Friday, February 10, 2012

Chalkboard Paint + Wine Glasses

 In the very early stages of my Pintersting (is that even a word??) obsession I remember seeing a picture of a chalkboard painted wine glass and I knew they would make great gifts. So I decided to make these as Christmas gifts for some friends!

I picked up a box of 12 wine glasses at Walmart (I think it was around $10 which was a great deal). I did not have any painters tape so I decided to use Duct Tape and it worked pretty well but it left some sticky ickyness after removing the tape. It came off with some hot water and a little scrubbing, but I would still suggest painters tape for those who have it on hand.

I started out with some plastic grocery bags and cut them up so that they fit over the top of the glass. Then I just twisted the bag a little around the stem and used the tape to secure it.

Next I took more tape and started at the bottom of the stem of the glass (creating a crisp line to keep the paint from spreading upward) and then just twirled it around until everything was covered. I also left a longer piece of the tape once everything was covered and folded it over so that it left a "tab" to help me get the tape back off once it was finished....much easier than searching for the start of the tape (like I had to do with the roll I was using)!



I used Rust-Oleum Chalkboard spray paint (found at AC Moore)



I took a box outside and turned the glasses upside down and sprayed them. It took a good two coats (only about 10 minutes in between spraying). I could have waited 24 hours and given them another coat but I was being impatient and it worked out great with just the two.



 

Once they were dry I used some regular chalk (that comes in the box) and rubbed them covering the whole chalked surface. Be really careful on this part and take your time. The chalk can scratch the surface if you press too hard or use a sharp edge and the only way to fix it is to repaint it...booooo.



I found these Chalk Ink pens at Michaels (in a pack of 4) and put one in each persons gift. I like this better than plain pieces of chalk (no scratches) and its MUCH easier to write on the curves of the glass (and prettier). You will need to wet them to remove the ink though. I just took a damp papertowel and wiped it off and its good as new!


The finished product!

I think these are so cute and really functional! Each guest can simply write their name (or a little drawing) so they know which glass is theirs! It would also be fun to have something written on the bottom of one of the glasses at a shower and whoever gets that glass gets a door prize! The possibilites are endless!



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19 comments:

  1. LOVE!! You have SO inspired me to do this! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    "Keeping Up With the Joneses"
    www.zachandashleyjones.blogspot.com

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  2. What a fantastic idea! Do you have to be careful when you handwash them?

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    1. Hi Kristen!

      I would definately be careful washing them. The paint hasnt chipped off on the ones I kept for myself but I only hand wash them. I have also just washed off the chalk pen by putting it under the faucet and drying it off with a towel to remove writing too. I wouldnt put them in the dishwasher though. I always try to keep the soap off of the chalked area. :)

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  3. So STINKIN cute!! ;) Newest Linky follower!! PLEASE come follow me back!

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  4. I love this idea! I found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Hope you have a chance to visit my blog and perhaps follow me back.

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  5. Hi! Found you through the linky follower blog hop. LOOOOOVE those chalkboard wine glasses. I'm a new linky follower.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  6. I didn't know about chalk ink...I've got to get some. Thanks for the tip. I like your blog. I'm a new Linky Follower... hope to see you over at my blog, http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/

    Shasta

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  7. this is on my list of things I've gotta make from Pinterest!! So glad to have found you on the Linky blog hop! new follower!

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  8. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  9. That is so fun!!! Great idea!

    Thanks for sharing it @ Creatively Living.

    --Katie

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  10. Ohhh, so cute! I love chalkboard paint!! I've painted a mason jar! Visiting from Sunday's Best Party! Drop by my blog sometime!

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  11. What a fun project! My friend wants to do the same for her wedding as a party favors.

    I found your blog through the linky blog party. New Follower! If you get a chance stop by http://splendid-design.blogspot.com/

    Megan

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  12. I love these! Thanks for sharing @ the Delectable Home.

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  13. Super cute idea!!!! The gold mirror is in my dining room now on my bookshelf divider wall.

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  14. So cleverly simple and cute. Love chalkboard, and looks really great on the glasses. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

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  15. Chalk pen?? Who knew!! And chalkboard paint in a spray can? I've never seen this! There is only one thing I love more than chalkboard paint, and that is spray paint... The perfect marriage! This is an awesome hostess gift! Thanks for sharing!
    Found you on Happy Hour Projects
    Visiting from Well Rounded, leahkoenig.blogspot.com

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  16. We are SO on the same wavelength! I was tossing this exact project around in my mind this week (knowing also I had seen it on Pinterest once upon a time, before I really got into pinning). Except for me, it's because in my spring cleaning, I unloaded an unopened box of wine glasses from the storage area that have been screaming at me to *do something*.

    Thanks so much for sharing, it's awesome to get the tips before I try it! :) (And this time... pinning this to find it again!!)

    Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.com

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