Updated on May 25, 2023
DIY Painted Pint Glass for Dad. Use a vinyl stencil to create a fun, painted pint glass as a gift for Father’s Day or even your special guy’s birthday.
Father’s Day is coming up!
I think it is hard to come up with fun ideas for my husband. He tends to buy whatever he wants and needs so there are not a lot of things on his wish list.
He doesn’t have any more room for pictures or frames at his desk at work. And even though he loves to grill, hunt, and be outdoors, we have already done gifts for most of those areas of interest. Instead, this year I decided to paint a pint glass highlighting when he became a dad.
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How to Paint a Pint Glass
Note: This project takes less than 10 minutes to create, but you will need to allow time for the paint to cure before using it or giving it as a gift.
Create a Stencil with Cricut
To start with I created a design on Cricut Design Space™. It says Dad and is underlined by a fancy swash. Below that I added EST. 2006 (established 2006) to signify the year he became a dad when our son was born.
Cricut Design Space File: Dad Pint Glass
Open the above file and you will be able to change the date to whatever date your special guy became a dad. Simply double-click on the “EST. 2006” text box and change it to your date. Be sure to choose “select all” and then attach before you cut so your design stays in the same position.
I then cut out the design using my Cricut Explore.
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Since we are using the design as a stencil, weed out all the letters. But be sure to save the negative spaces in between the letters, like the middles in the D and the A.
Apply the Stencil
Apply transfer tape to your design. Smooth over it with a popsicle stick or scraper tool.
Remove the transfer tape from the vinyl backing and carefully apply it to your glass. Smooth it on there really well and then remove the transfer tape.
Add your glass paint on your glass and spread with a paintbrush. Remove the stencil right away.
Note: You can use your weeder tool to carefully remove the little inside pieces on each of the letters and numbers. Go slow and be careful.
Use a small paintbrush to touch up any spots that need it.
Allow Paint to Cure
Allow the painted pint glass to air dry for 21 days. You can speed up the drying process by baking in the oven. Allow your design to air dry for 1 hour.
Then place your glass in a cool oven. Bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and allow the glass to cool. Wait 72 hours before using. Find full instructions for all Martha Stewart glass paints here.
If you are using a different type of glass paint, follow the instructions for the paint on how to best cure the paint.
Craft Lightning – Father’s Day Edition
This craft project is part of Craft Lightning: Father’s Day Edition. Bloggers get together to bring you crafts that take 15 minutes or less to make. Be sure to check out the hosts – The Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Busy Mom’s Helper – to check out all the great craft projects this week!
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Angie Holden says
Love this gift idea! Thanks for joining!
Laura Silva says
Thanks Angie! Thank you for hosting. Have a great weekend.