DIY Tutorial: Ombre Glitter Champagne Glasses

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When it came to planning how to style my recent champagne party, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to flex my creative muscles. Now I’m no expert, in fact I’m darn right rubbish at DIY projects, and I’m certainly not a professional stylist either. But I knew if I just kept things simple and threw glitter at it, it would probably work out in the end.

Luckily Sophie was on hand to help me and look at what we made! Pretty huh!?

Supplies Needed

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♥ Champagne glasses (I got mine from Morrisons for 60p each!)
Mod Podge glue
♥ Your choice of glitter in at least two colours
♥ Brush

Method

Step one: Use the brush to cover the stem and base of the champagne glass in Mod Podge. This is the best glue to use because it’s a glue, sealer and varnish in one, although I’m sure any old PVA would work.

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Step two: Take your first glitter colour and cover the base, shaking off the excess as you go. Make sure there are no gaps as you don’t want any clear glass showing through!

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Step three: If you’re just using two glitter colours, like we did, now take the second and cover the stem, twisting the glass with your other hand as you go. If you plan to use three colours, just do this second one half-way up. Shake off the excess glitter.

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Step four: Take your first glitter colour again and go over some of the second colour with it to make sure you have an overlap. This will create the ombre effect!

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And there you go! How bloody easy was that!?

Obviously these glasses are not going to be dishwasher safe which is why we only did the stem – so we could carefully hand wash the main part of the glass after use.

Party time, excellent!

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21 comments

  1. laura lew

    Lush! I was wondering if you whack a layer of the modge-podge over the top of that glitter rainbow would it seal it better? Would it last longer? Perhaps peps wouldn’t get glitter on their fingers then?

  2. Post author

    Hi Laura
    Yes I think that would be a great idea! Do it once it’s dried though or you’ll get glitter everywhere!

  3. Yes, if you brush the modge podge over the glitter once dry it does seal it, so you should be able to hand wash the whole glass. You can decorate the whole glass, as I think modge podge is non-toxic. Not sure about using PVA as most hobby ones are washable so PVA won’t last as long. We get customers in the store all the time asking for modge podge to do the exact same craft.

  4. Josy

    Yippeeee, I had planed to do this effect for some vases in May yet neglected to actually work out how exactly to do it! And now here you are with a tutorial – thank you! I’ll celebrate by also doing some glasses at the same time (any excuse to pop the fizz!)

  5. Nicola page

    This is so cute. You can buy glitter ModPodge too. I used it to colour jars by mixing it with water and food coloring, and then you put them in the oven after a while to set. I’m wondering whether you could do a dipdye look with wine glasses or champagne flutes using the food coloring and then with a sprinkle of ombre glitter over the top! The more glitter the better! Fabulous!

  6. Love this idea! Glitter + craft = a winner for me every time. Think I will have to try this, although once I’ve added glitter to a glass I might not be able to stop… Apologies in advance to my husband!

    Kate x

  7. Taina Oliveira

    Hello I’m in love with your blog, looking for inspiration and different could find here congratulations

  8. Sara

    I just found out today they make a “Dishwasher Safe” Mod Podge. It takes four weeks to fully cure but after that it can be put on the top rack of the dishwasher. I always say hand washing is best but whatever you do don’t let these glasses soak in the water. Good luck with your projects, fellow crafters!

  9. Beautiful idea! We got also few ideas right away in mind. If you use tape you can do nice stripes on the glass.
    Or, if you have wedding coming up, you can make both first letter of the first name on glasses with glitter and templates.

  10. Bekka

    Hi, I love this idea and are planning to make my friend one as a leaving present! Just wondering if you can use any pva glue or does it have to be specific? X

  11. Chloe

    This is a fab idea. What glue could you use to stick diamontes on? And would they need to be sealed with a Lacker?

    :)

  12. Definitely not good for the dishwasher. Thought I’d purchased the dishwasher safe mod podge and was so sad when the four glasses I’d put so much effort into came out glitterless! My dishwasher filter also did not like the glitter! boohoo:(

  13. rose

    what is the best sealer to use, dishwasher safe modpodge or a spray sealer. so you can drink from the wine glasses, and its safe to drink from..

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