DIY Custom Wine Glasses – How To-sday

April 4, 2016 separator DIY Tutorial

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Santa Margherita USA for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

DIY Custom Wine Glasses Make Perfect Place Cards for a Wedding Shower or Bachelorette Party

Remember the last time I played with bubbly? I’ve gotten together with Santa Margherita USA again to share yet another way to bring a little something extra to your brunch or get together. This time, I’m going to show you how to turn plain old champagne saucers into beautiful, festive DIY custom wine glasses that do double duty as place cards and party favors for your guests to take home! P.S. While you’re feeling wine-y ;), why not try some of these other wine-related projects: herehere, and here!

DIY Custom Wine Glasses - Just Add Prosecco for Perfect Party Place Cards

You can do this project with any sort of wine glass, so if you’re looking for something else delicious to serve up at your next shindig, try Santa Margherita’s other signature wines: Pinot Grigio and Chianti Classico Riserva.

DIY Custom Wine Glasses - Just Add Prosecco for Perfect Party-Ready Place Cards DIY Custom Wine Glasses - Perfect for a Wedding Shower or Bachelorette PartyDIY Custom Wine Glasses - Supplies


  • Champagne flutes or wine glasses – Try the thrift store for fun, mismatched ones!
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Multi-surface acrylic paint – black plus whatever colors you want to feature
  • Fine paint brush
  • Broad paint brush
  • Permanent marker
  • Bubbly – I recommend Santa Margherita Prosecco, of course!

DIY Custom Wine Glasses - Step 1 - Clean the Base of the Wine Glass

1. Clean the bottom and top of the base of your wine glass thoroughly with rubbing alcohol to remove and residue or oils.

DIY Custom Wine Glasses - Step 2 - Write the Name on Top of the Base

2. Use a permanent marker to write one of your party guests’ names on top of the base of the wine glass. If you mess up, just wipe it off with rubbing alcohol and start over, easy-peasy!

DIY Custom Wine Glasses - Step 3 - Paint the Name on the Underside of the Base

3. Using a fine paintbrush dipped in black multi surface acrylic paint, trace the name on the underside of the wine glass base. Use the permanent marker from the top as a guide.

You’ll probably need a couple coats to get a clear, thick line. Set it aside to dry while you write the rest of the names on your other glasses.

DIY Custom Wine Glasses - Step 4 - Paint Over the Name With Colored Dashes

4. Once the name has dried, use a broader paint brush to dot colored dashes all over the base. Paint right over the name!

DIY Custom Wine Glasses - Step 5 - Completely Cover the Base With More Colored Dashe

Dip your brush into various shades of your color and layer the dashes on top of each other. You want it to look like abstract art by the time you’re done, and make sure you can’t see through the paint!

DIY Custom Wine Glasses - Step 6 - Clean Name off Top of Base With Alcohol

6. Once the base is dry, flip it over and use rubbing alcohol to wipe away the name from the top. Now you can see straight through to the name underneath, but the top is still smooth, shiny glass!

Bake the wine glass in the oven according to the paint instructions to cure it and make it washable.

DIY Custom Wine Glasses - Perfect Place Cards for a Wedding Shower or Bachelorette Party

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  3. These are so cute and what a great idea! Plus I love the genius way you used the Sharpie as a guide for the letters!

    1. Thanks, Rachel! I started off with something a lot more elaborate as a guide and then realized I was overcomplicating it!

    1. So glad, Samantha, and thanks! It’s fun incorporating little personal elements into everything!

  4. This is SO perfect for table settings for the holidays. I will definitely have to save this in my bookmarks!

    1. Definitely, Mary! A really memorable way to distinguish a place setting. And thanks for the sweet comment! 🙂

  5. This is a cute idea. Great way to keep track of your glass when having a party. xx.

    1. Thanks, Alana. And it definitely cuts down on having to try to remember how much you had left in your glass or which color lipstick print you’re looking for if the glasses get mixed up! 😉

  6. So cute and clever! I could use some bubbly right now, can I come over? 😉

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