Easy DIY Confetti Glassware

This morning, I am kicking off a series of posts for holiday gift giving!  I’ll be sharing handmade gifts, foodie gifts, easy neighbor gifts, this year’s teacher gifts, an awesome RAK idea (random acts of kindness!) and so much more!

Now, since it is Monday and Mondays usually need a pretty good dose of happy, this brightly colored, prettily polka-dotted DIY confetti glassware is just the ticket!

Easy DIY confetti glassware - such cute holiday gifts! Tutorial at shakentogetherlife.com

My friend Amy and I were brainstorming inexpensive gift ideas and I remembered seeing this confetti glassware on Pinterest.  I am definitely not the first person to post this idea, but I wanted to share it with you anyway since it was definitely an easy crafty success!  I used red, green, white, silver and gold to make my stemless wine glasses into Christmas confetti glassware, but you can use whatever colors you love!  Now, let’s get started!

Merry Materials …

Rubbing alcohol

Plain oven safe glassware – we picked up stemless wine glasses and regular drinking glasses at the Dollar Spot in our local Target.  You look for glassware at the dollar store or most big box stores as well.

Glass paint markers – we used the glass paint markers from DecoArt and they worked beautifully!

The easy how-to …

Use some newspaper to protect your work surface just in case you drop the glass paint markers.  You know, if you drop them.  Ahem.

Use rubbing alcohol to remove any residue from labels/stickers and oils from your hands and allow glassware to dry.

Starting with one color, use the glass paint marker to make polka dots on the bottom of the glass and as far up the side of the glassware as you want.

DIY confetti glassware makes an easy, gorgeous holiday gift!  Tutorial at shakentogetherlife.com

Repeat with each color, filling in the space where you want your confetti to be.  It’s okay for some of the dots to overlap – I actually sort of like it!  You can go back and fill in the space with as many dots as you like.  Truthfully, I went back three times to add more dots. Finally I just had to put.the.markers.down.

Following the directions on the paint markers, I allowed the glassware to dry four hours.  While they are drying, take a quick peek at Amy’s multi-colored confetti glassware.  I think it is SO fun!

Pretty multi-colored DIY confetti glassware tutorial at shakentogetherlife.com

Once the glassware was dry, I placed our glasses on a sheet tray and put them in a 375* oven that was not preheated.  (Yes, the oven will be cold when you put the glassware in.)  I set the timer for 40 minutes and let the oven do its magic.  You may have seen a sneak peek of this step on Instagram!  There may be a little bit of a funny smell while the glassware is baking, but nothing melted or shattered for me.  Once the timer was done, I let the glassware cool and then washed it with regular dish soap.

I don’t know about you, but anything with polka dots just makes me smile!  And I have confirmed from a reliable source that wine might taste just a little bit better when sipped out of confetti glassware ;)

Easy DIY confetti glassware at shakentogetherlife.com

And anything fizzy would just have to be a bit more fun in a pretty polka dot glass, right?!

Pretty giftable DIY confetti glassware!  shakentogetherlife.com

A few more giftables things you may enjoy …

You’re Worth a Mint Teacher Gifts

Homemade Italian Dipping Spices Hostess Gift

Giftable Stuff Pinterest Board

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  1. These are SO SUPER CUTE! I seriously love them!

  2. Those turned out great! You, my friend, are a very talented polka-dotter!

  3. Love these glasses. They would make for the perfect holiday gift with a bottle wine!

  4. I love these! Super cute.

  5. These are incredible! Ill take 4 lol

  6. Love these! Thanks for sharing!

  7. So beautiful! I might just have to make some to make sure wine does, indeed, taste better in it.

  8. I absolutely adore your glasses!! Thanks for sharing! Pinned ;) Merry Christmas, Keri! :)

  9. Visiting from weekly creative link party… absolutely love this idea, will have to give it a go, thanks so much for sharing!. Tina

  10. Love how simple yet festively adorable these are!

  11. I love how simple yet awesome these are! You were featured this week at the Create Link Inspire party! Thanks for sharing your project and come link up with us again next week! http://www.marvelousmommy.com/2013/12/8-awesome-diy-christmas-project-ideas-features/

  12. These are gorgeous. Great gift ideas! I’d love for you to link up to The DIY’ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-diyers-41.html

  13. I love using the DecoArt glass paint pens! Your glassware came out beautifully!

  14. So pretty and simple. Love it!

  15. Featuring you today at the Inspiration Monday Party!!

    xo, Tanya

  16. I swear I can never get enough of anything confetti. I did my glasses in pink for Christmas. I love your color schemes too. I linked up to you from my blog http://pinkcupcakesandpaper.blogspot.com/2014/01/speckled-wine-glass-cocktail-coaster.html

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