DIY Polka Dot Painted Glasses

From Sarah Plain and Tall to J. Lo. That’s how you could explain the transformation of these inexpensive glasses!

Remember when Daughter stalked Sister-in-Law’s Pinterest page for gift inspiration? Well, she pinned these beautiful gold accented vases. What a perfect DIY project!


Daughter found these simple glasses at Target for about $10 total. They came in packages of 4 and can be found with the other fancier glasses (these are Target brand).

This was our first time painting on glass, so we kept the design simple with gold polka dots. Enamel paint can be found at any craft store and is specifically designed for glass and ceramics.

Enamel Paint

We followed the directions on the FolkArt Gold Enamel Paint, cleaning the glasses very well. We even rubbed the outside with alcohol.

For the polka dots, Daughter used a small round, sponge brush. Here is where our idea didn’t match the results. The sponge brush left a bumpy texture, not a perfectly smooth polka dot. Daughter wasn’t too excited at first, but she mulled it over for awhile. She decided to add another coat. In the end, she decided the texture added another dimension and a special touch.

One coat of enamel paint

The photo below illustrates one polka dot with three coats.

Tip: If you do not like the texture, we would recommend using a paint brush and free hand the polka dots.

After painting all 8 glasses, we baked the glasses in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Follow the directions on your paint.

After baking, the glasses were stunning! Daughter placed the glasses on her Christmas table for demonstration. We now have more ideas for stripes, Champagne flutes, martini glasses, etc. These are a great gift idea for a first time homeowner, teacher, hostess gift or just to spruce up your personal collection!

georgia & daughter: DIY Polka Dot Painted Glasses

georgia & daughter: DIY Polka Dot Painted Glasses

~georgia & daughter

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