A few days before Christmas, Ash and I were shopping the Target Dollar area and happened upon $1 wine glasses. Since she and I love to do crafts together, I picked up a few glasses to attempt to “glitterize” as I’d seen done on Pinterest:
After a quick stop at Michaels, we had everything we would need:
Supplies Needed: Mod Podge / Fine Glitter / Glasses / Painter’s Tape/ Foam Brushes / Newspaper / Paper Plates
After laying the newspaper out, I grabbed my glasses (we did wine and water glasses) and the painter’s tape and wrapped my glasses. It’s a little tough to get the tape to wrap evenly around the glass, but I was ok with my design not being perfect.
Put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the area you want to cover. I wanted mine to be more gradient than fully covered, so I only went down about 3/4 of the way. It’s important to make it as smooth as you possibly can. If you have “lines” your glitter will pool in those areas.
Holding your glass over a paper plate (to catch the excess glitter), begin pouring your glitter onto the glass. Turn the glass and shake to remove excess.
NOTE: You can use several colors of glitter. We started just with one color, but began mixing the designs and chose to have a pink and silver combo, pink and black combo, black and white combo a black and silver combo. I think the combo glasses came out best.
Once the glitter has dried a little, use your foam sponge brush to add another layer of Mod Podge to your glass and allow to dry. I added another layer of Mod Podge to mine after they had dried for about 10 minutes.
I allowed the glasses to dry overnight before removing the painter’s tape. I think that was a mistake. When I began to peel the tape off, some of my design began lifting away from the glass (just as paint does when you remove the painter’s tape when it’s too dry). Next time, I would allow it to dry maybe 15 minutes and then remove the tape. I rinsed my glasses to clean off the excess glitter and they were perfect.
The glasses were a huge hit with the kids and adults alike. The ladies raved about them.
It’s funny how one even looked like it was planned because it matched my friend’s outfit.
Of course I hand wash them and they have held up pretty well. Ashley uses her glass often and it has began to “de-glitter”, but she’s still thrilled with it.
All in all I think I spent about $40 to buy my supplies and glasses. I made 6 wine glasses, and Ashley made two water glasses. I have a ton of Mod Podge and glitter left, so I will for sure being attempting this again. Maybe next time I’ll try to actually create a design, like a peace sign, breast cancer ribbon, etc..