DIY Gold Dipped Glassware

I haven’t stopped thinking about Front‘s gold dipped glassware set ever since it circulated through the blogosphere last holiday season. So after recently spotting a tutorial on how to DIY gold dipped stemware, I was inspired to create my own version of these luxurious golden vessels. And of course, just in time for that New Year’s Eve party I’ll be hosting this year!

You’ll need:

  • non-toxic gold spray paint (I recommend Krylon)
  • champagne flutes or wine glasses
  • painters tape
  • plastic or ziplock bag

Rip off a 6 inch piece of tape. Center the tape over the base of the glassware, rubbing the bottom edge against the glass. Pull the sides up at a slight angle. As long as the bottom edge is taped smoothly, it’s alright if the top edge of the tape ripples or folds.

Bring one side of the tape across the middle of the glass. Although the spray paint I used is non-toxic, I tried to keep the outline far below the lip line.

Bring the other side of the tape across so the two pieces meet at a point. Tape on a ziplock or plastic bag while still exposing the bottom edge of the tape.

Lightly spray multiple and even coats of paint onto the glass from a couple feet away. Be sure to always spray paint outdoors in a well ventilated area. Allow to dry completely before removing the bag and tape.

Your gold plated champagne flutes are finished! Remember, these are not dishwasher safe and should be hand washed only.

Cheers!

(top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

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121 Comments

  1. Pssshhht wrote:

    omg, that looks so so cool!!
    i wanna try that too…but i think my mom wont be as excited about this idea…lol

    12.30.11
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  2. Alexandra wrote:

    OMGawd these are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!! There is not a glass in my cupboard that is safe from gold now…

    Thanks for the inspiration girls – as always!

    xxx

    12.30.11
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  3. Love it!
    It looks so glamorous.

    12.30.11
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  4. I love it! Perfect the last party of the year! I leave my last DIY, inspired mask Erickson Beamon for this party. I hope you enjoy and Merry Christmas!
    http://www.desdetenerifeconamor.com/2011/12/diy-erickson-beamon-masquerade.html

    12.30.11
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  5. Nancie wrote:
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  6. Steph wrote:

    Good work.love a lil homemade creativity.

    12.30.11
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  7. Very cool idea and your glasses look great!

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    12.30.11
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  8. CoCo wrote:

    wow so beautiful.

    12.30.11
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  9. Really nice idea! I’ll try it next year 🙂

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    12.30.11
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  10. L. Figment wrote:

    They look amazing!
    I was wondering though, does the paint chip at all?

    L.

    12.30.11
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  11. That is AMAZING!!

    12.30.11
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  12. mimi wrote:

    love this so beautiful

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    12.30.11
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  13. I LOVE IT!!

    XO Charlotte
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    12.30.11
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  14. christin wrote:

    DI Y haven’t I thought of this? These are fab.

    12.30.11
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  15. nuray wrote:

    They are gorgeous 🙂

    12.30.11
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  16. laure wrote:

    Do you think this last when you put it on the washing machine?
    Great Idea as always!

    12.30.11
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  17. Absolutely stunning. What a wonderful idea.

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    12.30.11
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  18. omg they look amazing! you are a GENIUS.

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    12.30.11
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  19. Jasmine wrote:

    “well ill be!!”….smh…this is awesomeness!!!

    12.30.11
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  20. These are lovely! We’ve recently acquired a few too many wine glasses… guess I’ve found a use for them after all.

    PQP
    xx

    12.30.11
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  21. Such an amazing idea – and super easy. This would make such a lovely gift as well.

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylsit

    12.30.11
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  22. Roseanne wrote:

    That is so cool!I am definately trying that out!

    12.30.11
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  23. sooo cute…you didan awesome job

    12.30.11
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  24. Well, now i know what I am going to be doing tonight! Great tutorial, thanks!

    12.30.11
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  25. sheshe wrote:

    I’m going to try this on my decanter this weekend. Thanks!

    12.30.11
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  26. Love this – such a fun, festive DIY!

    12.30.11
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  27. PERFECT! I’m doing this for tomorrow night 😀

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    12.30.11
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  28. Ambyr wrote:

    Uhmmm yes please! I kind of bummed I already did a DIY of my own New Years glasses, otherwise this would have won for what I was doing. These are awesome.

    HAPPY NEW YEARS
    xoxo
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    12.30.11
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  29. cecilia wrote:

    that looks absolutly amasing! <3 I am so going to try that

    12.30.11
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  30. Jennifer wrote:

    Great idea for a decanter! This is something that even the crafty – handicapped can do (I’m talking about myself here…lol)…

    12.30.11
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  31. Great idea! I think I could also mod podge some glasses with leftover gold glitter I have from the glitter shoes I made using your tutorial 🙂

    12.30.11
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  32. PhotoGirl wrote:

    I don’t really care for the glasses, but I’m dying to know more about the candleabra in the first picture. Where is it from? I love it!

    12.30.11
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  33. Erin W. wrote:

    This is possibly your radest DIY to date (I have a bit of a glasswares obsession, not gonna lie…) Would it be weird if I did this to all of my glasses?? Love! x E.

