An easy and fun project! Learn how to make glitter wine glasses easily with mod podge and glitter. So many personalized wine glasses you could make! Updated August 18, 2020
Hi Friends! I’m so excited about this project. I love Fall and all the holidays and also wine so I thought I’d put the two together for this fun project.
This is actually a pretty easy DIY craft and if you want to learn how to make glitter wine glasses read on! I have a ton of pictures, so stay with me.
These glitter glasses are so fun to take to a party with you or to have at home if you are hosting. Or make them to be part of a wine lovers gift basket!
There are also printable instructions at the bottom of the post.
Materials for DIY Glitter Wine Glasses
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Update: I’ve added some fun FREE Halloween wine SVG files for you to use for your own DIY glitter glasses. Make sure to scroll down to the bottom to get them!
How to Make Glitter Wine Glasses
The first thing you’ll need to do is glitter wine glasses!
Clean off your wine glass and add a layer of Mod Podge with a foam brush. Just brush it on. Try to make an even line up at the top of the stem.
Decorating Wine Glasses with Glitter
For the glitter, I put a bunch of the neon orange glitter and just a little black glitter in a container and mixed it up. Make sure you have a plate or container under the glass and start pouring the glitter onto the mod podge.
Rotate the glass around while you are pouring so it covers the whole stem that’s painted with Mod Podge. Tap the glass to shake off the extra glitter.
The stem should like this after the first coat –
Then dump all the glitter on the plate back in your container so you can use it for the next layer.
Let the glass dry for two hours. Then take a clean dry paintbrush and go over all the glitter as if you were painting it. This takes off all the extra glitter that didn’t stick on the first layer.
If you don’t do this step, your foam brush with the next layer of mod podge will get very glittery. If you like the look, you can skip the next step and go directly to adding Triple Thick.
I wanted my glitter a little thicker so I added one more layer.
Add another layer of Mod Podge over the glitter and repeat the same step of pouring the glitter on the mod podge.
Let it dry another two hours and then use the paintbrush and gently remove the extra glitter again.
Now you can seal the glitter. Use a paintbrush and paint on a layer of Triple Thick and let dry for another few hours. After two coats it will look like this!
Triple thick is amazing at sealing glitter. I use it to make all my glitter makeup brush holders.
Applying Vinyl to Wine Glass
Now that you know how to make glitter wine glasses, let’s move on to the vinyl lettering. You can do all this while the glass is drying.
I found a couple of free SVG Halloween files online and I designed a few in Cricut Design Space™. After I cut them out and weeded them, my mat looked like this. (I have added some files for you to use at the bottom of this post!!)
I cut them all apart and lined them up on my mat while I’m looking at the screen so I can center them how they were on the screen. Then it’s easy to lay the Transfer Paper on top of the whole decal.
Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol and let dry. Then apply the vinyl to the glass.
I like using the hinge method to make sure I get it straight. There is a video of using the hinge method on a tumbler at the top(or side!) of the post so make sure to watch it if the pictures don’t make sense!
Line up the decal on the glittered wine glass and put blue painter’s tape down the middle.
Pull up the transfer paper on one half, cut the paper underneath, and attach the decal.
Then take off blue tape and rest of paper backing off to apply rest of decal. I cut the edges of the transfer paper when I’m applying to rounded surfaces so it will lay down smoother.
Pull off the transfer paper and you’re all done!
That’s how to make glitter wine glasses DIY style! Let the Halloween wine glasses cure for a few days before getting wet so that the vinyl really attaches. Always make sure to only hand wash anything vinyl is attached to.
Pictures of Glitter Wine Glasses
Here are the four I made! Love how they came out!
Another fun way to personalize wine glasses is with glass etching! It’s easier than you think! Check out my DIY glass etching tutorial here.
Can you think of any other sayings to put on Halloween wine glasses?? My next project is mugs! I’ll let you know what I find!
FREE Halloween Wine Glass SVG Files
Updated August 18, 2020. I made these glasses a few years ago with files I designed in Cricut Design Space. But I have since learned how to make SVG files that I can share so I wanted to give you a few similar files.
Again, these are not exactly the same, the fonts are a bit different. The files will download as a zip file. You’ll need to extract them and then you can use whichever image you’d like! CDS uses SVG images.
As a reminder, all of my FREE SVG files are for personal use only. Please click here to purchase a commercial use license if you want to use the files to sell items.
If you’d like to save the tutorial for later, simply hover the image below and PIN It now!
Here are some printable directions on how to glitter wine glasses.
- Wine Glasses - You can get some at the Dollar Tree
- Mod Podge
- Triple Thick
- Outdoor/Permanent Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Clean the wine glasses. Apply an even layer of Mod Podge to the stem and base of the wine glasses.
- Pour glitter over Mod Podge while rotating the glass. Let dry for 1-2 hours.
- Use a paintbrush to brush off extra glitter. Apply a second layer of Mod Podge to the glitter.
- Pour another layer of glitter over the Mod Podge. Let dry for 2 hours.
- Remove the extra glitter again and then apply a layer of Triple Thick over the glitter.
- Let the first layer dry for a few hours and add a second layer of Triple Thick to seal the glitter.
- Cut out permanent vinyl decals with a cutting machine. (Or you can use glass paint).
- Weed off extra vinyl and place transfer tape over the vinyl.
- Use the hinge method (describe in post) or simply center over the wine glass and press down. Remove the transfer tape.
- Allow the wine glasses to cure for 72 hours before they get wet. Enjoy!
Make sure to read through the blog post for full step by step with pictures.
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