Holiday Entertaining: Chalkboard Wine Glasses

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I know chalkboard wine glasses have been all the rage on Pinterest.  I decided to do a twist on the classic chalkboard wine glass to create a great festive wine glass for celebrating the holidays.

Christmas Wine Glasses

These glasses are really simple to make.  First I went to World Market and bought four of their wine glasses on sale for only 99 cents each.  Next I ran by Joann’s and got traditional green chalkboard paint along with red and white gloss enamel glass paint.  Once you have all the materials on hand, it is time to get started.

DIY Christmas Wine Glasses

Step 1: Pour some of your chalkboard paint into a container large enough to dip the base of a wine glass into.  I chose to use an old tupperware that was the perfect size.

DIY Christmas Chalkboard Glasses

Step 2: Making sure your wine glass is completely clean, dip the base into your chalkboard paint. Completely submerge it to thoroughly coat it.

Making Chalkboard Wine Glasses

Step 3: Slowly lift the glass out of the chalkboard paint to minimize the bubbling.  Hold it over the container, swirling around slowing as the excess paint drips off.  Use the edge of the container to scrape the bottom of the glass before moving on to the next step.

DIY Holiday Chalkboard Wine Glasses

Step 4: Set each glass down in a flat area on a sheet of wax or parchment paper.  Make sure to move the glass every 10 minutes so that they do not stick and to remove extra paint on the bottom of the glass.

How to Make Christmas Wine Glasses

Step 5: Once the glass has had a few hours to a day to dry, flip it over to start working on the confetti red and white.  Starting with white, take your paint brush and begin dotting the glass as seen in the image below.

DIY Chalkboard Glasses Tutorial

Step 6: Once you have completed the white dots, repeat with red dotting into the gaps and overlapping the white dots.  This will create a great confetti look. You could also add in green or metallic paints to keep in the holiday theme while looking more filled in.

Making Holiday Wine Glasses

Step 7:  Allow the glasses to dry for 24-48 hours before using them.

DIY Christmas Chalkboard Glasses Tutorial

All done!  A great festive and functional addition for holiday entertaining!  Please keep in mind that these glasses are hand wash only.  Also when writing on the base, be careful to not apply too much pressure our you may knick the paint.

Christmas Wine Glass

I’m sharing this at the Dare to DIY party hosted by Decor and the DogMaybe MatildaNewly Woodwards, and Two Twenty One!

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4 thoughts on “Holiday Entertaining: Chalkboard Wine Glasses

  1. I love these! What kind of paint would you use for the designs? I would like to try these but want to use a good paint that wont wash off easy.

    • Thanks Sarah! For the red and white dots I used Americana Gloss Enamel (White & Tuscan Red color). They are great on glass and stay put when washed. For the chalkboard paint I used Folkart Chalkboard paint in 2515 Green. It is an acrylic based paint so it holds up alright under a bit of water. These glasses must be hand washed to protect the paint. Also the chalkboard paint is not as sturdy as the gloss, so make sure to write lightly with the chalk to not scratch the paint.

  2. This is such a cute project! I love the green chalkboard paint and I’m happy to see your dipping technique. Let’s just say it didn’t go so smoothly when I tried to “dip” pinecones. I think that the parchment paper could be part of the trick.

    I also love the confetti look. Very festive.

    Thakns for linking up to Dare to DIY. We’d really appreciate it if you could add a link back to one of the four hosts. =)

    • Thanks Kim!

      It was a really fun project and went smoother than I expected. I love the look of dipped pine cones and really want to try that one year.

      I am all linked up now! I guess I forget important details like linking back when trying to squeeze into the link party in the final hour after working three 10 hour days :) I am really enjoying the Dare to DIY parties! Thanks for hosting!

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