DIY Painted Birthday Drinking Glass

Posted by Morena Hockley
Use DecoArt Glass Paint Markers to create a colorful and special birthday drinking glass.

I love having little things that make birthdays extra special. My kids get to choose where to eat on their birthday, for example, and they look forward to that little extra birthday "perk." I decided it would be fun to have a birthday drinking glass that only the birthday person gets to use. I used a plain drinking glass and embellished it with DecoArt Paint Markers to create a custom glass (that has a special surprise on the bottom!)

These markers are perfect for doodling on glass surfaces. They're easier to use than glass paint if you're going for a hand drawn, cartoonish look. The paint is permanent when set, so you'll be able to enjoy this glass for years to come!


  • Glass Cup
  • DecoArt Glass Paint Markers

Clean and dry the glass well. Find and print a picture that you want to trace. Check online coloring books for simple graphics that are easy to trace and color.

Place the printed image inside the glass. Trace the image with the black paint marker.

Begin coloring in the image with the desired paint colors. Press the marker on a piece of paper until the ink begins to flow, then color in the image. These colors are translucent, kind of like stained glass.

Once you are done coloring your image, let it dry for at least 3 days. Then, set the paint according to the instructions written on the side of the pen. You will place the glass in a cold oven, set the oven to the specified temperature, and let it bake for the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer. Once you've done this the paint will be permanent and the glass will be washable and reusable. Won't the birthday boy or girl have fun drinking from this special glass? Have fun crafting and creating!