Glass painting – paint your own wine glasses

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How to paint on glass using Pebeo Vitrea Outliner glass paint
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It’s nice to try new crafts and try things out isn’t it? This is what I did about 6 years ago with glass painting, I decided to give it a try. I chose some cheap glasses and thought I’d give it a go and see what happened. Well, it was a huge success. Those glasses I painted so many years ago are the same glasses we’ve used daily for the last 6 years, dishwasher and all (you’ll probably have noticed them on my Instagram quite often.


Top tips for glass painting:

  • Do a trial
  • Paint upside down if it gives you a base to work down on (e.g. wine glasses like mine)
  • Clean the glass well before starting
  • Follow the instructions (that’s all I did!)


What did I use?

I used this Pebeo Vitrea 160 glass paint outliner which has a lovely glassy raised effect , it’s also really good for outlining designs. I love the raised effect on my glasses as it really feels like part of the glass.

I thoroughly recommend this paint as it really has lasted in the dishwasher for so many years (no fading, no chipping, no damage).

Glass painting with Pebeo Vitrea 160 Outliner a finished glass and the paint tube

Start the design small and simple so if you make a mistake you can adjust your design to hide it. I chose to do spots as I could modify the design and size of them as I went (and if I made a mistake/slip).


How to use the Pebeo Vitrail Paint:

1.  I used the paint straight from the nozzle to get a raised effect, but I think you can use a paint brush or sponge to get other effects.

2.  I sat the glass upside down like this

3.  Then I did a starting spot on one side, followed by one across from it, using a piece of paper to mark the distance the spot should be from the stem.

4.  Then using a bit of paper I figured out how to make the other spots evenly spaced.


See, easy!


Pebeo vitrea outline paint lazuli blue with a finished painted spotty glass

So what are you waiting for? Pop over to Amazon and buy the same Pebeo Vitrea 160 Transparent Outline Paint I used, or into your local Hobbycraft (I don’t think they stock the same paint I used, but this Marabu paint looks very similar to the paint that I used, but I can’t say anything about how it’ll turn out or last!).

So go on, grab your self a tube of glass outliner paint and get painting.

If you do any decorating, I’d love to see how you get on!


Lynne x


Disclaimer: I bought this paint myself (6 years ago!), and all opinions are my own, this post is not sponsored in any way. I have included an affiliate link to Amazon. 

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    Franki - Wonderful Chaos
    August 12, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Oh I love this idea. We painted wine glasses with chalkboard paint for our wedding so they doubled up as place settings and favours. Not thought about painting our own glasses like this though, might have to give it a go, they look fab. #thelist

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    Crummy Mummy
    August 14, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I love this sort of thing – it wouldn’t have occurred to me to try it at home! #KCACOLS
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    Emma Plus Three
    August 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Lovely idea and looks easy to do. Would make a great gift x #KCACOLS
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    Emma (Upside Mum)
    August 14, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Looks lovely! Great idea. #kcacols

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    August 15, 2016 at 9:07 am

    What a fun idea!! I’ve always thought about painting my own little mugs to use for coffee in the morning with funny sayings or little doodles, but just never actually done it. This makes it look so simple and easy though. Maybe I’ll just take the leap and give it a go. Thanks so much for sharing! <3 #KCACOLS
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    August 15, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    What a lovely idea. These would make lovely wedding or engagement gifts too! #kcacols

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    Madeline (This Glorious Life)
    August 15, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    This looks like so much fun, and the end result would be a fab present for someone! x #KCACOLS
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    Rachel Bustin
    August 15, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I love doing crafty things when I have the time! I love this idea. I’m sure they would make great gifts xx

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    Silly Mummy
    August 18, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Great idea – forgot about glass painting! Did it as a child & always enjoyed it! #thelist
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