Have you ever wanted to customize your own glassware? You can! Using paint markers is an easy technique to hand paint glassware to create any style of glassware that you want. Today, at select World Market stores, you can purchase your own glassware and paint them with a World Market ambassador. 

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Supplies needed:

How to Hand Paint Glassware

I have only had success with this technique using the oil-based paint markers. Regular Sharpies or paint pens don’t seem to last on the glassware.

Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers

Start by cleaning your glassware thoroughly.

Thoroughly wash glassware before painting

Use rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.

Clean glassware with rubbing alcohol

To prep your paint pen: Remove the cap. With the tip pointing up, depress the point with your finger.

Press down tip on Sharpie paint pen

Recap and shake well. Depress marker tip on the surface to saturate point.

Press tip down to release paint

Use the paint pens to draw a design on your glassware.

Helpful Tip: Any mistakes can be fixed using rubbing alcohol and a q-tip or cotton ball.

Cure your glassware: Allow glassware to dry for 24 hours. Start with a cold oven and place your painted glassware inside. Turn on the oven to 350° and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the glass to cool. You can also let it air dry for 21 days to cure if you don’t want to bake it. 

*Be sure to hand wash finished glassware.

I created three different design ideas for your glassware – a large circle pattern, a dotted monogram, and a hand-lettered design. Feel free to use any of these ideas, or create your own design with the pens.

Large Circle Pattern

Circle Glasses and Pitcher

Start with one color and draw circles on the heavy sham glass, filling in each one with the paint pen.

Draw on a large circle and fill in with the paint pen

Place more circles towards the bottom of the glass and fewer circles as you move up towards the top of the glass. I found it was easiest to work on the bottom third of the glass first with all the colors. Then, I added fewer circles to the middle third of the glass. I left the top third of the glass blank.

The paint dries quickly so you can overlap colored dots after about 60 seconds.

Circle Painted Glasses

Repeat the same process on the glass pitcher. Since the pitcher is larger than the glasses, make the circles a little larger than you did on the glasses.

Circle Painted Pitcher

Dotted Monogram

Dotted Tall Glasses and Pitcher

Place a letter sticker on the tall iced tea glass. Press firmly around the edges. (You could also use cut vinyl for this step.)

Start with your first color for the design and make small dots with the tip of the pen all around the monogram. You can do random dots or try to keep all the dots within a circle, square, or diamond shape. Continue this process with each color of your pen. 

Dot marker around monogram letter stencil

Be sure to fill in any blank spaces directly around the sticker.

Dotted monogram with sticker

Carefully peel off the letter sticker and re-use on your next glass or discard.

Dotted Monogram Tall Glass

To create the coordinating pitcher, use painters tape to create a stripe around the middle of the pitcher.

Create a stripe shape around pitcher with painter's tape

Fill in the painter’s tape with small dots like you did on the glassware. Remove the painter’s tape right away when you are done.

Dotted Striped Pitcher

Hand Lettered

Summer Sayings Glasses

Cut around the lettering design you want from the template.

Free Printable Hand Lettered Summer Sayings Template

Download: Hand Lettered Summer Sayings Template

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Use tape to adhere the design carefully to the inside of your stemless wine glass.

Tape design inside glassware

Trace the lettering on your glass. 

Trace hand lettered design onto glass

Remove the template from the inside of the glass.

Summer Sayings Glass - summer lovin

I hope this has inspired you to try out creating your own hand painted glassware. And be sure to stop by your local World Market to pick up the glassware and participate in a demo.

Painted Glasses - World Market

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Laura Silva

2 Comments on Hand Painted Glassware

    • Margie,
      I am not sure I understand your question. If you are looking for where you buy the supplies for this project you can click the links in the product supply list towards the top of the post.

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