Learn how to make colored drinking glasses with Americana Gloss Enamels Glass Paint. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea. Makes a great handmade gift too! Some of the supplies for this post have been provided by Deco Art. All opinions are mine alone.
Isn't life so much more fun with a pop of color? These colored glasses are so fun, and I am not kidding when I say this is a super simple project!
The glasses used are about half of the size of a tall drinking glass and the base is about 1-inch thick of solid glass. The glasses are nice but they are a little ordinary. Let's change that!
Colored Drinking Glasses Video Tutorial
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Supplies Used to Make Colored Drinking Glasses
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There are several different types of glass paints that you can use from Americana, and I have a post to help you decide! What Glass Paint to Use when Painting on Glass.
How to Make Colored Drinking Glasses with Glass Paint
So seriously, this tutorial is so easy I only have one picture to show you!
Begin by wrapping the base of the glass with a strip of masking tape. This is to keep the paint only on the bottom of that glass and not up against the sides. Make sure the tape is secure with no gaps.
With a paintbrush apply paint to the bottom of your glass. The paint should be evenly spread without clumps.
Let dry to the touch and apply 1 more coat of paint. Let dry for four days. This is very important, make sure to follow the instructions because this is the curing time the paint needs.
After the 4 days, bake 30 minutes at 275 degrees. Different glass paints have different bake times and temperatures so make sure to double-check on the label of your glass paint.
When baking, put the glasses bottoms up on a metal baking sheet in a completely cooled oven. Set the temperature of the oven but do not begin the bake time until the oven is to temperature. When the time has been met, turn the oven off and leave the door ajar. Leave the glasses in the oven until completely cooled.
Now your new colored glasses are top-rack dishwasher safe! How cool is that?
While I only had 1 tutorial picture, I have tons of finished project pictures. I absolutely love how great the glasses turned out and I couldn't stop taking pictures!
Here you can see the bottom of this glass painted purple and how the purple carries through the glass even though the paint is only on the bottom.
And a couple angles of this awesome green!
You can even see the green up to the rim of the glass. How cool is that!
I painted a total of six glasses all a different color at their base. It makes for a great assortment.
There are so many great colors to choose from! What color will you paint the bottom of your drinking glasses?
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