I have a bunch of inexpensive glassware laying around that I have been eager to jazz up for Summer parties. Last January when I attended the Craft & Hobby Mega Show I discovered Krylon's Sea Glass Spray Paint that provided an easy and quick way to give boring glassware a frosted sparkle. Once you get the hang of using this paint you can get creative with vases, plates, tables and more!
The Project: DIY Frosted Glasses
- Glassware (goblets, martini glasses, etc)
- Painters Tape
- Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint (I used the Ice and Sea Foam colors)
- Clean and dry the glassware.
- Cover a well ventilated space (outdoors or garage) with a tarp or drop cloth.
- Using the painter's create a design on the glassware. Cover all areas of the glassware with the painters tape except where you want the paint design to appear. Cover the top opening of the glassware to prevent paint from entering the inside.
- Hold the spray paint can about 12 inches from the area you want to spray and start spraying with long sweeps of the can to evenly coat the area. Let the paint dry for 5 minutes in between coats.
- Apply coats based on how dark you want the frost. I used 4 coats for the glasses pictured.
- After the final coat let the paint dry for 20 minutes before removing the painters tape.
- Once the painters tape is removed, hand wash and dry the glasses. (always hand wash)
- Now all you need to enjoy your newly upcycled drinkware is a tasty cocktail!
Pro-Tip: If you would like to frost with multiple colors spray the first color as directed above, remove tape, let glass dry for 30 minutes and tape area for second color and repeat steps above.