I was at the dollar store the other day and they had glass tumblers and other glassware on sale, as if dollar store prices weren’t already awesome enough 🙂 So I bought several of the tumblers and a few wine glasses and came home and knew I had to find a way to bring them to life with some color.
I thought about Dip Dyeing them but since I have a few of those already I wanted to try something different. I saw a technique for making DIY Confetti Tumblers on Pinterest then saw it again on ‘Radical Possibility’ and knew I found what I wanted to do. This technique is so easy and the result is amazing. It added color pizzazz to my boring tumblers and wine glasses the way I wanted it to and just like, or BETTER than those found on Anthropologie!
I upgraded the technique slightly from the original article to make them dishwasher safe and this painting technique produces better circles versus the smaller dots of using a paint brush. Feel free to use any technique that is pleasing to you.
Ok, I’m impressed so now it’s time to share the DIY Confetti Tumblers Technique with you. Although you can use any acrylic paint, many people have shared that if you want your confetti to last alot longer, good acrylic glass paint to begin with is the way to go and in my own experiences I’ve found that Martha Stewart paints are best for glass painting.
What you will need:
- glass tumblers (wine glasses or any other glassware)
- acrylic glass paint (martha stewart glass paint is the best for this project)
- pencil with good eraser or q-tips (best for making your dots)
- cookie sheet
- Start with clean dry glassware. Set the glassware on a cookie sheet with tin foil with the bottoms up.
- Use your pencil eraser or q-tip and dip it into the glass paint. Be sure it’s not to thick and begin the process of dotting the bottoms of your glassware in your chosen colors.
- When you’ve got the design as you want it, place the cookie sheet in a COLD oven and turn on the heat to 350 and bake them for 30 minutes to cure the paint. Putting them in a cold oven and allowing them to heat gradually will avoid breakage. Never place them into a hot oven. After 30 minutes turn off the oven and allow the glass to gradually cool in the oven. Set them aside and wait 72 hours before using them. Curing the paint also makes them dishwasher safe once done.
You can see the original article from Radical Possibility HERE
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