Monday, October 8, 2012

Hand painted Sunflower Wine Glasses

Welcome back to my blog, Hillbilly Princess Diaries! This is my first post for my DIY Christmas! Find my first post Here where I explain what I'm doing! 

Technically I made this for a birthday present for my husbands cousin (who I love by the way, she is the best) but It would also make a great Christmas present for those wine lovers in your family. You can paint anything on them, not just sunflowers (Hub's cuz loves sunflowers & has been drinking wine a bit lately). These are however for decoration for her kitchen (I would imagine the paint would wash off & I haven't yet tried to figure out how to prevent that.) You do not have to be an artist to do this, trust me my sunflowers are not perfect AT ALL, but that's what makes them each different and unique.

All you need is,
Wine Glass. (I used 4 different mix-matched glasses I got at a local thrift store for .50 cents a piece, but you can buy matching glasses if that's what you prefer at the dollar store for only a dollar a piece, I just liked the mix-matched look.)
Acrylic Paint (in colors of your choice)
Paint Brushes (I used all different sizes)
and inspiration!

Green- Folk Art Brand Paint. "Apple Orchard"
Yellow-Apple Barrel Brand Paint. "Dandelion Yellow"
Black- Apple Barrel Brand Paint. "Black"

This isnt the best picture because of the big window in the background, but this is the setup I used when I painted my glasses. Pretty easy peasey! I just got me a table with a lot of light (hence the big window) so I could see good, and got to painting.

Now I did not take pictures of the steps or anything because basically what I did was super simple & really doesn't even need explaining. But I will be specific with what I did.

1. First, Clean you wine glasses, you want them to be clean when you paint them.

2. Choose your paint brushes in the sizes you want and the colors you desire.

3. It helps to look at a picture of whatever it is your going to be painting, just to keep an idea of what it looks like fresh in your mind. I just Googled "Sunflowers" under images, to give me ideas & inspiration.

4. Paint your pictures on your wine glasses. (I done 4 different wine glasses, all different size glasses with different size sunflowers on them. It's like a whole collection.)

5. Let Dry & Gift!

The hubs cousin loved hers. I told her it was a one of a kind set called the Sunflower Collection! LOL. If you decide to make a hand painted wine glass set like I did, you know the person you are making it for will get a one of a kind set that is completely unique! Thank you guys for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this gift idea, It's super cheap & super easy to make.


  1. They look really cute :)

    In regards to paint that stands up to washing, Martha Stewart crafts has a line of craft paint for glass (Including my favored glitter paint). The paints can be bought online or at Michaels.

    1. Awesome! Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely have to order some online (there isn't a Michael's within hours of where I live)...I'm glad for the tip though, that would definitely probably work a lot better! Thanks for stopping by & commenting!! :)

  2. The glasses look very cool! Can't believe that it's that lose yo Christmas

    1. Thank you! & I know right, seems like one minute you have plenty of time and then u blink and its right around the corner. Just about 2 1/2 months away now! :) Thank you for stopping by & commenting!

  3. Those are so cute! I love sunflowers (and wine)! =) Thanks for linking up to the CHQ blog hop! Hope to see you back next week!

  4. This is SUPER cute. I love how you did all of the glasses different but yet they all go together so well :)

    So glad you stopped by my blog - I'm a new follower of yours as well!!

    1. Thank you, I thought it would give them a little character to make them all different and I really loved how they turned out. Thank you soo much for stopping by, commenting, & following! :)

  5. Adorable! Wish I could paint free hand like that! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up! Come back again this Thursday night!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net


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