Monday, June 16, 2014

Red daylily flower painted wine glass tutorial

It’s time for another painted wine glass tutorial.  A few days ago the red day lilies started to bloom in my front yard.  They were just so breathtakingly beautiful that I just had to paint a version of one on a wine glass and with this easy tutorial you can too!

You will need:

Acrylic gloss paint (It will say it’s for glass on the label) Red, black, yellow, lt. green

Wine glasses


Paper towels

Liner brush

Flat brush

Tape measure and clear tape

Cotton swab or toothpick

Paper plate or palette to hold your paint

Home oven and cookie sheet

1.     Wash and dry the wine glasses.  Wipe down the glasses with alcohol to remove any residue, oils or finger marks.

2.     Wrap the tape measure around the bowl of the glass.  Attach with clear
tape.  Thin some red paint with water and make dots two inches apart for a total of six. (My wine glass was 12 inches in circumference.  If yours is smaller make allowances for six equal sections. Remove the tape measure. Using the thinned paint make petal shapes using the dots as guides.  It is not important to be perfect since flower petals are not perfect.

3.    Turn the glass over and work on the outside bottom of the glass.  Use the liner brush with black paint to make dots on the bottom of the bowl, a bit down the stem and some on the lower petal areas.  Let dry.  Add some black lines in between the dots.  (See photo) Let dry.

Inside of glass view

Inside of glass view

4.     Load the liner brush with yellow paint and add some longer yellow lines in between the black dots.  (See photo)  Do this in every petal space. 

Inside of glass view

5.    Paint the entire bottom black.  This will make the center of the flower appear darker on the inside of the glass.  Let dry. 

6.    Load the flat brush with red paint and fill in the first petal right over top of the dried dots and lines.  Continue with red paint filling in the second petal, but before the paint is dry, dip a corner of the flat brush in black paint and use it sideways to darken the area between the petals.  Rinse and dry your brush.  Continue making petals in this manner till you have filled in all six petals.  Let dry.

7.    Repeat step six for a second coat. Let dry.

8.    Paint the stem lt. green and let dry completely.  If you make any mistakes you can easily fix it with a cotton swab and alcohol or scrape it with a toothpick.  The paint is not set until you bake it.

Inside view

9.    Place your wine glasses on a cookie sheet and put in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes.  Let cool in the oven before removing.  (Don’t worry it won’t melt)


  1. Stunning! I love this! Thanks Crystal ;o)

  2. This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this on my Themed Blog & Shop Hop!

  3. this is great! And it looks pretty easy! Totally pinning this one!
    Shana at Technotini

  4. Thanks for this fabulous tutorial and such a beautiful project! You have been featured at the Awesome Things Tuesday linky party!

  5. Beautiful work. Best regard.

  6. I think this is really a stunning creation. I think I would totally need to "pencil in" the design before creating it as you did. I really like the way it turned out! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Style Linkup!

  7. Beautiful. I'm not sure that I could do it, but if I could, I'd want to make it as good as this. Thanks for sharing with Creative Style!

  8. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

  9. Does the paint on the glasses chip over time? Or does baking the glasses prevent that?

    1. Hi Paige,
      Thanks for your comment. The baking does keep the paint from chipping off over time. Although the glass would be top rack dishwasher safe, due to the high temperatures of dishwashers I always recommend hand washing.

    2. Thank you so much! Looks like these are what I'll be making my best friend for Christmas! :D


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