The Darling Nomadess: How to Make: Gold Striped Glasses

Thursday, July 31, 2014

How to Make: Gold Striped Glasses

As you might know, both of my little sisters are getting married soon. Well, soon is this weekend. Amiee's wedding is on Saturday and Brittney's wedding is on Monday. With the upcoming nuptials comes the traditional bridal showers and bachelorette parties. Brittney is opting out of having bridesmaids and since I am an awesome big sister, I made myself the unofficial maid of honor and planned her bachelorette party and bridal shower last weekend. Fun was had by all with laser tag, girlfriend time, and lots of my special bridal shower punch (no worries, it was non-alcoholic). To prepare, I crafted these gorgeous gold striped glasses. They were super easy to create so I figured I would share this DIY with you!

What you'll need:
Clear Glasses
Painter's Tape
Gold Spray Paint

Step One: Purchase however many clear glasses that you want! I found these gold rimmed glasses at the dollar store for $1 each! Make sure to thoroughly wash them before you begin this project!

Step Two: Create the stripes using the Painter's Tape. Make sure to secure the tape tightly and use a coin to press down the edges. I did both horizontal and vertical stripes. If I could go back and do it all over again, they would all be horizontal stripes. 

Step Three: Take your tape-covered glasses outside. Holding the spray paint about 12 inches away from a glass, cover the glass evenly with the paint. Allow to dry. If you see any bare patches, repeat step 3.

Step Four: Once glasses are completely dry, remove the tape. Place glasses on a cookie sheet and place in a cold oven. Heat oven to 250 degrees. Once heated, leave glasses in the oven for 5 minutes then turn oven off (leave glasses in the oven!). Once the oven is completely cooled down, remove the glasses and enjoy your beautiful work of art!

What DIY's have you created recently?

With Love,

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  1. This looks like a super simple tutorial! I can't wait to try it!

  2. OMG .. what a cool DIY! Do you have to use special paint to adhere to the glass ?


  3. Superb idea. Wonder how long the paint will last?

  4. These look like so much fun! My best friend is getting married in December, I may just need to do this. Congrats to your family!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  5. I. LOVE. THIS. These are gorgeous and I love them. Done and done!
    PS- love the combo!

  6. Cute! I have to agree that I like the horizontal stripes much better. I would imagine it doesn't feel to great on your mouth to put it against the painted stripe.

  7. So cute!

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  8. Wow!! Beautiful!! I can't believe your two sisters are both getting married around the same time! I hope the weddings go very well and that everyone has a great time! Congrats to them both!

    xo, gina

  9. I love this, what an incredible idea

  10. What a fun way to personalize glasses to any occasion!

  11. SUCH a great idea. For sure using this as inspiration!

    Xo Michelle

  12. These are so fun! And the straws are adorbs too!

  13. OMG this is awesome! I have to do this now :)

  14. These are so awesome. I'm going to have to take some of our basic glasses and glam them up a bit now :)

  15. What a great idea! Love this DIY! Can't wait to try it!


  16. These are so cute! What an easy DIY. Can't wait to hear about your sisters' weddings!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  17. This is so simple yet so cool! The glasses look great.

    Nicole to the Nines

  18. Cool idea! Love the gold the best! Lots of crafty girls on here :-)
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  19. Beautiful glasses, and they look like such an easy project! Pinning this for future use. :)

    Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

  20. These are soooo cute! Will have to try this soon.

  21. these are beautiful! great way to dress up glasses

  22. Being a mess at DIY, I'm beyond impressed!! I'm stopping by via #fabfavorites linkup and I'm your newest follower via GFC, Bloglovin and Facebook (private id valeria a). Hope you will follow back, so we can stay in touch!
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  23. I LOVE this & just pinned it! I will definitely be doing this!

    Crumbs & Curls

  24. This is such an awesome idea! :-) Thank you for sharing it!

    Kelly, What Love Does

  25. Love this DIY! I've been playing around with new recipes lately (kind of DIY-ish, right?!).

    ♥Emma, of It's Emma Elise


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