Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hand painted Sunflower wine glass

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and here you are trying to think of something you can get Mom that she doesn’t already have?  A gift card is so impersonal, but a handmade creation is something she will treasure forever.  Why not serve her breakfast in bed and include her orange juice in a hand-painted sunflower wine glass? Or better yet, just stick that gift card in the wineglass and tie a ribbon bow around the stem.  Not an artist?  No problem, just follow these easy step-by-step directions and you will have a wineglass to be proud of. 

You will need:

Gloss acrylic paint (specifically for glass, it will say it on the label) in yellow, yellow ochre, brown, black and green

Wine glass (The dollar store is a great source for wineglasses in all sizes

Two paintbrushes, medium flat and small liner


Paper towels

Paper plate

Home oven and baking sheet

1.     Wipe the glass all around with a paper towel saturated with alcohol to remove all oils and dust.

2.     Squirt some of each color of glass paint on a paper plate.  Load the larger brush with some brown paint.  Working with a dabbing motion, paint a large circle shape on the center of the glass.  Rinse your brush out with some water. While the paint is still wet on the glass, dab some black paint all around the edges of the brown circle.  Rinse brush.  Dab some yellow paint on the inner edges of the black paint all around.  Finish by dabbing some back in the shape of a smaller circle in the center. Rinse your brush. (See photo)

3.     Load your brush with some yellow paint and begin painting petal shapes.  Vary the sizes, and don’t worry about perfection.  Natural petals are tear shaped and pointed at the ends, but not perfect.  Continue adding petals until you have gone completely around the center.  While the paint is still wet on the glass outline the petals with the darker yellow ochre color.  Let dry.

4.     Use the liner paintbrush and some black paint to make some pointed lines all around the center of the flower.  (See photo) Let dry.

5.     Repeat steps 2 through 4 to make another sunflower on the opposite side of the glass.  Let dry.

6.     Starting from a petal on each side, paint a green line down the stem of the wineglass. Add four leaf shapes on the base.  Paint the entire stem green and let dry.  Use the liner brush to paint vein lines with black paint on the leaves.

7.     Set the paint so you can wash your wine glass by baking in a 325-degree oven for 30 minutes.  Let the oven cool before removing the glass.

Note:  By heat setting the wineglass it is top rack dishwasher safe, but I always recommend hand washing.  This project is quick, easy and inexpensive.  Acrylic glass paint dries quickly so why not make a whole set?


  1. I like how you used the stem! I see those pretty painted wine glasses at gift shops, but never thought I could make them myself. Do you place them on cookie sheet when baking?

  2. Yes Annie I place the glasses on a cookie sheet to bake them...let the oven cool before removing them and they will be washable! Easy and fun to make. You can even sign the bottom with a glass paint marker for a even more personal touch! :-)

  3. So beautiful! I love this idea! And, you are so right about making it personal and signing the bottom ;o)

  4. I love this idea, so pretty........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  5. I wish I could paint like that! I'm more of a 'dip it in paint and see what happens'! This is beautiful!
    Thank you so much for sharing on Much Ado About Monday - please come back and party with us next week!!


  6. So pretty! Wish I could do something like that! You are so talented! So glad you linked up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what goods you bring next week! Hope you have a great weekend! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  7. Thanks for stopping by last week's Saturday Showcase! What an awesome project! Stop by next week to link up some more cool projects!

    Have a great week!

  8. I've been looking for a house warming gift for my daughter and her husband and a set of these would be perfect. Enjoy your weekend.

  9. This is so cute! I think I might give it a shot, I have a bunch of wine glasses in my basement that are begging for a paint job!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Whip it Up Wednesday!

  10. Beautiful!
    Thank you so much for sharing this on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.
    I look forward to seeing what you share with us all this week :)
    Marigolds' Loft

  11. What a great gift idea! Looks fun and easy. Thanks for sharing.

  12. LIKE it...Yes, I CAN do that! Thanks and if MOM is making it I suggest: make one for myself/yourself and one to gift to a friend!


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