August 26, 2011

Being that I am obsessed with Martha Stewart… as soon as her new line of craft paints came out – I had to play with them!!! Today I have two versions of this DIY, hand painted glass jars and hand painted wine glasses! I would LOVE to start posting pictures of actual Something Turquoise readers DIY projects that they have created off my posts. So crafters! If you create one of my projects… please send me a few pictures – I would love to post them!!!

Something Turquoise DIY: hand painted glass jars

Start with your favorite color of Martha Stewarts new yummy craft paint by Plaid {sold exclusively at Michaels Craft Stores}. Mine is ‘Beach Glass’. In this DIY any glass jar will do… as long as it is clean.

Something Turquoise DIY: hand painted glass jars

So I am bending the rules a little with my choice of paint in this first example. The big draw with Martha’s new paint is that it is truly multi-purpose – it works on any surface. For glass, you start by cleaning it with alcohol, then once painted and cured (either air cured or oven cured) it is permanent and can even be put on the top shelf of the dishwasher. In this example, because I am mixing Martha’s paint with non-Martha paint – it will not be permanent and not dishwasher safe. But, I will not be dishwashing these or keeping them long term… they are just for decorating short term – so that’s why I can get away with it. I chose to mix ‘beach glass’ with white paint because I wanted a lighter color. In the two jars below I used only white and ‘beach glass’. The third jar in the picture above was mixed with white and ‘surf’. I wanted the look of milk glass and I felt the full strength of the paint was too vibrant.

Something Turquoise DIY hand painted glass jars

Using a regular old paint brush I mixed my paint inside the jar and stroke by stroke covered the inside. Some colors may require a second coat of paint. Make sure to wipe the edges of your glass clean. Be aware if there are imperfections or seams in your glass you will see it in the paint.

Something Turquoise DIY hand painted glass jars

Working on the second jar using the same steps. This jar had a much smaller mouth so it was a little messy and it took more time to paint. Again, the third jar below was painted using white and ‘surf’.

Something Turquoise DIY hand painted glass jars

Because this paint was mixed, like I said, with non-Martha paint – it dried in like an hour. If this was strictly Martha’s new craft paint, these glass jars would need to cure for 21 days.

Something Turquoise DIY hand painted glass jars

DIY: painted wine glasses

Something Turquoise DIY hand painted wine glasses

Have any wine glasses in your cupboard that aren’t exactly your style? I did. Re-purpose them with Martha’s new line of multi-surface craft paint. Using the beautiful color ‘beach glass’ – I am now in love with these wine glasses!

Something Turquoise DIY hand painted wine glasses

Starting off by cleaning my Lenox wine glasses with alcohol, I prepared them for painting. Using a large dollop of full strength high gloss paint and a regular old paint brush, I transformed these semi-borring glasses.

Something Turquoise DIY hand painted wine glasses

These definitely required two coats of paint – which must be applied at least an hour apart. Make sure to quickly clean all your edges. *Although these wine glasses are now gorgeous – they are not for drinking out of! Your food and drink shouldn’t touch any area that you have painted. These wine glasses are purely decor. Good luck with your glass painting and remember to send me pictures of your versions of this project!

Something Turquoise DIY hand painted wine glasses

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Photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial by: Jen | Something Turquoise // new Martha Stewart Craft Paints are available at: Michaels // nail polish: Sally Hansen Salon Effects gold stickers


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August 26, 2011

Hey, nice job on the glass painting!

August 26, 2011

SUPER cute. My house themes are white and robin egg blue so this is perfect!

Angela - PoodlePoddles
October 8, 2011

Those are so pretty! :)


Leslie Wilkins
October 30, 2011

Now my question is.... Is this paint candle safe? I'm getting married at the beach next year and mason jars painted in the beach glass color would be perfect for my reception centerpieces!!!!!!!

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    October 31, 2011

    Hi Leslie! This is going to be a long answer :) 1. If the paint is cured (let to dry) for 21 days it is the same as glass, and I am guessing it wouldn't be bothered by a candle flame. 2. Jars with a tighter lip than the girth of the glass will always turn black from soot - from the flame. If the glass is straight up and down, there will be less soot. 3. This paint is very thick. I would paint one old olive jar or whatever jar you have laying around the house and put a candle in it to see how much light is given off. Light doesn't go through the paint well - so it only comes from the opening of the jar. 4. You can always use battery operated tea lights - for weddings (when you can't see them) I actually prefer them. You know they will stay lit, no burning out, no worry about wind, kids, accidents, etc. Some venue's only allow the battery operated type anyway. Thanks for reading! Let me know if I can help more!

November 7, 2011

Did you ever find anything out about using these glasses after 21 days of curing? I have heard that you can also bake Martha Stewart paint to cure it more quickly, but haven't read up on it myself. I'd love to make these for Christmas, but want them to be usable/drinkable for the friend I'm thinking of.

    Jen | SomethingTurquoise
    November 7, 2011

    Hi Kelli. Yes there are two ways to 'cure' this paint, meaning making it dishwasher safe. Air Dry Method: let the paint dry for 21 days, simple. Bake method: after drying for 1 hour, place in cool oven. Set temp to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 min. (Glass must heat gradually - to avoid bursting) After 30 min turn the oven off. Let glass cool down completely in oven. Don’t use for 72 hours. Both methods render a glass that is 'top shelf' dishwasher safe. The other note I need to make is that you are supposed to keep paint away from where you are going to put food or drink. So if you can, paint the outside of your glass, not the inside. Thanks, hope this helps.

March 5, 2012

I took some old flower vases and with as many colors as you choose (I used 2), one at a time, pour into bottom of glass/vase and turn upside down and let run down sides. You can also roll the glass to swirl, and then use second color or more and repeat. Wow! Looks just like a really nice tie died glass. I used turquoise and yellow and white...very pretty! Makes a $2 vase look like a $45 dollar vase! Have to use silk flowers, but they last much better for me anyway!

Artistic Oasis
March 7, 2013

I was always told to paint the outside of the glass, not the inside where food or drink will touch it.

Something Turquoise
March 7, 2013

You are absolutely right! These wine glasses and jars are just for decor - they aren't food safe :)

May 29, 2013

What an easy and adorable craft!! I'm hosting a "Craft With What You've Got" party tomorrow and the featured crafting supply for this week is craft paints. These painted glasses would fit in perfectly! I'd love for you to link it up here.

Danielle at Framed Frosting

August 24, 2013

Lovely choice on color. I definitely want to try this for my craft room. Did you notice the brush strokes once the jars were dried?

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    August 26, 2013

    Hi Mira! Not if you do two coats, but with one coat you can see some brush strokes :)