DIY Painted Glassware


DIY Painted Glassware

Marie from Blooming Homestead here to share a fun tutorial on making your own DIY Painted Glassware. These are fun to make and personalize for any party, event, or a backyard picnic you may be hosting this summer! They would also make a fun activity for older children. Painting glass may seem tricky, but if you follow these simple steps you’ll have some custom DIY painted glasses in no time!

DIY painted glassware


  • Clean Glassware (wash in hot soapy water, dry, then wipe down lightly with vinegar to remove any additional soap residue.)
  • Paint- I used enamel paint (make sure it is meant to paint glass or your paint won’t stay put!)
  • Paint brushes, sponges or foam daubers
  • Painters tape or Stencils

First off, make sure you start out with clean glassware. Next you can get creative. I decided to use painters tape to create various designs on my custom glassware.

DIY Painted Glassware

After you get your area taped or stenciled off, go ahead and start painting. This is the fun part, get creative! We did stripes, polka dots, and chevron in various bright summery colors.

DIY Painted Glassware

DIY Painted Glassware

Next, take off the stencils and/or tape while the paint is still wet. (I have painted on glass before and let the paint dry, when I ripped the tape off  it pulled off the paint.)

After you have them all painted, you must dry and cure your enamel painted glass. Check your paint manufacturer to find out how to do this with your chosen brand of paint. With the paint I used, there are 2 methods to do this.

Bake Method: Let your piece dry for 1 hour to be sure all layers of paint have dried. Place piece in a cool oven. Set oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake project for 30 minutes. Glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Do not place glass in a hot oven. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off. Let glass cool completely in oven. Do not use for 72 hours.
Air Dry Method: Air dry the project for 21 days before use. After your paint is properly cured you are good to with using your glasses.
DIY Painted Glassware

These are perfect for those hot summer days and would be delightful with some refreshing lemonade or a delicious smoothie!

DIY Painted Glassware

   marie I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you’re looking for more fun DIY crafts and tutorials you can find me at my blog Blooming Homestead, and also on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook. I would love for you to stop by and say hello!


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Hello! I am Marie from Blooming Homestead and I have a passion for all things crafty, this includes home decorating, organization, digital design, DIY, and cooking yummy comfort food! As a recent first time home buyer, I enjoy making our house into a home while sticking to a budget (gotta love those student loans!) This usually requires me to think outside the box and get creative. I love sharing my tutorials and projects in hopes that I can inspire others. When I am not crafting, I like to read, shop, watch movies, and visit with family & friends. Most importantly, I love spending time with my husband of 11 years and our little boy who is growing up way too fast.

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  1. Crystal posted on July 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm (#

    Super cute!! I love how the possibilities are endless!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 25, 2013 at 11:42 am (#

      I agree, there are so many fun things you can do and it is so simple!! :)

  2. Amy posted on July 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm (#

    I have always wondered about what to make the paint stay put. Thanks a bunch and your glasses turned out cute.

  3. Jaclyn posted on August 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm (#

    Love this post! These look so fun to make.

  4. Lauren @ Mom Home Guide posted on August 22, 2013 at 9:23 am (#

    Very cute! I could paint some glassware to match the cute Pampered Chef polka dot glasses that I have!

  5. Lizzy Mac posted on July 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm (#

    Love these! Curious if you know if they are dishwasher safe? Maybe that’s a stupid question and no DIY painted glassware is dishwasher safe but I was sure hoping to find something I could do AND put in the dishwasher!