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DIY Glitter Wine Glasses: Easy How to Make Steps!

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.

glitter wine glass tutorial

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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materials to make glitter wine glasses
  • 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
  • Vinyl
  • 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.

glitter wine glass diy taped off glass

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.  

applying mod podge to wine glass stem

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.

mod podge on wine glass

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.

decorating wine glasses with glitter

The glitter stem should look like this after the first coat.

orange glittered wine glass stem

Then dump all the glitter on the plate back in your container so you can use it for the next layer.

saving glitter

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.

diy glitter wine glass tutorial

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.

adding mod podge to glitter wine glass

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!

Halloween DIY glitter wine glass

Triple thick is amazing at sealing glitter.  I use it to make all my glitter makeup brush holders.

If you’d like less glitter, I have some fun marbled DIY wine glasses and FREE wine saying SVG files.

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.

halloween sayings in cricut vinyl

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.

halloween cricut decal wine glass
I'm Here for the Boos

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.

applying vinyl to a wine glass so that it's straight

Pull up the transfer paper on one half, cut the paper underneath, and attach the decal.

applying vinyl to glass with transfer tape

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.

making halloween glitter wine glasses with vinyl decal
halloween wine glass with vinyl decal

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.

If you like glitter Halloween projects, you’ll probably love this glitter DIY glass bowl jack-o-lantern and DIY Halloween sign with FREE SVG files.

Pictures of Glitter Wine Glasses

Here are the four I made!  Love how they came out!

drink up witches diy glitter wine glass

Grab a free Drink up Witches cut file here!

Halloween wine glass with glittered stem
keep the candy, i'll take the wine wine glass

I have a free I’m here for the boos SVG file here.

I'm here for the boos glitter wine glass DIY
4 different glitter Halloween wine glasses with sayings

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!

glitter wine glasses christmas grinch

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!

If you’d like to save the tutorial for later, simply hover the image below and PIN It now!

halloween diy glitter wine glass

Here are some printable directions on how to glitter wine glasses.

How to Make Glitter Wine Glasses!

How to Make Glitter Wine Glasses!

Yield: 1 glittered wine glass
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $2

Make your own glitter wine glasses with glitter, Mod Podge, triple thick and some vinyl decals. DIY glitter wine glasses are perfect for any holiday!


  • Wine Glasses - You can get some at the Dollar Tree
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge
  • Triple Thick
  • Outdoor/Permanent Vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  • Paintbrushes


  1. Clean the wine glasses. Apply an even layer of Mod Podge to the stem and base of the wine glasses.
  2. Pour glitter over Mod Podge while rotating the glass. Let dry for 1-2 hours.
  3. Use a paintbrush to brush off extra glitter. Apply a second layer of Mod Podge to the glitter.
  4. Pour another layer of glitter over the Mod Podge. Let dry for 2 hours.
  5. Remove the extra glitter again and then apply a layer of Triple Thick over the glitter.
  6. Let the first layer dry for a few hours and add a second layer of Triple Thick to seal the glitter.
  7. Cut out permanent vinyl decals with a cutting machine. (Or you can use glass paint).
  8. Weed off extra vinyl and place transfer tape over the vinyl.
  9. Use the hinge method (describe in post) or simply center over the wine glass and press down. Remove the transfer tape.
  10. 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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  1. Katherine says:

    Hi Ms Amy,

    For the mod pudge for the glitter wine glasses, I see the one you use says Matte on the front. I purchased one that says “Sparkle”. Will that work as well? When I read the directions, it says apply to base surface then position embellishments (along with other things)…. Just want to make sure this will be okay before I attempt to make gifts for the holidays!! Thank you for your help!

  2. Hi Katherine! I honestly don’t know, I never have worked with “sparkle” mod podge but it sounds like something I’d like too! I think it would just add extra sparkle to the glitter, but I can’t say for sure. You might want to test it on an old glass or jar to see what it will look like.

  3. Katherine says:

    Ok! Thank you so much!! I will let you know how it turns out once I finish my project!!

  4. Katherine says:

    Hi Amy!! I finished my glasses and I am so excited!! They look great!! I made them for my coworkers!! Anyways, how do I upload the pictures?

  5. Kia says:

    Hello. You think the Triple Thick Clear Glaze will work as well?

  6. Hi Kia, you mean in between every layer? Probably, but it might make it pretty thick. I’d love to know if you try it!

  7. Darcy says:

    Hi, I’m completely new to crafting and I’m making some glitter glasses as gifts for Xmas 🙂
    I’ve done the stems and the vinyl transfer on the glass which is walking dead themed but I feel like something is missing.. do you think of I went over a few of the letters on the glass with glue and then glitter and then the triple thick it would work?
    As you can probably tell I don’t know what I’m doing haha
    Thanks xx

  8. Honestly, I’m not sure, but I would think you would see the triple thick. I’d probably remove the vinyl use glitter vinyl if you want it sparkly! I’d love to know what you did! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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