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DIY Painted Plaid & Lemon Glasses

Get ready to add a splash of color and a touch of creativity to your glassware collection with this fun and easy DIY project! Instead of settling for plain and boring glasses, why not transform them into vibrant works of art? With just a few simple steps, you can create your own unique painted plaid and lemon glasses that will surely impress your guests. Whether you're hosting a summer soiree or simply enjoying a refreshing drink at home, these unique glasses will add a touch of style and personality to your beverage experience. So grab your paintbrush and let your creativity flow as you embark on this exciting DIY project!

Materials for DIY Painted Plaid & Lemon Glasses

  • Glasses 
  • Americana Decoart paints: Cadmium Yellow, True Ochre, Boysenberry Pink, Poodleskirt Pink, Silver Sage Green, Ultra Blue Deep, Evergreen, and Baby Blue.
  • Paint Brushes

I did the same process on each glass, so if the colours shown for each step are different, don’t worry! It’s the same process for each glass.

Step 1: Start by painting the first coat of the lemons on the glasses. It’s a simple shape to do, nothing fancy. Don’t worry, you’ll add a second coat and some shadowing later.

Step 2: Do a second coat! The first glass should be dry by the time you’re done the last one in a set of 4.

Step 3: Add a little green leaf to each lemon, and then start by placing two vertical stripes, relatively close together, at even intervals around the glass. I got 5 sets of stripes on each glass.

Step 4: Add 3 horizontal stripes in the same colour as the vertical stripes. Using a contrasting but complimentary shade, add a shadow detail to each lemon with a simple brush stroke.

Step 5: While you’re at it, add another coat to the stripes and the leaf. Then when it’s all dry, add a second set of stripes in another shade from the same colour. In this case, I used 4 colours: 2 blues and 2 pinks, and just used them across the glasses.

As you can see, some of the stripes aren’t super clean. That’s OK. Short of taping everything off and taking forever, there was no way I was gonna get clean lines, so I’m embracing the very loose style and loving it. Because the lemons are so tight, it all works.

Step 6: Let everything dry and then coat them with a dishwasher safe sealant.

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