Here’s How To Paint Wine Glasses

Here’s How To Paint Wine Glasses

Do you want to make your wine time even more special? How about creating a hand-painted wine glass? Or, gift a friend who loves wine with a personalized wine glass. Better yet, get some of your best friends together for a wine glass painting and drinking party.

If you’ve always wanted to know how to paint a wine glass, the process is actually fairly easy. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to paint wine glasses. Be sure to check out the best wine glasses on the market right now.

A Guide to Painting Wine Glasses 

Follow these simple steps to learn how to paint wine glasses.

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Choose Design

You’ll need an idea of what you want your wine glasses to look like before you start. You can find inspiration anywhere. You may look up ideas online or look to your favorite designs for inspiration. You may want to print or sketch out a plan before you actually paint the glass.

Gather Materials

You’ll need:

  • Wine glasses (any size and tint), washed and dried
  • Enamel paints in your chosen colors
  • A palette or something to hold your paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Painter’s tape
  • Cookie sheet
  • Oven

Prepare the Glasses

You can freehand your painting if you’re talented with painting. Optionally, if you’ve sketched or printed out a design, you can attach it to the inside of the glass using painter’s tape.

Paint the Glasses

If you’re using a printed design, start out by tracing an outline of the design using a small paintbrush and your chosen color of enamel paint. You may want to hold the glass in one hand and brace it on the table to keep it steady.

After tracing, go back and carefully fill in the outlines until your design is complete. You can also add embellishments like swirls and polka dots as you see fit.

how to paint wine glasses

A Note About Where to Paint

You can paint almost anywhere on the glass other than near the rim. You don’t want the paint to be too close to where you put your mouth, as it can be a health hazard.

Also, if you’re painting different colors close together, it’s important to let one color paint dry before working on the next part. If the paints are wet, they may run together.

Let the Glasses Dry

Give your glasses ample time to dry. You may need to use more than one coat of paint on your design if the paint looks streaky. Just be sure to let the paint dry between coats. If you’re in a hurry, you can use a blow dryer on a low setting, but don’t blow too hard and make the paint run.


You can let the paint air dry to cure, which will take around three weeks. You can also cure it in the oven by placing the glasses on a cookie sheet, then heating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and allowing it to bake for 30 minutes. 

Note: Be sure to put the glasses in the oven before preheating and allow to cool before removing from the oven to prevent cracking.

You can wash your glasses on the top rack of the dishwasher or by hand.

Final Thoughts

It’s easy to make beautiful, hand-painted wine glasses at home. These glasses can make a great gift for birthdays and holidays. Plus, you can get your friends together and make an evening of it!

If you’re joining your friends for a night of wine glass painting, be sure to check out my favorite wines to enjoy right now. You can’t go wrong with any of these!

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