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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Favorites Sunday re-runs..How to paint a snowman wine glass.

I have decided to take part in a new meme by Chari over @ happytodesign This is what she says about it.....I'm trying something a little different today. I thought that it might be fun to dedicate Sundays to a "re-run" of a favorite blog post! As bloggers, we oftentimes have a favorite post that we've really enjoyed blogging about, however it seems to get buried or forgotten about, amongst the many other posts that we've published. In light of that, I thought it would be fun to do a brand new Sunday meme..."Sunday Favorites"...where we can repost a favorite! Many of you have been blogging for years and you have published some really great would be so nice to share them again!

I had planned to make a video of this but then I realized my camera is in Madison over 2 hrs much for videos, so I'm going to try to show you the best I only need 4 colors of paint and we will mix to make the colors we need...

You will need

1 stem wine glass

a small section of sponge ( just a small kitchen sponge is fine)

a small stencil brush,

a thin point black marker

a small liner brush and a #2 round brush

1 bottle of red acrylic paint

black acrylic paint

yellow acrylic paint

white acrylic paint.
a paper plate

water, you can use a pint jar

paper towels

Thanks Terry for reminding me to add....wash glass in warm soapy water, dry... and then before you start, wipe with alcohol to remove any oil from your hands or any soap residue. Next cut a small square from the sponge and wet it in the water make sure to squeeze as much water out as possible, then dip the sponge into the white paint
Just started dabbing the glass with the white paint, do not paint all the way to the top, you need to leave an area to drink from where there is no paint. It will take about 3 coats to cover it good. Be sure and let it dry for about an hour between each coat. Cover the stem and the foot of the glass also
Just a few ideas, but you can make any face you like on these.. use your imagination.

Once the base coat is dry, completely, totally dry, raw a face on the glass, I usually use the thin point black marker, that way I already have my black outline and all I have to do is fill in the color. Don't worry if your lines aren't exactly where you want them to be, like my left eye, I can straighten it up with a little white paint and redrawing the line.

On the paper plate put out a puddle of black and a puddle of white. Put out red and yellow. Use just a drop of the red in the yellow to make orange, mix and add colors untill you get desired orange, in another spot add a drop of red to the white to form pink. Using the round brush color book the eyes and mouth black..
Then using the round paint the nose orange.....
Pick up some of the pink on a dry stencil brush, wiping most of it off on a paper towel. Using a circular motion lightly touching the glass add the not rub hard or you'll lift the white off.
I took the liner brush and some black paint and straighten the messed up left eye and then filled in the upper eye section with white covering up the first line...wa-la..the mess up is gone...I used the liner brush and some white to draw a high lite line on the nose, added a comma stroke of white to the eyes and mouth and just a dot of white to the cheeks, add hat and he's done.You can add pine or holly leaves around the base if you like or add a ribbon. I filled mine with silver bells.

After your glass completely dries spray with a clear acrylic spray being care not to spray the rim of your glass. I usually cover the top part with masking tape while I spray the whole painted area.

Do not wash your glass in the dish washer or in hot soapy water, wipe the painted area with a damp cloth, the inside and rim can be washed with a hot soapy dish cloth..

I hope I didn't confuse anybody and you enjoyed my little how - to...


  1. It is so adorable!

    Have a blessed Sunday.
    ~Melissa :)

  2. Looks like you had a great time doing this project. Happy Favorite Sunday!

  3. It is so cute and looks so simple to create. Thanks for the instructions, Molly!..Christine

  4. This is a really cute idea!

    I also love the little puppy picture in your sidebar who appears to be begging for comments. How could we refuse to leave a comment after THAT little face!?!

    AND - - - I'm also in love with your header picture!

  5. Hello Molly...

    My friend, I'm just thrilled that you decided to participate in "Sunday Favorites"...and thank you so much for the sweet "mention" at the beginning of your post...I sure do appreciate that!!!

    Ohhhh myyyy...what a fabulous post!!! This is new to me so I'm so glad that you chose to repost this one! I love any and all craft projects and this darling little snowman wine glass is simply precious! (Oh boy, not to mention, that snowmen are my favorite to decorate with at Christmas!) I am definitely going to have a "try" at this! Your tutorial was great...easy to understand...step-by-step instructions!!! Yes, yes, yes!!!...I just adore this little snowman glass!!! This is a great project...thanks so much for re-sharing it with all of us!!!

    Do you know Barb from Grits and Glamor? She re-posted one of her craft projects also has to do with decorating glasses! You'll have to go and check it out..really cute idea!!!

    Well my friend, thank you again for joining in the fun for Sunday Favorites...I'm so glad that you did!!!
    Warmest wishes,

  6. Ooops...just lil' ol' me again! I just had to comment on your writing about believing in the upper right hand corner of your blog! I have said this same thing to many people that I have talked to about the Lord over the years...this was the first time that I seen it put in writing! I think it's a great point! Thanks for sharing that on your blog!!!


  7. Thank's for posting about the snowman.
    I have a snowman collection but this was the first one on glass I have seen. I love your simple ,and clear instructions .
    Oh I stopped by to invite you over to pick up your lady bug smile award. If you want .

  8. This is one of the clearest (and cutest) painting tutorials for glass I have ever run across. So glad you posted it again .. it gives people the confidence to give painting a try .... and we all know what a wonderful hobby it is :)

  9. That is so cute and very good instructions! Thanks for sharing it again because I didn't see it the first time around! :)

    I sure hope you're feeling better! Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest!


  10. I love snowmen, and this wineglass is just such a cute project. I love it! I suspect if I tried it, that my snowman would look more like a marshmallow in a microwave, but I've got an artistic daughter and I may convince her she's just got to do some of these for next winter!

    Sooooo cute! Thanks ... Cass


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