Introduction: Chalkboard Wine Glasses

These wine glasses have a chalkboard painted bottom so that your guests can write their names on the glasses and know which glass belongs to who in an instant.

I've seen this idea bouncing around the internet for a bit like here and some other site I can't seem to find again, but I figured I'd try it myself to see if it really was as ridiculously easy as it looks.

Well it is, it's insanely easy to do. No skill required. OK, the vague skill of pointing a spraypaint can in the right direction is needed, but that's about it.

Step 1: What You Need

Wine glasses
Chalkboard spraypaint
Masking tape
Newspaper (not shown/invisible)

Step 2: Wrap and Paint

Tape around the stem where you want the paint to end. Then just tape on a piece of newspaper and stuff the other end inside the wine glass. You've now covered up everything you don't want chalkboard paint on. Easy!

Now... paint! Be in a well-ventilated area and wear a respirator and apply at least 2 to 3 light coats of spraypaint, letting the paint dry out between coats. 15 minutes is usually plenty of time.

Step 3: Enjoy!

With the paint dry, take off the tape and let it sit for 24 hours before you use it the first time. Your glasses are now ready to be written on with chalk.

For a cleaner and more colorful look for the names, I used Chalk Ink markers.

Now write some names down and drink up!


CaraH5 made it! (author)2016-01-12

Love it, great idea! Do you know if the bottom of the glass can get wet? Can it be hand washed?

dtoksoz made it! (author)2015-11-13

Thanks a lot for the idea

pbilling made it! (author)2014-04-16

Very cute & Creative!

raviolikid made it! (author)2011-12-16

These look sharp! And I didn't know there was such a thing as chalk ink markers. Neat!

fungus amungus made it! (author)fungus amungus2011-12-16

They're pretty slick, I gotta admit. Nice vibrant colors.

sbttw2003 made it! (author)sbttw20032012-05-25

I looked but couldn't find the markers, do you remember where you got them??

fungus amungus made it! (author)fungus amungus2012-05-29
sbttw2003 made it! (author)sbttw20032012-05-29

Thanks :D

FiorelaSara made it! (author)2011-12-23

loooooooooooveeeee it!

farfallascura13 made it! (author)2011-12-17

Love it, very creative and what a fun way to personalize a party.

WUVIE made it! (author)2011-12-17

Oh my gosh, I just love this idea!

Lindie made it! (author)2011-12-17

Great idea! Looks cool, too!

craftydan made it! (author)2011-12-16

Neat Idea!

How durable is the paint-on-glass?

fungus amungus made it! (author)fungus amungus2011-12-16

Quite durable, although I've heard that it is NOT dishwasher safe. Haven't tried that out myself.

canucksgirl made it! (author)2011-12-16

Awesome idea. :)

mikeasaurus made it! (author)2011-12-16

Fun twist on the named glasses idea, I like it!

raviolikid made it! (author)2011-12-16

Invisible newspaper! What an invention! I'll bet it really cuts down on the amount going into landfills.

jessandstavro made it! (author)2011-12-16

So clever and a vast improvement over all the cheesy wine charms. Great gift idea!

Ninzerbean made it! (author)2011-12-16


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