Here are four ideas for adorning your wine glasses.

  1. 1

    Dry your wine glasses after cleaning them with alcohol. Put some rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab or a piece of paper towel, and use it to clean the inside of each glass. If you can't wait, let them dry naturally or use another paper towel. [1]

    • In addition to cleaning and disinfecting the glasses, alcohol also removes residue from the surface.
    • Use white vinegar instead of rubbing alcohol.
  2. WH_logo.svg


    You can use gloss enamel craft paint to decorate the glasses. Feel free to pick whatever hues and patterns suit your fancy. Make a statement by decorating a glass with a modern design, such as polka dots, confetti, a beach scene, or just the base and stem. In order to prevent smearing and mixing when using multiple colors, you should wait for each one to dry before proceeding. [2]

    • If you want to keep track of who's drink is who's, chalkboard paint on the bottom of the glass is a great idea. Writing names in chalk on empty wine glasses and wiping them away when the party is over is a fun way to commemorate the occasion.
    • Use metallic paints or glitter for a fun, festive feel.


  3. 3

    Put the glasses somewhere dry for a full week. Don't leave the painted glasses lying around where kids or pets can get to them. The optimal temperature is that of the room's ambient air. [3]

    • The paint may melt and run in the oven if this step is skipped.
  4. 4

    Put the glassware on a baking sheet and into a cold oven. Put the baking sheet containing the glasses on the lowest oven rack. When glasses are placed in the oven before it is turned on, they are protected from shattering. [4]

    • If you don't want to use the oven, you can let the glasses dry naturally for 21 days at room temperature. [5]
  5. 5

    Bake the glasses for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius). The paint is permanently set into the glass, and it will not come off with normal washing. It's not when you turn the oven on, but rather when it reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius), that the 30-minute timer begins ticking. [6]

    • Put a 30-minute timer on the stove or oven, or use your phone's timer, so you won't forget to check on things.
  6. 6

    Close the oven door and let the glasses cool inside the oven after it has been turned off. This method of slow cooling prevents glass from cracking while the paint hardens. When the glasses are completely cool to the touch, only then should you remove them from the oven. [7]

    • The glasses can be put in the dishwasher after they have been baked or dried. You should wash them in the top drawer


  1. 1

    After using rubbing alcohol to clean the glasses, set them aside to dry. The alcohol will disinfect the glasses and increase their stickiness to the marker. Dry the glasses with a paper towel or put them in a secure location to air dry. [8]

    • White vinegar from the pantry can be substituted for rubbing alcohol in its absence.
    • Cotton balls can be substituted with paper towels or a clean cloth.
  2. WH_logo.svg


    Use an oil-based permanent marker to create a 1 inch (2 less than 2 inches (5 cm) from the lip The marker will wear off more quickly if you decorate up to the rim of the glass because of your mouth. Decorate the glass with a design, whether it's a simple line or a sophisticated swirl. Make a pretty picture, like a sunset on the beach or a warm winter scene if you're artistic. The marker can also be used to write text, such as song lyrics or a favorite quote.
    • The roots and the stem are just as important as the flower. You can paint them a solid color, or decorate them to match the cup.
    • Make personalized shot glasses as party favors or holiday presents by writing the recipients' names on the stems.
    • If you're nervous about messing up on the glass, try sketching your design first.
  3. 3

    Wait three full days for the glasses to dry after decorating them. Keep the glasses at room temperature and put them someplace safe where they won't be disturbed. Three days is about how long they need to dry out. [9]

    • When baked, the patterns won't melt away thanks to this.
  4. 4

    Glasses should be placed on a baking sheet and baked in a cold oven. Putting the baking sheet on the oven rack before arranging the glasses on the sheet is the most efficient method. You could easily break your glasses if you tried to carry the sheet to the oven while also holding the glasses.

    • There is no "correct" orientation for the glasses.
    • You must wait until the oven is completely cooled before proceeding. Wait until it's completely cold before putting the glasses inside if you just used it to cook.
  5. 5

    Glasses need to be baked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius). Do not start timing the 30 minutes until the oven reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius). After being baked, the paint will permanently adhere to the glass. [10]

    • You shouldn't open the oven door to see how the glasses are doing. Therefore, heat is able to escape. You should check it out through the front window.
  6. 6

    After placing the glasses in the oven, turn off the heat but leave them inside until they are cool. If you take the glasses off too quickly, they might break. A minimum of 2 hours is required for the glasses to cool after removal from the oven. [11]

    • Put a small crack in the oven door to hasten the cooling process.


