How to Make Festive Patriotic Stars and Stripes Wine Glasses

Amanda C, Hometalk Team
by Amanda C, Hometalk Team
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I was in a home decor store the other day and saw some fun and festive wine glasses. I instantly thought of my grandmother who loves to have various holiday-themed dishware on hand.

When I saw the price tag rang in at $12 a pop, I figured I could make my own version of the patriotic glasses for much less, while also adding sentimental value.

All it took was a steady hand, some dollar store wine glasses, and some multi-surface acrylic paint to create these firework and patriotic printed beauties.

DIY patriotic crafts

For more patriotic projects you can easily make at home, check out these 4th of July decorations and Memorial Day crafts.

Personalized glassware for Americana celebrations

I decided to do a stars and stripes glass and a fireworks print one as well.

Easy crafts: creating holiday-themed wine glasses

These glasses will work great for any Americana celebration!

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Step-by-step guide for painting festive wine glasses

Art and Craft Supplies:

Wash the wine glasses

Wash and Dry the Glasses

Begin by washing the glasses thoroughly to remove any dust particles or residue. Give them a good rinse and dry them off, preparing a clean canvas for your wine glass painting project.

DIY patriotic wine glasses for 4th of July

Fireworks Wineglass

1. Paint Spectacular Fireworks

For the first patriotic wine glass, let's create a fireworks design!

Position your paintbrush in the center of where you'd like a firework to burst and gently pull it away, allowing the paint to taper off at the end. Repeat this motion in a circular pattern and add a few additional bursts outside the circle.

4th of July decorations

2. Add a Colorful Rim

To infuse a pop of color at the base of the glass, carefully run your paintbrush along the edge, creating a vivid rim that complements the fireworks above.

Personalized wine glasses

3. Embellish with Polka Dots

To give your personalized wine glass a playful and whimsical touch, dip the opposite end of your paintbrush into the paint and dab it sporadically on the glass to create polka dots.

These delightful dots will add charm and character to your festive glassware.

Add star stickers to the bottom of the glass

Stars and Stripes Wineglass

1. Paint the Bottoms

For the second glass, we'll craft a stars and stripes design.

Begin by placing star stickers along the bottom of the glass, ensuring they are covered entirely. Then, dab paint over the stickers, coating the bottom of the glass.

Allow the paint to dry, creating a patriotic display of stars.

Stick tape onto the wine glass

2. Wrap the Stem in a Ribbon

For the swirled stripe take a piece of tape and wrap it around the stem and the rest of the glass. *Be sure to leave space between the tape. this will serve as a guideline for the subsequent steps.

Creative glass painting - adding stripes

3. Paint and Create Stripes

Next, paint a stripe of red paint next to the tape, which will act as a guideline for the other two stripes. Once the red stripe has dried, paint a white line beside it, followed by a red line adjacent to the white line, nestled between the two red stripes.

Curing wine glasses in the oven

Cure Your Glasses

This step is crucial to ensure the longevity of your patriotic wine glasses.

Before turning your oven on, place the glasses on a baking sheet and put them in the oven. Now, turn the oven to 350 degrees and let them bake for 30 minutes.

*Do Not Preheat the Oven - it is important that the glasses warm up with the oven.

When the 30 minutes is up, turn off the oven and allow the glasses to cool inside. Remember to hand wash only, as these personalized glasses deserve gentle care.

DIY Americana wine glasses

Admiring these festive and eye-catching wine glasses, I can't help but feel excitement bubbling up for the upcoming 4th of July festivities.

The best part about this creative project is its versatility. You can personalize the designs and unleash your imagination to match any occasion or theme.

Fourth of July Decorations

So why not give it a try? Channel your inner artist, save some money, and create unique, sentimental pieces that will undoubtedly impress your loved ones.

Suggested materials:
  • Wine Glasses   (Dollar Store)
  • Acrylic Paint (Multi Surface)   (Michael's)
Frequently asked questions
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  • Nola Nola on Apr 20, 2017

    Did you remove the star stickers or just leave them covered up with the paint?


  • Jcourtney Jcourtney on May 26, 2017

    Could you add a clear sealer like decoupage over the paint to help the colored paint last longer?

  • Barbara Barbara on Jun 25, 2017

    Can this be done on plastic glasses, waiting a few days for the paint to cure without heating in the oven? Has anyone tried plastic glasses?

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  • Brenda Thompson Brenda Thompson on Jun 04, 2017

    Need to do this!

  • Rik29402131 Rik29402131 on Nov 02, 2017

    There is one warning, multi-surface acrylic is nowhere near as durable as GLOSS acrylic paint... Anything but gloss will flake and fade after only about three washings in the top rack of your dishwash while the gloss will last for over a year of regular use. (Yes, I've done glass painting for over a decade and don't waste your cash at the craft stores that "claim" to be opaque glass paint cuz it's nothing more than a re-labeled bottle of gloss. Transparent true glass paints can also be used on cool things consisting of a gold or silver base or even on a mirror for mind blowing effects. Imagine what you could do with a clear wine glass with a gold colored metal stem. Same oven baking concept also. Just make sure you don't leave any air bubbles or you'll have to touchup and rebake again later.