I like to make gifts if I can. For Christmas I wanted to make a set of personal drinking glasses for my brother and sister in law who love wine and beer. They also have a beautiful credenza so whether they used them or not, I knew it would still make a nice display. With a little help from the hubs, we actually whipped these up the night before Christmast and all it took was Martha Stewart Craft’s: italic alphabet stencil kit, acrylic glass paints from Michael’s and and two sets of plain glasses from Target (you can use any brand you like, I just happen to prefer Martha Stewart Crafts). I chose two designs to alternate on the glasses, both featuring B for the last name Barahona. Once I had my colors and designs picked out the next steps were easy.
- apply adhesive stencil to clean glass
- lightly dab a few coats of paint over stencil with foam dauber
- peel stencil while paint is wet
- let dry and repeat. Rinse adhesive stencil and brush in between each application
- bake to cure: place in cool oven and set to 350 degrees for 30 mins
you can find a more detailed glass painting tutorial here
We decorated ceramic coffee mugs with Amelie’s handprints using the same acrylic paints, which I will post shortly. Check out more great ideas and inspirations for glass painting projects on my Pinterest board below: