These personalized glitter wine glasses make fancy favors or gifts for someone special. And the outside is sealed, so no shedding mess!
Glitter dipped wine glasses are all the rage right now. But they are everywhere and I figured it’s time to expand our horizons! I asked myself, “What other ways are there to use glitter and vinyl to personalize a wine glass?”
This is what I came up with. A fancy wine glass design that will look a bit more upscale at your event or wedding reception. And here’s how you can make it yourself!
Personalized Glitter Wine Glasses – Detailed Written Instructions
There is a printed summary card, followed by a step-by-step video at the end of this post. Let’s get started …
What You’ll Need
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- glitter. The purple glitter in the title image, and image at the end of the post, is the blend here. I link to the teal, turquoise, and silver glitters from the video below, in step 2.
- rhinestone or pearl sticker border decoration. I used this one in clear for the video.
- 1″ tall vinyl name. Either make your own like I did with a Cricut Maker machine. Or make it easier on yourself and buy your names already cut. 1″ tall is easiest, in a thick font.
The Prep & Application Supplies
- scallop edge template. You can download the template free for personal use.
- electrical tape
- Mod Podge Hard Coat
- Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe (The Mod Podges are dry to touch in 1-2 hours. And fully cured for getting wet in 28 days. If you try any other brands of glue/sealer, please let me know how it goes!)
- cotton balls
- stack of paper
- transfer paper or contact paper
- soft bristle brushes
The Tidiness Supplies
- wax paper
- lint roller
- nail polish remover
- precision-tip cotton swabs
- If not purchasing the name, a cutter such as the Cricut Maker.
- fine weeding pen or stainless steel picks (One of these picks is what I use in the video).
- burnisher or plastic card
1. Clean, Mark Glass & Apply Design Templates
Rubbing alcohol easily cleans dirt and grease from the glass. Thoroughly rub an alcohol-soaked cotton ball around the outside of the glass. Let dry a few seconds.
Next, draw a level circle where you’d like the top scallop design to start and bottom edge of glitter to end. You can also measure water to the desired levels and use that as a guide.
Draw Level Lines on Glass
Next, mark the glass. Make dots where you’d like to apply the top scallop template and the bottom electrical tape. Between these dots is where the glitter will fall.
Next, place books and/or paper to the height of the top dot. Firmly hold the marker horizontal on the paper. Twirl the glass against the open tip of the marker until you’ve marked all the way around the glass.
Repeat at the bottom dot.
Apply Design Template & Electrical Tape
Cut the scallop design into contact paper or transfer paper. Remove the backing and apply it so the scallops are just at your marked line.
Apply electrical tape just below the lower line. Then clean the marker lines off with a cotton ball and alcohol.
2. Apply Two Layers of Glitter Inside Design
I use Hard Coat Mod Podge for the base layers to give the design a more solid foundation. (Because this is what Minderella Creations uses when making her resin-sealed glasses.)
- Brush on the Mod Podge in a smooth layer. This is my favorite brush.
- Sprinkle glitter in a thick layer over the Mod Podge. I alternated between this turquoise and this teal, for a slight ombre effect.
- Let set 10 minutes.
- Remove the scallop template and electrical tape. Careful! The glitter is still wet. I do this so soon because I had trouble removing the template in a clean line after Hard Coat Mod Podge started to set. It turns rubbery and kind of tugs at the glitter.
- Let dry one hour.
- Apply a second layer of Hard Coat Mod Podge, using a small brush to get the edges of the design.
- Lightly sprinkle a contrasting layer of glitter over the first. I used this silver holographic glitter.
- Let dry one hour.
3. Apply Wine Glass Name and Rhinestone Decoration
Now that the glitter is on your glass, it is time to fancy it up! I used a vinyl name that I cut with my Cricut Maker. It is 1″ tall and Pacifico font.
After cutting, I weeded the surrounding vinyl. So all that remained on the backing was the name. You can also buy a name for a couple of dollars.
- Apply transfer tape or contact paper to the front of the name. And burnish it onto the letters.
- Lift the vinyl name off the the backing by lifting the transfer tape from the vinyl backing. The name should come off with the tape.
- Transfer the name to the glitter. First rub the name onto the glitter as best you can. Then, using a fine weeding tool or metal pick, help the vinyl release from the transfer tape.
- After transfer tape is off, burnish the name tighter onto the glitter.
- Finally, remove the rhinestone sticker decoration from it’s backing. Apply it halfway off the bottom edge of the glitter.
4. Put Sealant on the Finished Wine Glass
Because this is a glass to be washed, I used Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge as an outer sealant. Apply the final three coats of Mod Podge in this order:
- Apply one coat of Hard Coat Mod Podge over the name, glitter, and rhinestone sticker decoration. Spend a little time getting the sealer in all the nooks and crannies of the decor. Let dry one hour.
- Add the first coat of Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge over everything. Let dry 2 hours.
- Finish with the second coat of Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge.
Note: According to label directions, both types of Mod Podge take four weeks to fully cure.
They will be dry to the touch within an hour or two. And feel totally normal within a day or two.
Because you do not want your glass to be tacky, avoid moisture on the outside for the full four weeks.
After that, technically it is dishwasher safe. But I am leery of all the spaces around the decoration. So recommend hand washing only.
5. Tidy Up the Finished Wine Glass
If you are like me, you aren’t perfect with glue. That’s okay!
- First, use a razor blade and/or the metal pick and scrape off excess Mod Podge sealant on the glass and around your decorations.
- Finalize the clean up by using precision-tip cotton swabs dipped in nail polish remover to take away any remaining smudges.
You are done. Congratulations!
Here is a printable summary of the tutorial. Followed by the step-by-step video …
Video Tutorial: Personalized Glitter Wine Glasses
The full start-to-finish detailed tutorial is 32 minutes long. You can skip through to each step using the timestamps just below the video.