  1. WH_logo.svg


    Tape over the base and the stem to hide them. Put a strip of masking tape around the wine glass's stem and base if you don't want to etch those areas. As a result, they won't get wet if any drips land on them. [12]

    • Make sure there are no openings for the etching cream to enter by pressing the masking tape tightly around the glass.
  2. WH_logo.svg


    Place the glass stencil where you want it by laying it flat on the adhesive glass stencil. Orient it properly before pressing it onto the glass. Iron out any creases until the stencil is flat against the glass. Because the etching cream tends to spread, any spaces you leave could end up making your design look sloppy. [13]

    • Obtain glass stencils from a hobby shop or an art supply website.
    • Using adhesive vinyl or contact paper, cut out a stencil for use on glass.
    • Stickers on the glass are another option. Be aware that the etching cream will etch any surface that is not protected by the stickers.
  3. WH_logo.svg


    Scrub etching cream into the exposed glass using a paintbrush. Spread the etching cream on the stenciled areas with a paintbrush. If you're going to use stickers, you should apply the etching cream all over the glass, leaving only the sticker-covered areas unetched. [14]

    • Wear protective gear like gloves and goggles if you're working with etching cream because it can cause severe skin damage.
  4. WH_logo.svg


    Wait 5-10 minutes before removing the etching cream from the glasses. Take it easy while the etching cream does its magic. Start counting down the minutes on your phone so you know how much longer to wait

    • Waiting periods are necessary for some etching creams. To find out when your specific type should be consumed, consult the container's back.
    • Even if you leave the etching cream on for a longer period of time than is recommended, nothing will happen.
  5. WH_logo.svg


    Glasses should be washed in cold water and dried with paper towels. Submerge the glasses in water to wash away the etching cream. Remove any remaining lotion with your fingers. After that, dry each pair of glasses with a paper towel. [15]

    • Try scrubbing the area with a sponge to remove any remaining cream.
  6. 6

    Take off the masking tape and admire your work in progress. Removing the stencil from the glasses after they have dried requires care. In order to etch something, you need to apply etching cream to it. [16]

    • Glasses with an etching on them can still be cleaned normally. They can still be cleaned in the dishwasher.


  1. 1

    Adhere gems or rhinestones for instant glam. Attach the adhesive jewels to the wine glass with your fingers or tweezers. You can use them to decorate the bottom of the glass, the stem, or the entire thing. Tinier glimmerings, like rhinestones, are ideal for this. [17]

    • Self-adhesive jewels are convenient, but regular jewels and some craft glue will do in a pinch.
    • Wine glasses with embellishments should not be cleaned in the dishwasher. They'll lose their precious stones because of it.
  2. 2

    Wine glasses can be temporarily decorated by attaching charms to the stem. Glasses can be easily customized for a celebration with the help of wine glass charms. You can have them made or purchased in any style, design, and form you can imagine. Just slip the charms onto the stem and take them off when the party's over.
    • Charms come in a wide variety of materials and finishes, from glitter to metal to paper to cork to crochet. You can find a charm to complement your party's theme.
    • As a take-home gift, the charms will be appreciated by your guests.
  3. 3

    Put a cute label on your glasses with a piece of washi tape. Wrap some washi tape around the wine glass's stem or adhere some to the glass's bowl. Guests can label their glasses with their names using the tape.

    • Washi tape is available in a wide variety of patterns and hues. Instead of having guests sign in with their names, you can hand out unique patterns to each person.
    • Washi tape is easily removed from glasses when they are put away for the night.
  4. 4

    Taping paper to the bottom of your glasses allows you to match them to a party theme. Circular pieces of pretty cardstock in a design of your choosing should be cut to fit the base of each glass. The paper is then attached to the bottom using double-sided tape. You can use different kinds of paper for different events. [18]

    • You can either get identical glasses or a variety of different ones. Use striped paper for some of the glasses and polka dotted for others.
    • Halloween is the time to break out the orange and black prints. Then, remove those parts and replace them with Christmas-appropriate reds and greens or glimmering metallics.


