The 80’s called and they want their DIY splatter painted glassware back! Ha! Do you remember spatter painting all the things? I do. I decided to flashback to my childhood and make some splatter painted glassware for my yummy drinks. I’m using Martha Stewart Glass Paint for this project because I’ve worked with it a lot and it’s worked perfect for me in the past. Are you, like, totally ready to get started?
- glass mug/cup
- 3 – 4 different Martha Stewart Glass Paints
- rubbing alcohol and cotton balls
- washi tape
- painters tape
- toothbrush and/or hard bristle paintbrush
- soft bristle paintbrush
- drop cloth
- a yummy drink (like Starbucks Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™ – Caffe Mocha)
- optional: Painted Glassware Words printable
1. Measure down from the lip of the glassware to roughly 2 inches and use the washi tape to tape off a circle around the glassware. Use the painters tape to cover the remaining lip of the glassware and the opening of the glass. Note: the reason why we tape off the glassware around the top is this paint should not go where you will put your mouth. The paint is not food safe.
Use the rubbing alcohol and cotton ball to clean the part of the glass you’re painting. This removes all the dirt and grease you can’t see.
2. Set up your paint space. Place your drop cloth down. This can get pretty messy, so I suggest doing this outdoors if you can. If not, just use a large drop cloth.
Squirt some paint into a paint tray and use the toothbrush and hard bristled paintbrush to spray and splat on paint.
There are two ways to do this: dip the toothbrush/paintbrush into the paint. Brush your fingers along the bristles to spray tiny paint droplets onto the glass. Flick the brushes to splat paint drops and stripes onto the glass.
Repeat the above with each different paint color you use. Let the paint dry completely. I recommend 2 hours to be ready for the next step.
3. Remove all the washi and painters tape. Place a stripe of washi tape right over the splatter and another strip 1/4 inch up from there. Paint 3 – 4 coats of paint for the horizontal stripe (allowing 10 minutes dry time between each coat). Right after the last coat, carefully remove the washi tape. Note: I like to remove the tape right away. If you wait too long to remove the tape, it could pull up the painted stripe you just made.
4. Optional: Print out the Painted Glassware Words printable. Cut out the size/word you’d like to put on your mug. Use washi tape to tape the words to the INside of the glass. Paint out the words with the tip of the glass paint tube. Let dry for over one hour.
5. Let the paint dry for over an hour. When the paint is dry, it’s time to bake. The following directions are from the Martha Stewart paint site for baking her paint (side note: you cannot bake fine glitter paint): “Let project air dry 1 hour, place in cool oven. Set temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes (glass must heat gradually). After 30 minutes, turn oven off. Let glass cool completely in oven. Wait 72 hours before using.”
6. When you’re glassware is done, wash it. You can wash this painted glassware on the top shelf of your dishwasher. I’ve washed past painted projects many times (using this baked paint), and the paint looks just as good as it did on the day I painted it. Note: before putting the painted glassware in the dishwasher, make sure the actual glass is dishwasher safe.
7. You’re now ready to enjoy this thing! I suggest adding Starbucks Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™ – Caffe Mocha (cause yum). How cute would these be for party favors?
I hope you enjoy.
This post is sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company. All opinions are my own.