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DIY Color Block Frosted Tumblers

by vickybarone

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We are back with even more frosted glass tumblers! This is such a fun and easy DIY and the designs you can create are endless. For these tumblers, we used two different kinds of Martha Stewart Glass Paint (frosted and gloss) and overlapped them to create this pink and coral color block look. Here’s how you can make your own…

DIY Color Block Frosted Tumblers | Vicky Barone

DIY Color Block Frosted Tumblers | Vicky Barone

Supplies: glass tumblers, Martha Stewart Frost Glass Paint in Ballet Slipper, Martha Stewart Gloss Glass Paint in Red Coral, washi tape (or painter’s tape), a foam pouncer, and rubbing alcohol.

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1. Clean the tumblers with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. Let dry.
2. Tape off a section of the tumbler for the first color. For this two-toned color block look, start with the lighter color first. You’ll want to tape off a section of the bottom of the glass so that the glass will look like it was “dipped” in paint at an angle.
3. Press out all of the air bubbles in the tape with your fingernail to create a clean paint line.
4. Dip the foam pouncer in the paint and begin painting the taped off section of glass using an up and down motion.
5. Let dry two hours, then apply a second coat to even out the paint.
6. Let dry overnight and then peel off the tape.
7. Repeat steps 2-6 with the darker color, taping off the opposite side of the glass so that the paint colors overlap in the middle.
8. 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).

DIY Color Block Frosted Tumblers | Vicky Barone

DIY Color Block Frosted Tumblers | Vicky Barone

DIY Color Block Frosted Tumblers | Vicky Barone

They may be a little time consuming (so much waiting!), but we promise they are worth it.

DIY Color Block Frosted Tumblers | Vicky Barone

They also make great gifts! Place them in a box with some pretty paper straws and a mini bottle of champagne for a hostess gift or even a little something to give your girlfriends when you ask them to be your bridesmaids! The possibilities are endless and everyone is sure to love this handmade gift.

DIY Color Block Frosted Tumblers | Vicky BaroneDIY Color Block Frosted Tumblers | Vicky Barone

UPDATE: Thank you all SO much for your interest in this super fun DIY! We are so sad to say that the Martha Stewart Frost Glass Paint has been discontinued. You can still find some colors here and here, but we also suggest trying out the “Gloss” paint or a “frosted glass” spray paint like this clear one or this teal one to achieve a similar effect.

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Aaria Baid September 21, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Such a cute and pretty DIY!

Renee Adams February 25, 2016 - 6:53 pm

These are so cute and work well for a themed party setting.
Can this technique work on acrylic or clear plastic glasses that are very popular nowadays?

vickybarone March 1, 2016 - 8:06 am

Hi, Renee! Thanks so much for visiting the blog. We are so glad you like this project! We have only ever used this technique on glass, so we’re not sure! If you try it out on plastic, we’d love to see how it turns out!

Joan Jackson September 27, 2015 - 12:15 am

It’s a shame the Martha Stewarts Frost paints are almost extinct now.
I couldn’t find them at either Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. Someone told me online that they have been discontinued.
I found some on Ebay for $34.

vickybarone September 28, 2015 - 9:17 am

Oh no! Thanks so much for letting us know! We did a little searching and found a few places online where you can find some for reasonable prices:

Thanks so much for reading! Hope this helps 🙂

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Kendall April 8, 2016 - 10:35 pm

How can you wash these? Do you have to hand wash?

vickybarone April 11, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Hi, Kendall! we recommend hand washing these glasses!

Jackie Miller June 7, 2016 - 10:29 pm

I am making painted wine glasses for my daughters wedding. I put a few coats on, letting them dry between, but they are very streaky. I baked them as directed hoping it would even out but it didn’t. Can I do another coat even after I already baked them, maybe do a swirl so the streaking doesn’t show.

vickybarone June 8, 2016 - 7:43 am

Hi, Jackie! Thanks for stopping by! We have never baked ours (we always air cure) so we can’t be sure. We can say, however, that anytime we don’t like the look of them, another coat usually helps! Are you using a foam pouncer in an up and down sponge-painting motion?

Cindy Anthony July 29, 2016 - 10:25 am

Vicky, do you kind of dab the sponge or drag?

vickybarone August 1, 2016 - 3:39 pm

Hi, Cindy!
Dabbing the sponge in an up and down motion has given us the best results!
Thanks so much for checking out the blog!

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