An additional question
  • Question

    I want to paint a wine glass, but I don't know what kind to use.

    Nicole Bolin
    Bolin, Nicole
    Proficient in Arts, Crafts, and Do-It-Yourself Projects
    Phoenix, Arizona-based Nicole Bolin is a crafting expert and runs the eponymous do-it-yourself craft studio Stencil. Nicole is an expert at a wide range of craft and do-it-yourself endeavors. New York's Institute of Art and Design is where Nicole earned her interior design credential. In 2017, she launched Stencil to share her expertise in customizing do-it-yourself projects for clients' homes and lifestyles.
    Nicole Bolin

    Donate to wikiHow and gain access to this detailed response from an acknowledged expert.

    Be sure to use a paint that is meant to be applied to glass. The paint will flake off quickly if you don't. The majority of glass paints require baking to cure; follow the manufacturer's recommendations for temperature and length of time in the oven.

Pose a Question


  • Glasses for wine
  • Alcohol for rubbing
  • Cotton swabs and rolled up newspaper
  • Paintbrush
  • Enamel gloss paint for arts and crafts
  • Sheet for baking
  • Oven
  • Vinegar stems
  • Alcohol for rubbing
  • The use of cotton swabs or paper towels
  • Permanent pen that uses oil as an ink
  • Ironing board
  • Oven
  • Goblets for holding wine
  • Using masking tape
  • Stick-on glass templates
  • Substances used in etching
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Towels, Paper, &c.
  • Trimming shears (not required)
  • Sticky vinyl or contact paper (not required).
  • Indicative Stickers

Nicole Bolin

Nicole Bolin is a co-author on this piece. Nicole Bolin is the CEO of Stencil, a do-it-yourself craft studio in Phoenix, Arizona, and a crafting expert. Nicole is a whiz at home improvement and decorating projects of all kinds. Nicole is a certified interior designer thanks to her studies at the New York School of Art and Design. In 2017, she launched Stencil to provide the community with a platform to learn how to tailor Do-It-Yourself projects to their specific needs and tastes. To date, 43,068 people have visited this page!

Co-authors: 7

Updated: The date of February 21, 2022

Views:  43,068

Categories: Painting as a Hobby

  • Print
  • Fan mail to authors
We appreciate everyone who has contributed to this page.
Decorating Your Home for Halloween
Decorating Your Home for Halloween

Looking for some spooky Halloween decorations? Here are a few creepy options to consider.First up is the Disney Haunted Mansion Lantern, perfect for setting the eerie mood. Next, check out the Trick 'r Treat Sam Animatronic, standing at 4.3 feet tall and ready to scare.If you want something a little

Author: Katherine Bones Author: Katherine Bones
Posted: 2023-06-28 00:30:05
A Hundred Impressive Ideas for an Industrial Kitchen.
A Hundred Impressive Ideas for an Industrial Kitchen.

It's widely known that photos can be a valuable source of inspiration for design, which is why this article includes affiliate links that can direct you to a specific decor item. By clicking on these links, a portion of the proceeds may be paid to industrial style is undoubtedly a

Author: Katherine Bones Author: Katherine Bones
Posted: 2023-06-28 00:12:06
Decorating for Christmas with a rural farmhouse theme.
Decorating for Christmas with a rural farmhouse theme.

Looking for the perfect rustic touch to add to your Christmas decor? Our Farmhouse Christmas Collection is just what you need! Our hand-crafted Christmas ornaments embody the charm of a bygone era and will add an exquisite touch to your Christmas tree. Made with natural jute and earthy tones, each

Author: Katherine Bones Author: Katherine Bones
Posted: 2023-06-15 00:14:06
Fifteen Trendy Ideas for Industrial Wall Decor
Fifteen Trendy Ideas for Industrial Wall Decor

Decorated Life supports its readers through affiliate commissions earned from links on our site. To discover more, check out our disclosure page. By Emily Brookes on July 7, 2021, find out why industrial interior design is a creative and effortlessly cool way of using raw materials such as exposed

Author: Katherine Bones Author: Katherine Bones
Posted: 2023-06-15 00:08:09
Showing page 1 of 13 is devoted to providing you with the finest in decorating inspiration and instruction. To help you live a more beautiful life, we give lists of decorating-related items. - Since 2022

Facebook| | DMCA

Gen in 0.1013 secs