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How To Paint Wine Glasses

If you want to paint wine glasses for a party or wedding, it is easy to use acrylic paints to decorate the glassware.

While this type of glass painting won’t be heirloom quality, it is easier and less expensive than other methods for decorating wine glasses.

We used common acrylic paint and rubbing alcohol to create pretty wine glasses for our girl’s wine and craft night party.

Hosting a wine pairing? These wine tasting journal cards and scoring sheets are perfect to use!

wine tasting note cards on pink background with glass of wine

The fun thing about this craft is you can use any designs that you want! We did stripes and polka dots, but you can be more artistic by painting flowers, leaves, zig zag designs or words.

What Kind of Paint Do You Use on Wine Glasses?

Acrylic enamel paint is the best kind of paint to use on wine glasses if you want to create glassware that you will use and keep for months or years.

However, acrylic paint can be used for wine glasses used for short term, such as for a party, wedding or wine pairing experience.

How to Paint Wine Glasses


  • Wine glasses (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes or cotton swabs
  • Baking sheet


Step One

Use rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth to clean the wine glasses. Allow them to dry completely.

Step Two

Paint your designs on the outside of the glass using the acrylic paint with paint brushes and/or cotton swabs.

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Step Three

When the paint is dry, place the wine glasses on the baking sheet and place the sheet in a cold oven.

Turn on the oven at 350 degrees.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, then turn off the oven but do not remove the glasses or open the door.

Allow the glasses to cool completely, approximately one hour.

Step Four

When the glasses are cool, remove them from the oven. Allow them to set and cure for at least one day before washing and using.

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