DIY Polka Dot Highball Glasses by Chelsea Costa
Chelsea Costa of Lovely Indeed used our Beacon Glassware to create this set of polka dotted highball gasses. The fun mid-century modern pattern looks perfect for summertime happy hour on a patio and/or fire escape. Here’s Chelsea with some simple step-by-step instructions for how to make your own at home…
I fell in love with the shape and weight of the Beacon Highball Glasses, and decided that they were just begging for a little DIY pattern of their own. This project is fantastic because it’s so customizable, so let’s get going!
1. Start by thoroughly cleaning and drying your glassware.Then cut a strip of vinyl that’s 9” long and 2.5” wide, with about a .5” peak in the center. (The peak will keep your polka dots level as you wrap your vinyl around the glass.)
- 2. Punch holes at random in the vinyl, creating a polka dot pattern.
- 3. Lay the vinyl on the glass, placing the center down first and smoothing out toward the sides. It may take a couple of tries to get the vinyl straight; it shouldn’t be a problem to remove it and place it on the glass again. Be sure that there are no air bubbles and that each polka dot is smoothed down so that no paint will seep underneath.
- 4. Using the paintbrush, place a stroke of glass paint over each polka dot, being sure that each one is completely covered.
- 5. Carefully remove the vinyl from the glass, peeling off slowly so as not to damage the paint.
6. Allow the paint to dry and cure according to the directions on the packaging. Some may take longer than others, or have alternative curing methods like baking or washing.
7. After the paint is completely cured, pour yourself a drink and have fun! I can’t wait to use these at our next gathering. Cheers!
Chelsea Costa is the founder of Lovely Indeed, a blog about living a DIY lifestyle and all of the happiness that comes with it. Read more here, or connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
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