Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder August 27, 2013

DIY | glittered glassware

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I dreamed of the day that I could bring this tutorial to you and it’s finally here… thanks to the brand new Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage glue!!! Almost two years ago, we shared our ‘glam champagne glass‘ tutorial and now hundreds of crafters all over the internet have embellished simple glassware with glitter paint – but everyone wanted to use loose glitter. Guess what!?! Now you can!!! This radical new MSC decoupage glue is dishwasher safe!!! So grab your favorite shade of loose glitter and lets get crafting!!!



  • New! Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Glue in Gloss Finish (no other glue will do!)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter in your favorite color
  • your choice of glassware
  • Martha Stewart Crafts paint brush, sponge pouncer and stencil tape
  • rubbing alcohol and cotton ball


First, clean the area that you plan on glittering with rubbing alcohol.


Using stencil tape, mask off your choice of design.


In a small dish, add a little Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Glue in gloss finish. Using a foam or sponge pouncer, heavily cover your choice of design area in the decoupage glue. Using a pouncer ensures an even coverage of glue that the glitter really responds to.

CRAFTER TIP // If you paint this glue on with a brush – your glitter might show streak marks!


Carefully cover the entire decoupaged area with your choice of glitter!


As soon as you are happy with the glitter coverage, remove the stenciling tape. Let this first coat dry for at least an hour. Once dry, shake to remove excess glitter – if there are areas that are bare and need a little extra glitter, paint a little more glue on and add more – but let that spot dry for another hour.


Save your spare glitter!!!


To ensure that NO loose glitter will come off your glass, paint two coats of the decoupage glue over the entire glittered area with dry time in between. Make sure to paint a little past the glitter line, this glue dries clear so you won’t see it. Painting past the glitter seals it completely.


Paint two coats to finish your glass, with at least an hour of dry time in between each coat.


Glitter Glass Care

Once these glasses air dry for 28 days they will be top-shelf dishwasher safe! If you glitter the bottom of the base, DON’T let it sit in water  – it will peel off! Do not soak in water for extended periods of time. Washing by hand is best.


There are so many different designs that you can do! Just make sure the glittered area avoids where your lips will touch the glass!

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Which design and color will fit your special event!?!


As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Something Turquoise Photography for // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Glue in Gloss Finish, Martha Stewart Crafts glitter (in white gold, graphite and smoky quartz), MSC paint brushes, pouncer and stencil tape: Editors at Martha Stewart all available at Michaels // cheap glassware: Ikea // nail polish: Essie – Vested Interest

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