    12.30.11
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  34. That looks insanely fabulous!!!

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  35. Julianne wrote:

    Thank you for this DIY!
    I am preparing to do a lot of stemware projects with gold for my wedding. Perfect!

    12.30.11
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  36. wow, they look great! well done!

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  37. WayWeWere wrote:

    holy grail…this is fantastic! How is this brand for the glitter spray? I wanted to try but our local stores only have krylon and they got all bad reviews…

    12.30.11
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  38. KYBOE USA wrote:

    Love gold – Love these!

    12.30.11
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  39. Ría wrote:

    I love it! They are perfect for this type of holidays.

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    12.30.11
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  40. DC2NY wrote:

    Girls,you are incredible!
    I would never even ThiNK of this IDea!!!

    Let’s ring in the NeW YeAR with GoLD and CLASS!!
    So doing it!!

    http://dc2nyconfessions.com

    12.30.11
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  41. LARITÜSSE wrote:

    This is absolutely fantastic! I’ve been inspired to add some gold touches to my home and this DIY will complete that!

    12.30.11
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  42. Amy wrote:

    savage

    12.30.11
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  43. So cool!! I would really love to try this myself.

    12.30.11
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  44. Andrenna wrote:

    This post commemorates my official girl crush on you. Love this post!

    12.30.11
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  45. Shini wrote:

    Brilliant idea, as allllways!

    12.31.11
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  46. Amazing idea! I love it! So festive and so easy!
    Thanks for the inspiration…and the idea!!

    12.31.11
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  47. Nora wrote:

    These would have been an adorable Christmas gift! Oh well next year!

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  48. Zane wrote:

    wow looks really gorgeous

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  49. Vanessa wrote:

    Gorgeous! Think I’ve stumbled upon a project for 2012.

    1.2.12
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  50. Bec wrote:

    OMG this is so fab! Would look even more amazing with big fat fresh strawberry in the glass! x

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  51. I love those glasses. They look rly elegant!

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  52. caitlin wrote:

    I wonder if it would be safe to do a rim right at the lip line? is it truly non toxic?

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  53. Danielle wrote:

    How do I wash these? I washed one that I did and the spray paint came off.

    2.7.12
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  54. Kimber wrote:

    I tried this with some dishwasher safe glass paint that I got at Michael’s (you have to bake the glasses in the oven to set the paint) and it turned out beautifully! Thanks for the great idea!

    2.8.12
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  55. Jenni wrote:

    Love these!! We made them for toasting flutes for our wedding, and they turned out beautifully!!! They certainly look more expensive than the $6 or so they took to make! Thanks for the tutorial!!

    4.15.12
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  56. Kathy wrote:

    I’m a little late to the party, but I’m just loving this!

    4.16.12
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  57. I love that technique and I’m willing to try it on my own glassware some time! Actually, my brother and his wife did the exact same thing for their wedding glasses a few years ago 🙂 I’m planning to do so myself, when the time comes.

    5.1.12
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  58. Amanda wrote:

    Great idea, I can’t wait to try doing this to some old glasses that I have.

    Jewelry Rage

    5.25.12
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  59. Athena wrote:

    Wow! These look so could, I’m gonna try this!

    6.15.12
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  60. FadRock Designs wrote:

    Ohhhi me ah in love wid these, amma try it.

    7.17.12
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  61. Latia Rolf wrote:

    Wine glasses that are made from crystal glass are the best. I always buy sparkling wine glasses on our local store and they really look great.;:’;:

    Many thanks
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    7.24.12
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  62. Jazmine Rodriguez wrote:

    These glasses look so fancy!

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  63. Absolutely awesome post and helpful post! although I am too lazy at times, my dirty secret is that I also kinda adore cleaning. It can be so good and I really like the idea of cleaning. Thanks for some more suggestions 🙂 x

    10.5.12
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  64. These are so nice, great job!!! Sorry, I’m from the UK…I might not be so slang…

    10.24.12
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  66. Johana Kleffman wrote:

    Wine glasses that are made of borosilicate glass are the best because they last longer. ;

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    11.27.12
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  67. ashley wrote:

    i’m sure the colelction of Champagne Flutes has a great inffluence on your table among your friends

    10.23.13
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  68. msinfo wrote:

    Hi, Quick question, did you use a spray primer before spray painting these, and if not did you use a sealer or feel that one will be necessary to use? Thanks for the input and the idea.

    11.4.13
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  69. Hermes wrote:

    This is fabulous, the wine glasses look so luxurious, I am just wondering, for a clumpsy and impatient person like I am, whether I can pull it off nicely like you did.

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  70. CG wrote:

    OTHER METALLIC COLORS LIKE RED AND GREEN FOR XMAS, GREEN FOR ST. PATTY’S DAY, RED FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, OR SPRAY GOLD OR SILVER GLITTER PAINT OVER A SOLID COLOR (ONCE THE SOLID COLOR COMPLETELY DRIES FIRST) WOULD ALSO BE A TWIST ON THIS ALREADY GREAT IDEA!!

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  71. w wrote:

    TOXIC!

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  72. tamrhendy wrote:

    Now that is what I call good looking champagne.

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