I love taking outside hobbies a step further by turning them into fun crafts. These DIY painted glasses are beautiful, easy to make, giftable, and… made from adult coloring pages!
My original plan was to create a beautiful glass coffee mug from my coffee coloring pages. But when I was shopping around for glasses, I didn’t have time to order online (I was running a bit last minute) and found these elegant, tall glasses instead.
Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. DecoArt provided me with some of the supplies to make this project. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I thought they’d look great not only as glasses and dinnerware but also as vases.
This craft is a very versatile one, and you can try it with trinket bowls, larger vases, coffee cups, dinnerware, and more. Try it with a mandala on a smooth dinner plate, or on the base of a wine glass – it’ll look fabulous!
Depending on the size of your coloring page, you can print it out smaller (you may need to do a little math here.) You might need to improvise on the design if it’s not perfectly smooth.
I started off with my free sunset coloring page, but did not add all the detail. You can choose to go with more detail or less, or even to freeform a new design inspired by adult coloring pages as I did with my second glass (although I don’t love that one as much as I love the first).
One of the reasons I chose not to add all the detail from my sunset coloring page was simply – I had chosen a very simple color scheme. I had three colors of DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels and wanted to keep the design simple for starters. Depending on the design, some might work better with more detail, some with less. My suggestion is to start outlining the main detail first and then to add in finer detail as you’d like.
The finished result is simply breathtaking, and completely giftable. Now that this craft has been a huge success, the plan is to go get more glasses and turn it into a set, for a beautiful hostess gift!
What you need to make DIY painted glasses from adult coloring pages:
- DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels (you can choose a few favorite colors, or get a DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamelsif you’re doing more details.)
- DecoArt glass paint markers
- Glasses to decorate
- An adult coloring page, printed to the size you need it (get the one I used free here.)
- Scissors, tape (washi/painter’s or another that will come off easily.)
- Rubbing alcohol
- An oven
- A fine paintbrush
- A palette or plastic plate
How to make DIY painted glasses from adult coloring pages:
1. Measure and trim your design. Tape it to the side you will not be painting on, so that the design faces the side you will decorate. Keep in mind that these paints are meant to be used on the side that does not touch your food.
2. Outline your design using the paint markers, starting with the “bigger” detail – the outlines of the main parts of the pattern. If you’d like, you can continue with the finer detail.
On my “free form” design, I added some gold detail too. I didn’t love how that came out as it took away from the sharpness and contrast that the other one has.
3. Allow your paint markers to air dry for 8 hours. To make these dishwasher safe, they need to be baked at 375°F for 40 minutes.
4. Paint your design in! Work with one color at a time, laying it on quite thick for a richer color. It works best when you don’t actually brush, rather dot the paint and let it pool a little. Double-stroking will remove the paint, so work in small, solid batches. Let it dry for 4 days.
5. If you want your glasses to be dishwasher safe, bake at 325°F for 30 minutes.
You can give these DIY painted glasses as a beautiful gift, or display them in your home!
Do you have a favorite adult coloring page that you want to turn into a fun craft? Who will you make these DIY painted glasses for? Comment below!