DIY to Try: Painted 10 Minute Glassware + The Easiest Cocktail Hack for Parties


DIY // Painted 10 Minute Glassware and The Easiest Cocktail Hack for Parties

I have to admit, I’m pretty excited that today is Friday…BUT I’m even more excited about the fact that Memorial Day is Monday because… three day weekend! I know exactly how I’m going to be celebrating too. With cake and cocktails. Is there any other way?

So, to get into the spirit of the holiday, I partnered with SKYY Barcraft, a new line of elevated cocktail-inspired vodkas from SKYY Vodka, to share the easiest summer cocktail recipe around. Along with a fun weekend DIY to try that will help you wash down those cocktails in style.

You in? Let’s get to it…

Summer Party Hacks

Summer Entertaining + The Easiest Cocktail Hack for Parties

To make these simple cocktails, you’re going to need some glassware. And what’s glassware without a hand painted DIY design, right? Right!

There are tons of pattern options out there, obviously, but I went with the basics…stripes, grids, and brushstrokes. Okay, so it;s possible that polka dots would have been  more simplistic option that brushstroke / hatch marks. BUT polka dots actually would have taken longer, in this case, and I wanted this DIY to be fun and fast.

DIY // How to Paint Glassware in 10 Minutes or Less

DIY Painted Glassware

To make your own patterned glassware, you’ll need a paint brush and glass paint (I like Pebeo). Then, it’s as simple as deciding on a design / pattern and painting away. I’d recommend practicing on an old glass first, to get used to painting on a curved surface. Apply at least two coats of paint, depending on how opaque you want the design to be, then let it dry according to the instructions on the label (typically about 8 hours) before using.

The Easiest Cocktail Hack for Parties

DIY // Hand Painted Glassware in 10 Minutes

And now for the cocktail hack…

Two Ingredient Cocktail Recipe

To make a simple cocktail without all the fuss of a ton of ingredients, measuring / shaking, etc try this… Add one part SKYY Barcraft (available in three flavors: Margarita Lime, Watermelon Fresca, and White Sangria) to two parts club soda or your favorite flavored sparkling water, over ice. Done! Add a fruit garnish if you’re really feeling fancy. 

The limited ingredients make it easy to create large batches for parties. The same two to one ratio applies. Easy peasy.

Tip: Add fruit infused ice cubes to a pitcher of Barcraft White Sangria and sparkling peach or grapefruit water. So good.

Summer Entertaining Hacks + Decor Ideas

DIY // Painted 10 Minute Glassware and The Easiest Cocktail Hack for Parties

Summer Style

Feels like summer!

Photography by Brittni Mehlhoff and Linda Jednaszewski
Concept and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Have any plans for Memorial Day? Would love to hear what you’re up to this weekend.

This post is in partnership with SKYY Barcraft. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Paper & Stitch running.

25 comments | Click here to reply

This is such an adorable idea!! Thanks for the DIY share – perfect activity for a long weekend!

x Sarah
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Sarah | May 22nd, 2015 at 8:48 am

Thanks Sarah. Glad you like it.

Brittni | May 22nd, 2015 at 8:55 am

So perfect! I adore personalized glassware!
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Monique | WritingMonique | May 22nd, 2015 at 8:59 am

Glad to hear that Monique.

Brittni | May 22nd, 2015 at 9:00 am

Oh the glasses look amazing and Watermelon Fresca sounds so good! Have a great long weekend! x

Madeleine | The Daily Mark | May 22nd, 2015 at 9:08 am

Thanks so much Madeleine. Hope you have a great long weekend as well.

Brittni | May 22nd, 2015 at 9:43 am

Thanks so much for sharing this — I’m looking forward to the long weekend as well, even if I do have to work!

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Lara von Linsowe-Wilson | May 22nd, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Hope you’re work isn’t too bad, Lara. And you get a little time for fun this weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Brittni | May 22nd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Love the blue paint for the glasses! Would it slowy chip off over time though? Never tried glass paints before (:
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honey&gazelle | May 22nd, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Good question, Honey & Gazelle. As long as you give the paint enough time to dry according to the instructions on the label (every brand is a little different), and hand wash the glasses (I couldn’t find any info on whether or not you can run painted glasses like these through the dishwasher or not. So I’d say hand wash.), you will get some really good use out of these without any chipping. There are lots of different glass paints out there, so make sure you get a high quality one (i.e. not the cheapest option available) to help prevent chipping and scratching as well.

Brittni | May 22nd, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Thanks for answering my question, Brittni! Will check out the paints available and give this a shot (:
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honey&gazel | May 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Of course! happy to help. 🙂

Brittni | May 22nd, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Love your post! The glasses are so cute. But I kept getting distracted by that cat print behind it. Where did you get it from? I love it!

Katie | May 22nd, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Thanks Katie. Ah, yes…the cat paper! It’s a collaboration gift wrap that Leah Goren and Knot & Bow did. I bought it at a local store, but you can get it online here: . Hope that helps.

Brittni | May 22nd, 2015 at 3:26 pm

That watermelon fresca looks amazing!

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Paige | May 22nd, 2015 at 3:31 pm

This is such a brilliant idea! I like how you painted them, the vertical stripes design is my favourite.

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Katrina Sophia | May 22nd, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Such a cut idea and simple way to add life in to old glasses. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
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Karly | May 23rd, 2015 at 2:43 pm

This is such a cute and fun diy!
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arnella kajtezovic | May 23rd, 2015 at 7:05 pm

Nice Blog and wonderful ideas here.

Isa | May 23rd, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Great work Brittni
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Love this idea! I go back and forth about painting my glasses. This tutorial makes it look so easy! I will have to try it!
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