Anybody that knows me and my husband knows that we love, LoVe, LOVE wine tasting!!! It’s one of our very favorite things to do, but I’ve found that we end up with bunches of those lovely tasting glasses that you usually get to keep. I decided to get creative with some of them, and the result is these D.I.Y. chalkboard wine glasses!
We have little charms for our stemmed wine glasses that we use when we have guests over to keep everyone’s wine glass straight, but these chalkboard wine glasses are perfect for wine glasses without stems, and are a fun way to keep track of everyone’s wine glasses when entertaining! Of course, you can make these with stemmed wine glasses as well, and they turn out just as cute!
These are really easy to make! It just takes a few materials, and you don’t even need a steady hand to get your lines straight, because tape is used to keep things neat! The only part that takes a bit of time is the drying process which takes 4 days, but you don’t have to do anything during those 4 days, they just sit there drying, so like I said, easy peasy!
D.I.Y. CHALKBOARD WINE GLASSES
- Wine Glasses
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Glass Chalkboard Paint (You can get this at any craft store. I got my bottle of it at Hobby Lobby for $2.99).
- Scotch tape
- Paint Brush
1.) Wash your wine glass in warm soapy water. Rinse and dry completely. Use a cotton ball to wipe the glass down with rubbing alcohol. After the alcohol has dried completely, use your scotch tape to tape of an area of the glass that you would like your chalkboard to cover, making sure the tape is sealed tightly along the edges of the area to prevent bleeding of the paint.
2.) Paint the taped off area with your glass chalkboard paint and your paintbrush using vertical strokes. Let the paint dry completely (15-30 minutes), and then paint the area using horizontal strokes. Allow to dry completely. Continue this process, alternating the stroke directions, until the area is completely filled in with chalkboard paint, and there are no “see-through” areas. Allow the paint to dry for about an hour.
3.) Very carefully, remove the pieces of tape one at a time. If there is any bleeding use your fingernails to clean it up, or a q-tip with some rubbing alcohol on it.
4.) Once all of the tape is removed, set the glasses aside, and let them dry for 4 days. After the 4 days are up, you are going to want to bake them in order to really set the paint. To do this, place the wine glasses in an unheated oven. Set the oven temperature to 325 degrees, and set the timer for 30 minutes. It is important to let let the glasses heat up in the oven as the oven heats up to prevent shattering due to quick temperature change. Allow the glasses to bake until the timer goes off. Once the 30 minutes are up, turn the oven off, and let it cool down (without opening the oven door) with the glasses still in it.
5.) Once the oven has cooled completely, remove the glasses from the oven. The bottle of glass chalkboard paint says that they should be dishwasher safe, but I choose to just hand wash them with warm water and a mild dish soap to keep the chalkboard in tact.
So cute, right?! Enjoy! 🙂