How to Decorate Plastic Wine Glasses

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How to Decorate Plastic Wine Glasses
Paint a plastic wine glass for a personalised touch. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Personalised wine glasses can lend a touch of fun to a party. While you can personalise or paint glass wine glasses, plastic wine glasses may be more suitable when you're entertaining at a picnic or an outside gathering. Painting the wine glasses can let you lend your own touch to the style and theme of your gathering, and give your guests a small keepsake of your entertaining.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Dishwashing soap
  • Craft paint
  • Stencil
  • Masking tape
  • Paper plate
  • Paper towels

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  1. 1

    Wash your plastic wine glasses with a mild dishwashing soap and water. Let the glasses dry thoroughly before you start painting.

  2. 2

    Place a stencil against the plastic wine glass in the position where you want the painted design to be featured. Carefully smooth down the stencil and tape the edges down with masking tape.

  3. 3

    Pour a small amount of each of the colours you'll be applying onto a paper plate. Dip the tip of your paintbrush into the paint and blot off any excess onto a clean portion of the paper plate.

  4. 4

    Apply paint to the plastic wine glass, using the edges of the stencil as a guide. Paint all of the areas of the same colour first. For example, if your design is a flower with green leaves, paint all the green surfaces first, before moving onto a different colour.

  5. 5

    Rinse out your brush with water, blot it dry on a paper towel and then apply the next colour in your design onto the plastic wine glass.

  6. 6

    Let the glasses dry for several hours, then carefully peel off the stencils. Let the plastic wine glasses dry for at least 24 hours before use.

Tips and warnings

  • You can find stencils and plastic-safe acrylic paints suitable for this work at craft and shops.
  • Don't paint inside the rim of the glass. Never use lead-based paints.

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