How to make hand-painted Valentine’s Day wine glasses.
Toast to your significant other with these hand-painted Valentine’s Day wine glasses. This simple DIY project makes a great heart day gift packaged with a bottle of wine or chocolates. Or keep them to fill and share with your own love.
painted Valentine’s Day wine glasses
It’s surprisingly easy to craft your own hand-painted wine glasses. All you need is a couple extra wine glasses, some paint from the craft store, and blue tape. And no need to choose the traditional Valentine’s Day colors. Try a collection of rainbow hearts or make a set for your favorite person in their favorite color.
Want to keep painting wine glasses beyond Valentine’s Day? Check out more wine glass painting how-tos and a roundup of ideas here. And if you want to keep the wine going, try this easy, 3-ingredient boozy Valentine’s fudge.
You will need:
- wine glasses
- rubbing alcohol or white vinegar
- wax paper
- blue painters tape
- heart cookie cutter (about 2-inches)
- paint brushes and pencils with erasers
- acrylic enamel paints (acrylics especially for painting on non-porous surfaces)*
Wash the glasses and let them dry. Rub alcohol or vinegar on the surface to be sure it’s totally clean. Let dry.
Layer a couple strips of blue tape on wax paper until it’s wider than your heart cookie cutter. Trace the heart on the blue tape with the marker and cut out. Peel off of the wax paper and stick the tape heart to the side of the glass. Make a heart for each glass you are painting.
Next, paint with the acrylic enamels. Make different size dots using the non-brush end of paint brushes. For larger dots, dip the eraser of a pencil in the paint. Make a mistake? Just wipe it off right away with a paper towel or Q-Tip. For best results, let each color dry before adding the next color.
Let the paint set and remove the blue tape. If any paint escaped into the heart area, use a Q-Tip to remove.
To cure, you may either let the glasses sit for 21 days before using OR place the glasses in the cold oven, turn it on to 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and open the door. Let the glasses cool completely in the oven before removing.
Painting on wine glasses is such a fun craft and hobby. You needn’t even have artistic skill. Polka dots alone make these wine glasses stunning, and just right for sharing a bottle of wine. Happy Valentine’s Day!