In addition to my DIY Christmas Sugar Scrubs, I also painted (5) Wineglasses & (2) Mugs for $2.28 each, AND to top it off, they’re dishwasher safe! Here’s how:
I got mine from Home Depot because I had a coupon making mine $10; however, they have them on Jet.com for $11.99 + Free Shipping! NOTE: You want to use Oil-Based Sharpies, because they will last a long time once baked and can survive the dishwasher. Regular markers/sharpies will wash off in no time flat, and you don’t want your precious art drifting away!
2. Purchase plain Wine Glasses & Mugs
I went to Goodwill & Dollar Tree and purchased them for $1/each. I like Goodwill because you can find more unique pieces, but if you’re wanting to do a set of glasses, Dollar Tree may be a safer bet. You may also want to look at Garage Sales, because you can find some steals of a deal! I prefer plain so you have a clean slate for your artwork. If you prefer to work with what’s on the glass/mug, I say go for it!
3. Clean and Paint
I hand-washed, dried, and removed any stickers, because a clean surface is important, since you will be painting them. Next, Painting Time! Since I’m no artist, I chose to do a simple variety of dots on the wine glasses that started from the stem in an abundance and then descended into fewer as I got closer to the rim of the glass. As for the mugs, I chose to paint an initial. Here are some more ideas:
- Place stickers on the surface & paint around it with dots, so once you remove the sticker, you see the outline.
- Paint a silly word on the inside, so once you finish your drink, it’ll be like a little surpise.
- Paint on the bottom of the mug or along the side, so when they’re drinking, it looks like they have a mustache/lips/teeth.
- Inspirational words on the side or funny quotes, always will bring a smile to those receiving the gift.
- Be Creative – there’s no right/wrong!
4. Bake at 350 Degrees for 30 Minutes
After pre-heating the oven, I placed my wine glasses and mugs on a cookie sheet, and placed them on the middle slot in the oven, so they were evenly baked. Once 30 minutes has passed, make sure to turn off the oven and let them cool for about an hour or so.
5. You’re done – enjoy!
Since I gave mine as Christmas gifts, I added a cute little bow to the bottom of each wine glass, with a hand-made paper tag. You could add to it by putting some goodies, such as chocolates inside the glasses, for them to enjoy with their wine.
- (5) Sharpies (I had a coupon) = $10
- (5) Wine Glasses for $1/each = $5
- (2) Mugs for $0.50 each – On sale at Goodwill = $1
- Total: $2.28 per Wine Glass/Mug
If I got them for the $11.99 price as mentioned earlier, it would have been $2.57 (give or take with tax), still not bad!
Have more DIY ideas for cheap? I’d love to hear about them!
– Mrs. Pierce