DIY Tinted Champagne Flutes
This project is a part of The Proper Pinwheel’s holiday series, Mission: Merry 2012.
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. Do you have your resolutions in order? Do you have your toasts prepared? I always love ending the holiday season at a good New Year’s Eve bash. My parents always have a big party and our entire family comes over. We play games, laugh, eat, eat, and EAT. I know many of you will be having parties next week to kick off the big 2013. Why not give your champagne flutes a little makeover? With just a little Martha Stewart Glass Paint, your glass can go from drabulous to fabulous in one day!
To make your own tinted champagne flutes you’ll need:
- champagne flutes (mine from IKEA)
- Martha Stewart Glass Paint
- foam paint brush
Starting at the bottom of each flute, paint a thin layer of the glass paint around and work your way to the top. Make sure to paint thin even if you feel like it’s not getting good coverage. You’ll paint a few coats on there to really give it a tint. I started at the bottom and faded to the middle of fluted part of the glass. Leave about 1.5 inches from the top clear to give the glass a tinted ombre effect. Let dry for 24 hours.
Once the paint has dried, place flutes in cool oven and heat to 350 degrees F. Once oven is heated, bake for 30 minutes and then shut oven off. Let oven cool completely before removing flutes. Wait 72 hours before using.
And that’s it! The paint has cured to the glass and now you have some lovely tinted flutes to ring in the new year! Happy day!
photo cred: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel