It’s summer and now that we are in Step 2 and are allowed to have larger gatherings outdoors, people are starting to gather for barbeques and pool parties. But it’s always an annoyance when you set your drink on the table and when you come back, there are 3 other identical glasses. What to do? What to do?
I have the perfect solution for that problem – chalkboard paint!
That’s right! This craft is so useful and easy that anyone can do it! And your guests will thank you for making it easy to keep track of which drink is theirs!
To complete this craft, you need a couple of basic supplies:
- Wineglasses (however many you need, depending on your party size)
- Chalkboard paint
- A container for the paint. This container must be able to fit the bottom of the glass inside it.
- Painter’s tape for a clean upper line (optional)
- Waxed paper
- Pour the paint into the container. Fill it to roughly the depth you want the paint to come up the sides of the glass.
- Optional: Wrap the stem of the glass with painters tape at the point you want the chalk paint to stop.
- Dip each glass in the paint, being careful to only get the outside of the glass. Do not get any paint on the interior of the glass or on the top few inches of the exterior (where your lips will go when taking a drink) as most chalk paint is not food/drink safe.
- Remove from the paint and allow all the excess to drip off.
- Place on waxed paper to dry. Alternately, you can stand them upside down or use a couple of flat bamboo skewers to elevate the glasses off the table slightly.
- If needed, remove the painters tape after about 15 minutes and allow to dry completely.
- When party time comes, write each person’s name on the chalk paint and voila! No more mixed up drinks!
You can experiment with this technique too! You aren’t limited to wine glasses. Tumblers, highballs, etc. would all look great. Don’t stick with just a standard straight line either. The glasses below were dipped at an angle, giving the glasses a high end look. Lastly, chalk paint is available in many colours – you don’t have to stick with just black (unless you want to!). The possibilities are endless!