An easy and fun project! Learn how to make glitter wine glasses easily with mod podge and glitter. A great way to add sparkle to any plain wine glass!
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 baby showers or bridal showers. Or perfect way to add elegance to a wedding reception.
A glitter wine glass also makes great gifts! Add them to a wine lovers gift basket!
There are also printable instructions at the bottom of the post.
First we will go over how to add glitter to the bottom of the wine glass to make a glitter stem then we’ll talk about adding a vinyl decal to add extra personalization.
Materials for DIY Glitter Wine Glasses
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- Mod Podge I don’t put wine glasses in the dishwasher but if you do, you can get dishwasher safe Mod Podge here and use it as the top coat inside of Triple Thick
- Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
- Glitter – Neon Orange
- Glitter – I used a combination of extra fine glitters and chunky glitter but use your color choice of glitter!
- Wine Glass – I got mine at my local Dollar Tree
- Paint brush and foam brush
- Cricut machine or other cutting machine – the Cricut Joy, Cricut Explore, or Cricut Maker will work!
I love my Cricut machine! You can find my ultimate resource guide of Cricut Ideas here!
How to Make Glitter Wine Glasses
The first thing you’ll need to do is glitter wine glasses!
I am going to just be adding glitter to the stem (not the entire glass) but you can also use the same steps to add to the bottom of a stemless wine glass. Just use blue painter’s tape or electrical tape around the circumference of the outside of the glass to tape off the bottom of the glass in a straight line or curve.
The first thing you’ll want to do is 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. If you are worried about not creating a straight line, add a piece of painter’s tape.
Adding Glitter to Wine Glasses
For the glitter, I put a bunch of neon orange glitter and just a little black glitter in a container and mixed it up. Make sure you have a plate, glitter tray, or wax paper under the glass to catch the excess glitter.
Then start pouring the glitter onto the mod podge.
Rotate the glass around while you sprinkle glitter so it covers the whole stem that’s painted with Mod Podge. Tap the glass to shake off the extra glitter.
The glitter stem should look 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 one to 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/ top coat.
I wanted my glitter a little thicker so I added a second coat of glitter.
Add another thin layer of Mod Podge over the glitter and repeat the same step of pouring the glitter on the mod podge.
Let it dry for another two hours and then use the paintbrush and gently remove the extra glitter again.
Now you can seal the glitter. I get my best results with Triple Thick since it’s extra thick and helps smooth out the bumpiness of the glittered wine glass.
Use a paintbrush and paint on a layer of Triple Thick, place the glass upside down, 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.
Since I’m making these glitter wine glasses for Halloween, I found some cute Halloween sayings.
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 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. You can check out a video of using the hinge method on a tumbler here.
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 the blue tape and the rest of paper backing off to apply the rest of the 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!
Grab a free Drink up Witches cut file here!
I have a free I’m here for the boos SVG file here.
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.
Here are some other glittered glasses ideas! I made a fun Grinch glass and then you can also just glitter the very bottom of the glass with Mod Podge!
Can you think of any other sayings to put on wine glasses?? My next project is mugs! I’ll let you know what I find!
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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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