Wine glasses are one of the commonly gifted items. These are presented on various occasions and are a popular birthday, anniversary or wedding favors as well. So if you are planning to have these as a gift or favor then why not personalize them to make a unique piece. How about painting these cute wine glasses in colorful designs? What's more, you can use these hand painted wine glasses as one of the decorative pieces for enhancing the home decor.
Painting wine glasses to present them as gifts, for decorating your home or just because you love glass painting? Well, whatever be the reason, this article will help you in making hand painted wine glasses. Let's see how to have those pretty wine glasses ready.
Wine Glass Painting Basics
You can either get the glasses from your set of glassware or just get various types of wine glasses from dollar store or craft store. Next, you need the painting brushes in various sizes. You can get soft to medium bristles as required for the design. Paint colors play an important role in the job of making hand painted wine glasses. Acrylic paint colors especially, suitable for glass painting must be bought. Now, there are two types in these, opaque colors and transparent colors. Opaque, as the name suggests, are solid colors through which light cannot pass. So if you don't want the colors to change their shade due to the effect of light passing through it, use these. The transparent colors allow light to pass through, which actually give a natural look to the painted glass. The transparent colors come in glossy as well as frosted finish. These are air dry colors which are not known to be suitable for items washed regularly.
So for a permanent paint you can opt for bake-on colors which are known to be extremely durable and permanent.
Some air-dry paints can also be further baked if desired to increase their durability. So with a range of options in paint colors you need to choose the type correctly, each type has a number of shades available. Remember not to mix two paints of different formulation, like using an air-dry and a bake-on together is not recommended. So have all the shades in same type of paint line to have the best wine accessory ready.
Wine Glass Design Ideas
Once you have the material ready, just wash the glass and get started to have the decorated wine glasses. If you are making some hand painted wine glasses for weddings you can use floral designs. A single large flower or a number of small flowers, it's your choice. A single diagonally painted calla lily is sure to look pretty. You can have flowers covering half of the glass, from the base along with the stem. You can either opt for simple white, pink, lavender colors or jazzy orange, red and yellow for paining the glass. Hand painted wine glasses with grapes are much popular and look lovely. You can have a set of these on your dining table or in the showcase.
Painting the glass in black branches design is a great idea to have a unique piece. Fall leaves can make best hand painted wine glasses for fall decor. To have some elegant pieces you can use silver, golden, bronze or metallic shades and paint curvy prints, stripes or just paint the stem and border of the mouth. Hand painted birthday wine glasses can have zebra print, leopard spots or giraffe prints. You can have hand painted personalized wine glasses by writing the name or initial of an individual graced by simple design and give these as birthday favors. Using jazzy shades, classic color combinations and unique designs, you can have some really funky hand painted wine glasses. Read more on glass painting tips.
While gifting hand painted wine glasses, you can give a pair of these. While painting a design it is best to have the same in more pieces to make a decorative set of wine glasses ready to be used whenever required. So get the best shades, best paint line and draw some artistic strokes to have classic wine glasses ready.