Tuesday, November 7, 2017

How to Make DIY Glitter Wine Glasses

How to make stemless DIY glitter wine glasses with dishwasher safe Mod Podge

These DIY glitter wine glasses are perfect for adding a bit of sparkle to your holiday gatherings. My DIY glitter mugs are one of my most popular projects ever and people have been asking me if the same technique works for wine glasses and it does! 

It's important to keep in mind the 30 day cure time for these glasses so if you want them for Christmas, be sure to get started now so that they have time to cure and become totally water proof and top rack dishwasher safe.

How to Make DIY Glitter Wine Glasses


  • Stemless wine glasses
  • Martha Stewart Decoupage Medium OR Dishwasher safe Mod Podge
  • Masking Tape
  • Paint brush
  • Glitter


STEP 1: Tape off

how to use mod podge or decoupage on wine glasses
Use the masking tape to tape off a line where you want the glitter to go

STEP 2: Add the Mod Podge and glitter

how to add glitter to a stemless wine glass
Use a paint brush to brush the Mod Podge or decoupage medium all over the bottom of the wine glass below the line you taped off (I do not paint on the flat part that sits on the table). While the Mod Podge is still wet, generously douse the bottom of the glass in glitter, catching any excess on a piece of paper or a glitter tray to pour back into the bottle.
how to glitter wine glasses
Gently peel away the masking tape while the medium is still wet. Place the glasses upside down and allow them to dry for four hours or more.

STEP 3: Touch up if needed

how to use mod podge and martha stewart decoupage medium with glitter
If there are thin spots in the glitter, now is the time to touch them up as needed with a light coat of decoupage medium and glitter. Allow to dry for at least four hours before moving on to step 4.

If your glasses looked good and didn't need to be touched up, jump ahead to step 4!

STEP 4: Seal

how to seal glitter glasses with Mod Podge to make them dishwasher safe
Use a large soft paintbrush (I do NOT recommend a sponge brush for this as it tends to grab the glitter), gently brush a thicker layer of Mod Podge or decoupage medium over the glitter. Because this is a thicker coat, it may take several hours to dry. Just set it aside in a place where it won't be touched and check on it after about 4-8 hours (depending on temperature and humidity). You need to let it set until the decoupage medium is:

  • dry to the touch
  • the glitter does not move or shift if touched
  • the Mod Podge has dried clear with no traces of white
Once the first sealing layer is completely set, use a large soft paintbrush to paint another layer of Mod Podge or decoupage medium over the glitter and allow to dry upside down once again.

STEP 5: Cure

rose gold glitter wine glasses - learn how to make them!
It's really important if you want your beautiful new glitter wine glasses to be dishwasher safe that you let them sit and cure for 30 days. Basically, you put them away and don't touch them for a month. If you want to use them before the month is up, you can but you should only very gently handwash them (and do not put them in a sink to soak). Note: If you wash them before your 30 days is up, your 30 day cure time starts over.

So use them for Thanksgiving if you must but then leave them alone until Christmas Eve, ok?

Shine on!
beautiful glittered stemless wine glasses
how to make DIY glitter stemless wine glasses

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  1. So pretty! Everything is better with glitter! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Love a festive wine glass. Great idea!

  3. I love these, they are so adorable!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  4. The glitter makes these so special.

  5. I love this! I am all about the sparkle at the holidays, it's so festive.

  6. Hello! Thank you for the article! Can I not cure them by baking the glitter as I would paint? I wanting to make a glass doing both.

    1. No, you should not bake these to cure. To make a wine glass with heat cured paint, do the paint and the oven cure first. Once that is complete, do the glitter step as laid out here.

  7. Hi. The tape I use, painter tape, isn’t leaving my lines near as clean as yours. What should I use?

    1. The tape I used is 3M masking tape. Some people have also had good luck using a snug fitting wide rubber band.

      I hope that helps!


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