Fancy up your Dollar Store Wine Glasses

Fancy up your Dollar Store Wine Glasses

In the community we live in there is an annual event dedicated to the consumption of wine and seafood. Oh, how I love that season! This year I decided to outfit our crew with a personalized wine glass for their dining and drinking experience during this three-day festival. Here's a little look at how easy it is to take your Dollar Store wine glasses to the next level. 

Dollar Store Wine Glass Makeover 

Supplies Needed:

  • Cheapie Wine Glasses
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Cotton Balls
  • Painters Tape
  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge Brush
  • Glitter!
  • Stencil
  • Glass Paint

Step One: Clean the glass and tape off

Clean the outside of the glass using the rubbing alcohol and the cotton swabs. Allow to dry and tape the glass off using the painters tape. I taped my glasses to look as if the glitter was tipping over but you can do what ever you want.



Step Two: Apply Mod Podge and Glitter

Using your sponge brush and the Mod Podge, apply a liberal but even coat of glue in the area you have taped off for glitter. You need to work efficiently through this step because the Mod Podge dries pretty quickly. If there are spots that are thin you can always catch them in the second coat but if you have lumps they are harder to manage so thin but even is the key to success in this step. 

Once you have the Mod Podge applied to the surface, hold the glass over a piece of paper and shake the glitter over the glue. Let the excess glitter fall on to the paper so that you can collect and put the glue back into the shaker for the next coat.

This step can be a little tricky so I put together a little video for you. 


Step Three: Apply a Second Coat of Glitter & Remove the Tape

After the first coat of Mod Podge and glitter are completely dry, come back and add a second coat. I removed the tape as soon as the second coat was applied to these glasses because I did not plan on sealing the glittered surface. If you are adding an epoxy or some other sealing agent to your glasses you should leave your tape on until that process is complete. I knew that these glasses were a one-time use for us and that they were being prepared for a festival that embraces bling so I wasn't too concerned about a little glitter on our hands (and our faces and our clothes and our.....). The earlier in the process that you can remove your tape, the crisper your lines will be.  

Step Four: Add the Stencil

After your second coat has had an opportunity to dry, secure your stencil to the glass with a couple of small pieces of tape. Using your stencil brush, apply your personalized message or image. I chose to use a portion of a leftover Christmas stencil. I like the font this stencil company used for the word 'tipsy' so I aligned that word with the angle of the glitter and started adding paint. It's important at this step to choose a paint that will stick to glass. I used Caviar from Dixie Belle and I love how well it adhered to the glass.

It's that easy!

That's all it takes to dress up your plain old glasses for your next party! Go wild with your idea and post pictures of your creations in the comments. I look forward to seeing how creative you can get with a little glitter and some glue.


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