Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12 Projects of Christmas: Chalkboard Wine Glasses

One of my favorite things to do over the holidays is sit and share a glass of good wine with friends! But if you're like us, at some point you all put your glasses down and a few minutes later have that moment of "wait--whose glass belongs to who?!" Wine charms are cute, but I wanted something fun and different. I've seen the idea on Pinterest, and I decided that this would be a great addition to any Holiday party or even make a great gift!

Look at how fun these are!  Guests can write their names on their own glasses, and I like the look of the matte black paint against the glass.

These are SO easy to make, too!!

Grab your materials:

A 4-pack of wine glasses
Paint brush
Chalkboard paint
Chalk (not pictured)


Start by painting a layer of chalkboard paint around the bottom of each glass.  You'll want to let it set for 1 hour, then paint a second layer and let it dry 1 hour.  Hold the bottom of the wine glass up to the light and see if you can see any light through it.  If you can, add another layer of paint.  Once you've added enough layers of paint, let the paint cure for 24 hours.

Once it's cured, scribble some chalk over the chalk paint...

...and then wipe it off.  This sets the paint up and makes it ready to be used repeatedly.

Then go for it!  Pass your glasses out to your guests, give them a piece of chalk (I used white, but how fun would it be to use multi-colored chalk?!), and let the festivities begin!

Like I said, a fun addition to you Christmas or New Year's party, or a great gift for anyone!

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xoxo, Melissa


  1. These are so cute!! I love this idea!! I'm a new follower, love your blog!

  2. I just love that idea! I am a new follower and I hope you follow me too! Come a visit and I hope you like what you see!

  3. Thanks everyone! I hope you get a chance to make these, even if they are just for your own personal use. They are so easy, and a lot more fun than basic little wine charm :)

    Lauren and Dee, I'm your newest follower! Thanks for following me!!

    xoxo, M