Birch/Aspen Wine Glasses

3 Materials
4 Hours

I am so excited to find a glass paint that works and stays on glasses! I made these birch/aspen wine glasses - it was so easy and inexpensive to do!

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You'll need:

Wine Glasses

Paint Brushes

Apple Barrel Multi surface Black and White Paint

Start by washing and drying the glasses. Then wipe the entire glass off with an alcohol prep pad or rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to remove all fingerprints, oils, etc from the glass.

Paint the base and stem with the white paint.

I decided to tap the base with my paintbrush to give it some texture and hide the stroke marks better.

Start making branches up the side of the glass. There is no right or wrong way - just have fun.

Let this paint dry completely.

Next take your black paint and lightly tap little lines onto the trunk and branches. Again there is no right or wrong way to do this.

Let this dry for 1 hour.

To Bake Set the paint... Place glasses in a cool oven, set the temp to 350 degrees, bake for 30 minutes, turn off oven and let cool completely inside the oven. It's top rack dishwasher safe after cured. I have used my glasses several times and put them in the dishwasher every time to truly test this method. I'm excited to say they're holding up well and look as good as it did the day I painted them.

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Dian Mansell
    on Jan 9, 2019

    could you put a pigment into the white to have a colour

  • Crystle Gibson
    on Jan 9, 2019

    just trying to clarify.

    is that 30 minutes from the time you turn the oven on or it’s 30 minutes after pre-heating ends?

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Jan 9, 2019

      Great question - hopefully the video will help a little bit to clarify as well. I placed the glasses in the oven while it was cool and turned it on to 350. When it reached 350 I turned the timer on for 30 minutes. When the timer was done, I turned the oven off and left them in the oven until they were completely cool.

  • Sunny
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Does Apple Barrel multi surface really work? You don't need the enamel? I have all but given up trying to paint on glass! Do you use a specific type of brush? I always have to go over and over to cover well. Your glasses look great! Thanks!

    • Chrismohr
      on Feb 4, 2019

      i have used Apple Barrel paint on all of the glasses I have painted. I do bake them in the oven as described, however, I have not put them in the dishwasher. Even if you use them every day, it only takes a few seconds to wash them by hand as you would any other fine glass or crystal.

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  • Linda Anderson
    on Jan 27, 2019

    I think you should let people know never to paint above the lip line on a cup or glass. Dishes you paint under side of glass only. Never put food or drink where it can be contaminated by the paint. Please read directions on the paint you are using.

  • Linda Botbyl
    on Feb 25, 2019

    love birch trees! They were one of my grandma Edith's favorites and also one of mine. I planted a birch tree in almost every home we have lived in. This is lovely what you have done and im definitely going to copy your wonderful artsey idea!!! thankyou. linda botbyl Niagara falls Canada

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