Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder December 06, 2013

DIY | polka dot glassware

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The holidays are upon us… and I am sure that you are feverishly looking for something to embellish your entertaining efforts or maybe even a little something special for your bridal shower or wedding! With that thought in mind, we are sharing a very simple technique for making these darling polka dot champagne glasses! They take hardly any time at all, yet look so impressive. Can you imagine if everyone at your wedding (or New Years Eve party!) was toasting with these ~ it would be amazing!!! Best part is they are dishwasher safe…



  • glassware
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Paint (yellow gold, pure platinum, tartan red, beach glass)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts paint daubers
  • rubbing alcohol 


Start by cleaning the surface of your glassware to be painted with rubbing alcohol.


Using your choice of paint colors… carefully dab on the polka dots!


This project is so simple! All it takes is one pounce and you have the perfect polka dot!


Here we are using two different size daubers from Martha Stewart Crafts. The 3/8″ for the metallic gold and silver, and the 1/4″ for the red and turquoise. You can easily clean them with soap and water to use again and again.


Using the smaller diameter dauber, we added an accent color!


The great thing about this design is that it doesn’t have to be perfect; it’s actually better if it isn’t. Dab a little dot here, there and wherever you want it…



There are two ways to cure this paint, the air-dry method or the oven method. To air-cure, simply let the paint dry for 21 days. To oven-cure, after the paint has dried for 72 hours, place your glasses in a cool oven and set it to 350 degrees. Set a timer for 30 minutes, when the time is up turn off the oven and let your glasses cool down inside the oven to prevent cracking. *All glitter and metallic paints should only be air-cured! 

Once correctly cured these glasses will be top shelf dishwasher safe!

***Even after they are cured we don’t recommend letting them sit or soak in water in your sink, it may make the paint come off!


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!


Photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Craft Paints (yellow gold, pure platinum, tartan red, and beach glass) and dauber set: Editors at Martha Stewart Living // Svalka champagne glasses: Ikea // gold serving tray: Home Goods // nail polish: Essie, Mint Candy Apple (and watch out for a tutorial soon on how to make that darling bow ring that I’m wearing!)

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