My kids are old enough that we can all use glass to drink out of now. However, it seems they haven’t outgrown using a million cups everyday to drink from. There’s always a sink full of glasses because they take a new one whenever they get a drink. I thought about doing monograms or even names, but I really wanted a set of drinking glasses that were more stylish and grown up. So instead, I went with the color code system.
It all started with this box of drinking glasses I bought at the thrift store for $3.54.
The set includes 6 tall glasses and 6 short glasses. There are six of us, so that’s just perfect!
In case you’re wondering how I got this pretty effect, I used DecoArt’s new Crystal Gloss Enamels.
They dry clear and were perfect for this project! I started by turning the glasses upside down and painting in downward strokes. I didn’t paint all the way to the rim as DecoArt suggests that the paint should not touch surfaces that will be in contact with food.
Then I added decorations by dipping the handle end of my paintbrush into the enamels and dotted them onto the glasses.
I created flowers using this method as well.
They need to dry for 48 hours.
Then after 48 hours, you place them into a cold oven. Then shut the door and turn the oven on to 200 F. Set your timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn off the oven and open the door. Allow the glasses to cool in the open oven.
Now give them a quick wash with warm soapy water and rinse. They are now ready to use!
Info from DecoArt: Once painted glassware has dried for 48 hours and been baked according to label instructions, items should be top rack dishwasher safe. Avoid using pot-scrubber cycles. Be aware that some dishwasher detergents can etch glassware and harm hand painted items. When hand-washing, do not soak. Gently wash in warm, soapy water, immediately rinse in cool water and place on a dish towel to air dry.