A few weeks before Christmas, my mom quickly showed me a picture of chalkboard dipped wine glasses and mentioned how cool they looked, so I decided since I'm strapped for money this holiday I would make her a set of these.
Just Short of Crazy's blog post about these and thought what the heck, they look easy enough, I'll make a few of them.
I picked up four wine glasses I liked from the dollar store; these ones are big and bubbly! I went to Wal-Mart to find the Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint in a can, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Just as I was about to give up and put it off until I could head to another Wal-Mart, I saw this!:
I was so excited to find this, and for less than 4 bucks. After I gathered the glasses and the paint, I went home and washed all of the glasses. I didn't want any dirt on the glasses to prevent the paint from sticking. I taped off where I wanted the paint to stop, about halfway up the stem of the glass.
I grabbed a few pieces of paper towel to wrap around the top of the glass and tape it around the bottom also. When all of the glass was covered, I sprayed the bottoms with one coat, let them dry upside down, then sprayed another coat.
Once the second coat of paint was dry, I took off the paper towel and peeled off the tape, and there were beauuuutiful glasses!
A few tips:
- When you're spraying the paint, spray into the wind...or you'll end up with chalkboard speckled forearms as well as chalkboard speckled glasses lenses :( Oops. I scrubbed and scrubbed to try to clean my hands and arm but after some handy dandy Google-ing, I discovered that WD-40 works wonders! Just rub it on then wash it off good with soap and water.
- Make sure when you first tape off the stems, you don't leave any gaps so that when the glasses are drying upside down none of the paint drips under the tape like one of mine did. It scrapes right off with your finger nail so it's not a huge deal, but it's easier if you just tape it good to start with.
- I honestly don't know how these would last through the dishwasher, so to be on the safe side I would only recommend handwashing the top of the glass so none of the paint scrubs off.
Enjoy your glasses!
Thanks again to Deb from Just Short of Crazy for this awesome idea! My mom LOVED them.