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Dip-Dyed Frosted Tumblers

by vickybarone

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Last but not least, my very favorite detail from our End of Summer Party!

Dip Dyed Frosted Tumblers
We loved the Metallic Confetti Tumblers from our Summer party so much that we just had to make some more. Again we went with Martha Stewart’s glass paint collection, but this time we tried the “Frost” paint. It is an awesome product and we’re so happy with how these turned out!

Materials: Glass tumblers, rubbing alcohol, painter’s tape, a foam pouncer, and Martha Stewart Craft’s Translucent Frost Glass Paint (we used Beach Glass!)
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What to do:
1. Using rubbing alcohol and a paper towel or cotton ball, clean the tumblers and let dry.
2. Take the painter’s tape in manageable sections and tape off where you want your paint to go.
3. Use your finger nail or a credit card to press out all air bubbles and seal the tape onto the tumblers.
4. Dip the foam pouncer in the frost paint and begin painting the tumblers using an up and down motion (don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect – a second coat will fix any mistakes!).
5. Let dry two hours before applying a second coat.
6. Let second coat dry overnight and then peel off the painter’s tape!
7. Follow the directions on Martha Stewart’s craft website for how to set the paint (We air cure for 21 days, but you can also oven bake them!).
8. Have a party!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our DIY projects from our End of Summer Party. Bring on the Fall!

Thank you all so much for your interest in this fun little DIY! Check out the comment section for paint alternatives and extra advice on making the tumblers.
Sadly, this paint has been discontinued, but we found a few colors still for sale on Amazon! HERE and HERE.
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Barbara September 13, 2013 - 3:46 pm

SO much cuter than Martha’s !!!

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Lisa Pray February 15, 2015 - 9:46 pm

I had a lot of trouble with this paint… I couldn’t get it even, and this was the only color of the frost options that actually looked frosted!

vickybarone February 16, 2015 - 7:16 am

Oh no!! I’m so sorry you had trouble, Lisa! This is the only “frost” color we used and we found it to be super easy… I hope you liked your finished product!

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Pat June 8, 2015 - 12:34 am

Oh, the possibilities are endless! Thank you!

amy June 24, 2015 - 7:56 pm

Can you drink from these?

vickybarone June 25, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Hi, Amy! Thanks so much for visiting the blog.
You can absolutely drink from these! We made sure to keep the paint line away from the rim so it never comes in contact with your mouth.
We also recommend hand washing to keep the paint in its best condition over time.

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Meghan November 15, 2015 - 12:25 pm

I could not find Martha’s Stewart Craft’s Translucent Frost Glass Paint anywhere. Is it two paints that you mixed together or was it all in one bottle? Instead of Martha’s paint someone told me to try folk art frost medium. I am going to try to mix it with another color to see if I get the same affect as you did. Love to hear from you thanks

vickybarone November 19, 2015 - 10:47 am

Hi, Meghan! Thanks so much for reading! It seems that Martha Stewart Frost Glass Paint has been discontinued! We did find some available on a few third party sites, like this one: http://www.createforless.com/Martha-Stewart-Glass-Paint-by-Plaid/plid16263.aspx

For this tumbler tutorial, we used frost AND gloss: https://vbblog.mystagingwebsite.com/2015/09/16/diy-color-block-frosted-tumblers/
You can still purchase gloss here: http://www.michaels.com/martha-stewart-crafts-glass-paint-tranparent-gloss/M10240739.html?dwvar_M10240739_color=Sweetgrass#q=martha+stewart+glass+paint+gloss&start=2
If you use a foam pouncer, it can create a similar effect just with a glossy finish.

Any glass paint that has a “frost” finish should work though! Krylon makes a line of frosted glass aerosol sprays that have a similar description: http://blitsy.com/sku/BL136365

Hope this helps!!

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Victoria November 28, 2015 - 10:40 am

I’m working on these now using the supplies you mentioned, but mine is coming out with streaks. Any suggestions? How did you get yours to look so perfect? How many coats did you do? I’m on three coats and it still not looking like yours. Help!

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Hi, Victoria!! We did just two coats of paint using a foam pouncer in a light up and down motion (so more like sponge painting than painting with strokes of a paint brush). The up and down motion using a foam brush should prevent streaks! I hope that helps!! Please let us know if you have any more questions!

Sarah December 13, 2015 - 12:38 pm

I had this same problem. I tried to then ‘sponge’ paint it like you said and then it actually comes out sponge painted. How are you able to get it to look so clean??

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Oh no! We did two very light layers and when they dried they looked less sponge painted. Maybe it’s just the photos, but ours do have a visible texture to them!

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Hello, are you able to wash these in the dishwasher or do you hand wash them? How do I keep it from the paint coming off?

vickybarone April 11, 2016 - 2:44 pm

Hi, Amanda! Thanks for checking out the blog! We recommend hand washing these glasses!

Tyler April 3, 2016 - 8:58 pm

Is it dishwasher safe ?

vickybarone April 11, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Hi, Tyler! We recommend hand washing these glasses!

Megan May 14, 2016 - 11:50 am

Has anyone tried the oven baking method to set the paint? I just made a couple sets and I’m fine letting them air dry for 21 days but would love to speed up the process.

Amber June 5, 2016 - 3:48 pm

If I oven bake them, what degree and how long?? Thanks ❤️

vickybarone June 8, 2016 - 8:07 am

Hi, Amber! Here are the full instructions from Martha Stewart’s website: https://www.plaidonline.com/eduPDF/MSGlasscuringinstructions.pdf
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Kim June 7, 2016 - 7:36 pm

I love the looks of these! Have you ever tried doing this technique on plastic tumblers?

vickybarone June 8, 2016 - 7:41 am

Thanks, Kim! We love the idea of plastic tumblers! This paint is made specifically for glass, but maybe we should give it a go on plastic and see how it works! If you try it, let us know! Thanks for stopping by!

Natasha Dzurny June 15, 2016 - 3:24 pm

These are stunning!

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Thanks so much!!

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Love these! How were you able to get the design to have a wave-like look? When I’m placing my tape it just looks like a straight line… Thanks for your help!!

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Hi, Erica! Blue Painter’s Tape has a little give to it so you can pull it and curve it a bit as you go, if you wanted to give that a try! Thanks so much for reading! Hope this helps!

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