Chalkboard paint is my latest obsession and something I have wanted to work with it for the longest time. One of the ideas that caught my eye on Pinterest was a pin for chalkboard stemmed wine glasses from the blog Just Short of Crazy. Perfect for a party, guests can write their name on the base of the stem in chalk and won’t have to worry about losing their glass. I bartend a lot of private parties and can’t wait to incorporate this idea for future events.
All you need is a working surface such as a table, parchment paper, your choice of stemmed glassware, chalkboard paint, electrical tape and paper towels. I selected a few types of glasses from the local dollar store and purchased my chalkboard paint at Lowe’s for about $10.
To begin, set up your work area. I placed an old sheet over a table and gave myself plenty of room to work with. Depending on how many glasses you are painting, lay down pieces of parchment paper for the drying process and have paper towels nearby. I used the electrical tape as a guide for where I wanted the paint to end on the stem and to ensure a clean look. You do not have to do this but I am not very good at crafts and wanted these to look as good as possible.
Now for the fun part. Depending on the size of the base of the glasses, you can dip them directly into the can. If they are too big, you can pour the paint into another container. Luckily, my glasses were not too big and I just used the actual paint can. Dip your glass into the paint and submerge it just enough so the paint reaches the base of the electrical tape. Gently pull the glass out of the paint and let the excess drip off back into the can. This will take a few minutes, so be patient. Twirl the glass around a few times and watch how much paint will drip off. I spent about 3 minutes on each glass.
When most of the excess paint has come off, place your glass upright onto the parchment paper. Let the glass sit for about five minutes and then pick it up and use a paper towel to wipe off any excess paint from the bottom of the stem. I found that by placing a paper towel in my hand and then setting the glass on top and giving it a few spins was the best method. You will have to do this about three times. Be sure to move the glasses around on the parchment paper a few times so they do not stick. You will notice as the paint starts to dry that less paint will be left on the parchment paper. I let me glasses dry for about 8 hours only because I had to go to work. When I came home they were nice and dry.
Now you are ready to write on the bases with chalk and have fun at your next party. There are so many things you can do with this idea. If you are having a wine party, write the names of the wine on the glass so everyone will know what they are drinking. If you are making a romantic dinner for two, write a love note on the glass for your significant other. The possibilities are endless.
I would love to hear your ideas and experiences with this fun project. I have more chalkboard paint projects coming up so stay tuned!Pin It