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EVERYTHING You Need To Host a Wine Glass Painting Bridal Shower

Photo by Carrie Ketterman

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What makes a wine painting class such a great bridal shower activity is there are a variety of styles that can be done on so many different glasses. Guests can participate in a group activity, and still create something that is personal to them.
— Carrie Ketterman, Wine Glass Painting Artist & Teacher

Ok ladies, are you ready to get crafty? I have a wonderful idea for your next shower that you are going to host. Painted wine glasses! These make great favors for your party, or you can decorate them and give them to the bride to take to her new home. Either way, they’ll make for a fun activity for your guests.


Things to Think About During Planning

So what are you going to need for this project? Well, obviously paint and wine glasses, and a little wine doesn't hurt either. I've actually put together a full supply list for you below with links, so you can make sure you've got all the supplies you need for this craft party. 

You’ll need to pick something for the guests to paint on their glasses if you’re giving them to the bride so they’re cohesive (make sure she would like these first before you give them to her). If the guests are taking them home, then tell them to grab some paint and have fun. You can have some models there if you would like to for inspiration.


How to Select a Style & Help Your Guests Have Fun 

Carrie Ketterman teaches local wine glass painting classes, and she says that despite varying skill levels, they're always something everyone seems to enjoy. "What makes a wine painting class such a great bridal shower activity is there are a variety of styles that can be done on so many different glasses. Guests can participate in a group activity, and still create something that is personal to them." 

"Sometimes I find that it can be a little overwhelming for students to pick a style, so I like to have some examples available for inspiration. The other thing I like to remind my students is that the glasses don’t have to be perfect, and to have fun with it!"


 Wine Glass Painting Party Supplies

download printable supply list

 

wine glasses or champagne flutes

□ rubbing alcohol

□ glass paint

□ glass paint markers (optional)

paint brushes

□ water cups

□ paper plates

□ paper towels

□ plastic tablecloth or canvas drop cloth

□ an oven

□ aprons (optional)

□ paper and pencil for sketching out designs (optional)

□ masking tape (optional)

□ nail polish remover (optional)

□ q-tips (optional)

□ inspiration photos or design templates for guests (optional)

□ wine (bonus)

□ background music (bonus)

Make sure that you have enough paint for all of your guests. You might want to double up on the most popular colors like black, white, and pink if there's a large group. If you're on a budget and want to limit the selection to a few colors try black, white, and the bride's wedding colors.


How to Hand Paint Your Own Wine Glasses in 6 Steps

Make sure you use paint that is made specifically for glass.

Make sure you use paint that is made specifically for glass.

  1. Thoroughly clean the glasses so the paint can adhere
  2. Sketch out your design or download these free printable design templates here
  3. Gather your paints
  4. Paint
  5. Allow the glass to air dry for 1 hour.
  6. Bake (follow the directions on your paint so your glasses don't shatter). The other option is to let the paint cure for 21 days.

Another option is to an artist to teach the class for you, they'll bring all of the supplies themselves so you don't even have to think about it. Carrie Ketterman, who's graciously lent her work and expertise throughout the post charges $25/person which includes all the supplies you need, plus a creative mind for teaching. If you're fortunate enough to live in the Kentuckiana area you can hire her here for a bridal shower or event, and if not you can find a professional by googling wine painting classes in your area.


We can’t wait to see your creations, make sure to post them on our Facebook page!


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