Drinking + Chalk Boards = Fun Times
Chalkboard wine glasses were one of my favorite wedding gifts (thanks Tara)! It’s right up my alley to doodle on my glass…before there’s wine in it of course! And if it you aren’t entertained by drawing, it’s at least fun to write your name and claim your glass. Sharpie on a red Solo cup is fun, but chalk on a wine glass just reeks of class.
Since Steve and I enjoyed our gift so much, we thought it would be fun to pay it forward. And it just so happened that last weekend we were headed to an engagement party for some college friends. We didn’t even bother to look for these in a store. It’s a super simple DIY project.
Begin by taping and bagging the glasses of your choice. We selected two beer mugs and two wine glasses. We first tapped off the area that we wanted to be chalkboard.
For the beer mugs that was a strip around the whole mug.
For the wine glasses it was the base.
We used painters tape (we swear by Frog Tape) to ensure a clean line when we removed the tape. To protect larger areas we taped newspaper around the beer glasses and plastic bags around the wine glasses. We applied masking tape to any awkward areas to ensure every part of the glass was covered. Then the fun part…just spray away!
Apply thin coats from at least a foot away. Don’t over do it or you’ll get drips. It was harder to avoid drips on the mugs because they were upright when sprayed. The bases of the wine glasses were a synch since they were flat and the paint had nowhere to run to (baby; nowhere to hide).
Now comes the hard part. The waiting. It’s best to give the paint at least 24 hours to set. We waited even longer just to be safe.
Then just remove the tape and get busy drawing. It wouldn’t be any fun to gift naked glasses! Even with a pretty tea towel and a bow on your chalk, they need some doodles!
Luckily we had some something to say to our friends and someplace to say it. I added two towels for padding to assist with traveling across the state of Pennsylvania to the engagement party and then all the way to their final destination in Alabama! I thought a bow might be helpful to secure the wine glasses too. I didn’t want any casualties after my time and effort!
So there you have it, a fun to make and easy to give project! And trust me, it doesn’t take long at all to make this project happen. If it did, I promise you I wouldn’t have done it!
Now the question is…what else can we turn into a chalkboard!? Front runner at the moment…the herb box! But the possibilities are endless!Pin It