Our friend had a surprise 40th birthday party for his wife earlier this month. And of course, it was the old “your presence is your present” routine, but you know me. I can’t show up empty handed. So I was planning on making her a glitter wine glass that said: 40 is fine when you look 29.
And then I realized the very day after this friend’s birthday, Pete’s twin sisters turned 40.
So, I mean, if I was going to make one 40th birthday gift, I might as well make three.
And if I was going to make three, I might as well take photos and blog it. Because who knows. You might have three 40th birthdays over 48 hours that you need gifts for.
DIY 40 Is Fine When You Look 29 Glitter Wine Glass
What You’ll Need:
- 21oz. stemless wine glass
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Thin paint brush
- Silver or gold paint marker
- Silver or gold acrylic paint
- 40 Is Fine If You Look 29 printable
What You’ll Do:
Print out the printable at the end of this post.
Cut it out in the shape of the wine glass so you can place it inside the glass to measure.
Press the printable against the glass so you can use it as a guide.
Use the paint pen to trace the letters from the printable. Fill the letters in.
Very carefully, paint a layer of acrylic paint over the letters (except the “40”). So, if you used a silver paint pen, paint over it with silver acrylic paint.
Cover the “40” with a light layer of Mod Podge. Cover it with glitter, knocking off the excess. Let that dry overnight. Then, paint a layer of Mod Podge over the glitter in order to seal it.
If you think the glitter is too thin, you can repeat the process to add a second layer of glitter.
When that has dried, tape across the glass to section off a bottom layer for glitter.
Use the foam brush to paint the space between the tape and the bottom of the glass.
Pour the glitter over the Mod Podge, knocking off any excess. Let that dry overnight.
The next day, remove the tape.
Paint a second layer of Mod Podge over the glitter. That will completely seal it.
Personally, I repeated this process so I had two sealed layers of glitter on the glass. One layer seemed too thin for my liking.
When it has dried completely, carefully use a dry towel to wipe away any excess glitter.
When you give these to your guests, be sure to let them know that these aren’t dishwasher safe. Hand wash them, only, in order to keep the paint and glitter as fresh as possible.
Now, about that printable. Right click the image below and save it to your computer. Print it out when you’re ready to use it.