Thursday, January 12, 2012

Craft of the Week: Chalkboard Wine Glasses + FREE GIVEAWAY!!

I've been fascinated with chalkboard paint, ever since I was in elementary school.  A friend of mine had an entire painted chalkboard wall in her room and we'd spend hours doodling and coloring until the whole thing was covered!

That's why I have been SO excited all week about doing this particular craft!  Chalkboard paint plus wine glasses (and of course, some wine!)?!  Wouldn't these make cute place cards for a dinner party?  Or, you'd never misplace your wine glass again at a cocktail party!

What could be better, you ask???  A free giveaway?!  That's right, I'm giving away 2 pairs of wine glasses to 2 lucky winners!  (See below for details on how to enter!)

Supplies Needed:
  • Wine glasses (mine are Libbey brand from Target)
  • Chalkboard paint (Rust-oleum brand available at Home Depot)  OR Chalkboard spray paint (Rust-oleum brand, Home Depot)
  • Painters Tape
  • Wax Paper
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Paper towels

Since this was my first time making these, I wanted to experiment a bit with chalkboard paint vs. spray paint to see which gives the best results!

Directions with Chalkboard Paint:
1. Lay out cardboard / newspaper for your drying station.  Place wax paper on top.

2. Tape around the stem of each of the wine glasses. 

3. Dip one wine glass at a time into the paint.  Hold over paint container to let as much excess paint drip off as possible.

4. Place on wax paper.  Repeat for remaining glasses. 

5. After about 20 minutes, move the wine glasses to another section of the wax paper, so that they do not dry with the excess paint attached to them.  Repeat 2-3 times.

6. Carefully remove the tape and let them sit to dry completely for 24 hours.

Directions with Chalkboard Spray Paint:
1. Repeat steps 1-2 from above.

2. Cover the wine glasses with paper towels and tape at the bottom.

3. Shake spray can well before and while spraying wine glasses.

4. Set wine glasses out to dry for 24 hours.

Which way worked best?
Actually, both sets of wine glasses turned out amazing and flawless!  The spray painted ones were a bit smoother, while the painted ones had a nice thick dipped coat.  The chalk took to both, and wiped right off with water.

However, if I were to do it again or if I wanted to make these in bulk, I'd probably chose the spray paint!  It was much easier and I didnt have to worry about the paint dripping.  Looks like I'll have to find another craft to do with all this leftover chalkboard paint...!

Now, how can you win a pair of my wine glasses?!
There are two ways to win:

1. Leave a comment below on what your favorite post has been so far on love&laughter. 

And / Or

2. Follow my blog (click follow on the right)!!

One winner will be chosen at random from the commenters and another from the followers.  You have until Sunday at 12pm EST to enter.  The winners will be announced on Monday!  Good luck!


  1. My favorite post was one of your first when you explained why you started crafting again:)

  2. so cute Kaitlin- I also saw the bottoms done with metallic gold spray paint and for place settings for a dinner party it look gorg. :0 ur doing ur mom proud

  3. this is so great! i would love to win some wine glasses and if i don't win, I will be making my own! my favorite post so far as been your trash the dress pictures :)

  4. Love the post Kait!! You know how I feel about wine!! Missed you last night!

  5. Love this, I agree with Meggan - if I dont' get free ones then I am going to try making them. Love "Introducing the craft of the week" blog <3

  6. I love chalkboard inspired items! this is my favorite post. I have no clue you could do this!

  7. All my life I have wanted these glasses and now they are within my grasp. As you know I have been your loving and devoted uncle and have carried your picture in my wallet since you were a little girl. I never won anything in my life, so I am applealing to your sympathy.

    Great idea Kaitlin... eliminates the risk of drinking out of someone else's wine glass!

  8. Hi Kaitlin! I love your blog. My favorite post was Introducing Craft of the Week. I loved it because it told me a lot about you and why you love to craft. And I love these wine glasses :)

  9. I want to Win!!!!! You Are Amazing!!!!!!