I love Halloween!! It’s so much fun! The movies, costumes, fun with food, and of course, the decor! As I was going through my Halloween box, I came across my spiderweb wine glasses that I had made a few years ago. I just LOVE these guys so much that I wanted to share how I made them. They are tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, they’re quite easy. I purchased the wine glasses from the dollar store, and used glass paint in a squeeze bottle. You could very well paint them on with a thin paintbrush, I just found the squeeze bottle really easy. Martha Stewart has just recently come out with a new glass paint collection, all of which are in squeeze bottles. I sound like it’s my job to promote Martha huh? I wish!!! I just love her stuff so much!!
*I no longer had the paint that I had used a few years ago when I had made these, so the paint I used for this tutorial is actually not a glass paint, and I used it ONLY to show how the webs were done. The glass paint I used was more thick and stable, as most glass paints are. So it looks sloppy, but it’s only because the paint it loose, it was just the only paint I had in a squeeze bottle!*
I found that by starting by making the lines down the base is the easiest way to go. Then, beginning from the top, connect the webs. I like to turn my wine glass with my other hand as I paint to help make it easier.
Here are my original glasses! Note how thin and crisp the lines are. I added some glittered glass paint over the whole base for an extra effect. For the spider charms (which I think are absolutely necessary!), I purchased them on eBay (here’s a listing for them. Sometimes they can make a special listing for you if you wanted to order only a few), but if you wanted to make them for this Halloween, I’m sure you could find some spider charms in your local arts and crafts store. I just liked these ones in particular, because there was a space for the different colored jewels that I added.
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