tutorial. Was wondering if you could cure the glasses with a letter sticker on? Would love to do a glass like the gold glitter one with a black monogram on top.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    January 20, 2013

    Hi Christine, if you put a sticker on your glass it will not withstand the oven or dishwashing. You can definitely paint a monogram in black over the glitter layer of paint :)

Kittn
February 24, 2013

I can't wait to try these and hopefully use them in our September wedding.

I shared this tutorial on mu blog:

http://kittnspurrfections.blogspot.com/2013/02/diy-tips-tricks-from-around-web.html?m=1

Erica
March 29, 2013

I'm not seeing the oven cure directions? I would like to do the champagne flutes..

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    March 29, 2013

    Hi Erica, the oven-cure method is simple: place glasses in a cold oven, turn to 350 degrees, set a timmer for 30 minutes, once time is up turn the oven off and let the glasses cool down along with the oven. You can use/wash them 72 hours later. The oven-cure method is NOT recommended for the glitter style of paint :)

Paul
May 4, 2013

that's a really cool idea, I wondered how the hell these effects were made on such glasses. I might even have a go at this myself.

Thank you

Lynn McGrath
May 12, 2013

Hi I loved these glasses and made a set for my friends 21st birthday. I only used the Martha Stewart paints and I let them cure for 22 days. I then put them on the top rack of the dishwasher to clean them before she used them and all of the paint washed off. What did I do wrong?

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    May 13, 2013

    Hi Lynn, I'm sorry your having troubles with this project. I cannot say for sure, there are many things that could have gone wrong from not cleaning your glasses with alcohol, to the paint being too thick... to even your dishwasher being on 'heavy duty' instead of regular. I have been washing and using mine for over a year now and they are still fabulous. Give it another try and make sure to do thin layers of paint and let them dry for at least an hour in between each coat. Hope this helps!

Roanne Sofia Ting
June 20, 2013

I used craft glue that said it was okay on glass, too but it peeled off as well. Couldn't find the Martha Stewart version. );

Thiago daLuz
June 26, 2013

That's so cool! My mom semi-collects personalized wine glasses so this going to be a perfect gift for her! I bet I can think of a few more people who'd love them, as well. Thanks for putting this together!

Erin
August 13, 2013

Hi there, I'm a boudoir photographer and I'm thinking about creating some of these as gifts for my clients. My question is this- Instead of using the letter sticker for the monogram could you use the outline of the sticker and paint the actual letter onto the glass? Also, as long as it is Martha Stuart's multi surface paint (glitter or otherwise) will I be able to cure it?

Thanks!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    August 14, 2013

    Hi Erin!! Yes of course! You can paint anything you would like to :) Yes! Although the MSC glitter paint recommends the 'air cure' method.

Kelsey Marchesano
October 4, 2013

This was awesome. Very easy to follow along and I can't wait to do more!

Kelsey Marchesano
October 4, 2013

This was awesome. Very easy to follow along and I can't wait to do more!

Stacy
December 1, 2013

I may have missed it, but how do you cure these glasses?