I think it’s no secret I love polka dots. If my polka dotted 3D snowflake, wrapping paper and branch mobile didn’t give it away, these glasses have got to.
Plus, they’re gold. It doesn’t get better than gold polka dots.
Spruce up your plain glasses in these two fun polka dot styles with this simple DIY. You’ll never have a boring drink again.
The spray lacquer isn’t pictured as I didn’t realize I would need it until I finished spray painting. It is necessary though as it will prevent the metallic spray paint from peeling off. I haven’t used it but Krylon Lacquer Spray should work well, especially if using the same Metallic Krylon Spray I used.
If your single hole puncher has a tray/catcher attached to catch the punched paper, remove it.
Make sure your glasses have a straight edge. It’ll make it much easier to wrap the tape around.
1 Unroll your masking tape and press/adhere one edge to a surface, such as a table, so you can hold it taut.
2 Use your hole puncher to randomly punch holes on the masking tape. If you place your finger underneath where you are punching, it will punch the sticky side of the punched out tape onto your finger.
3 As you punch circles out of the masking tape, place them in a scattered manner onto one of your glasses. You can place as many or as few as you’d like in whatever order you’d like. When painted, the glass will look like the one on the right in the first picture.
4 When you have finished punching the masking tape, take your other glass and carefully wrap the punched tape around it. Start at the bottom, making sure the entire bottom edge is covered. Wrap the tape once around, then repeat with a new piece just above so the whole glass is covered. When painted this glass will look like the one on the left in the first picture.
5 Cover the top and bottom of the glass (wherever you don’t want it to be gold) with tape. You don’t want spray paint inside your glass.
6 According to your spray paints’ directions apply a thin layer of spray paint to your glass until completely covered.
7 Once dry, very carefully remove the paint. I did it quickly at first and some of the paint peeled. Don’t make the same mistake I did, take your time.
8 Once all the tape is off, coat with a spray lacquer and let dry.
Fill with your favourite beverage and enjoy!
To be safe, only hand wash these gems after use. No one wants a dishwasher filled with gold flecks, no matter how pretty it looks.
You can of course do these with any colours. Next time I’ll try a brighter gold and some silver. You can’t have enough metallic accented glasses am I right?
What bevy’s do you enjoy most?