HOW TO PAINT GLASS PLATES

I had so much fun learning how to paint glass plates. My curiosity was driven by the fact I own about 60 appetizer size glass plates from a party we hosted once.

Recently, I found those plates hiding in the back of my dining room hutch and was excited to have plenty of plates to paint and decorate glass plates. Ever since I learned you can do this with glass, I pretty much want to paint all my glass accessories.

HOW TO PAINT GLASS PLATES

The supply list is super short and the fun factor is limited only by your imagination. This project works with plates, mason jars or any glassware with a smooth finish. The options and ideas are endless.

There is a short video on my youtube channel at the bottom of this post!

SUPPLY LIST

  • set of acrylic paint pens like these (I found mine at Home Depot).
  • glass plates, bowls, jars, drink glasses
  • drop cloth or heavy craft paper
  • oven + baking sheet

HOW TO DECORATE GLASS PLATES

This is so simple and every plate will be a custom piece. Keep reading for fun ideas for this craft. But, first…

Tip: Do not pre-heat the oven.

  1. Start with clean, dry glassware.
  2. Cover surface because oil-based markers will leave a mark.how-to-paint-glass-plates
  3. Decorate the plate. I painted on the backside of the plate because it was just hearts.
  4. Place finished glassware on a baking sheet.
  5. Let plates sit  on a baking sheet for 20 minutes to “set.
  6. Place baking sheet in the oven and turn the oven to 350 degrees
  7. “Bake” for 30 minutes

Lessons:

  • Cover the surface when using oil-based Sharpies.
  • Don’t overthink the design. This is supposed to a fun, relaxing craft.how-to-paint-glass-plates

PIN FOR BOREDOM BUSTERS FOR ALL AGES +

This would be a fun idea for the kids, girlfriends or the grandkids.

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Oh and before you go… here is a short youtube video with me explaining how to paint glass accessories. 

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2 Comments

  1. I have a huge set of glass plates for parties (remember them?!). This is a cool idea!

  2. Laura.. you are so darn cute! Love your video. Great idea for a girls party. Have a wonderful week!

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