How to paint glass {shot glass}


shot glass


Painting glass is easy peasy. You just need the right stuff. You need these paints from DecoArt. You can get it all at Michaels.

how to paint glass {shotglass}


I tried to line them all up pretty, and take nice pictures. Didn’t work out for me… so here they are, in all of their glass painting glory!  The point is, all you need to paint glass is DecoArt glass paint. It comes in all kinds of formulas (including glitter!) Find out more about the different kinds of paint here. I used these 3 transparent paints for my shot glasses…

how to paint glass

Here is what else you need to make the pained shot glasses. I got a steal on the set of 6 shot glasses. I found them at a local thrift store for $1.99. Wowza!

London Olympic 2012

Next, all you do is tape off the deisgn you want on your glasses. Frog tape worked the best for me, I attempted another glass project with plain ol’ blue painters tape, and the lines were not nearly as sharp and pretty.

London Olympic 2012

London Olympic 2012

Then, use the paintbrush to paint your design. I put the paint on pretty thick. I probably ened up doing 3 coats. When your satisfied, place your tray of glasses in the oven and turn the oven to 275 degrees. (Don’t pre- heat the oven.) Set your time for 30 minutes, and voila… they’re dish washer safe and ready to be used! I even re-painted and stuck them back in the oven. It worked for me! FYI: If you’re painting something that is not going in the dishwasher, there is no need to bake it.

how to paint glass

how to paint glass {shot glass}

I love how they turned out, and they certainly jazz up our little bar area with some color. Have you ever used DecoArt glas paint?


P.S. here are some more awesome glass painting projects from a few of my favorite bloggers: Flamingo Toes, Infarrantly Creative, My Sister’s Suitcase, The Silly Pearl, Craft Berry Bush,  Sand and Sisal, Tator Tots and JelloMadigan Made, East Coast Creative,  Saved by Love CreationsBeing Brook, and How to Nest for less. There’s even a pinterst board dedicated to glass painting.

*This is a paid post for DecoArt. All opinions are my own.


  1. These are so pretty! What a quick, simple upcycle.

  2. Very pretty!

  3. Great idea – think of all the options. I will paint a few of my older glasses for summer parties this year. Thanks.


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