DIY Sharpie Wine Glasses

March 7, 2017

Sometimes Mommy just needs a little time out and those times may just call for some wine.  My cousins birthday was yesterday – she is a strong, bold and beautiful single-mother and while I really would have loved to treat her to an entire day at the spa, that was a bit out of my price range.  I instead decided to give her a gift card to Target and make her a wine glass.  This is a great add-on or last-minute gift.  You guys, I’m not joking with how easy it is and how little you need to make it.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Wine Glass (you can generally find some reasonably priced wine glasses at Target, Ikea and even the Dollar Store)
  • Sharpies (I used Metallic Gold and Metallic Silver)

I started by typing into a Word Document what I wanted the text to say.  I chose “Mommy Juice”, selected the font style and size I wanted and printed it off on regular paper.  Dont worry about formatting – I cut out the words from the paper and taped them to the inside of the glass.  You get a nice preview of the glass this way, so if you are unhappy with the size or font – just reprint it.

When you are happy with it, you can start drawing over the design with your Sharpie, directly onto the glass.


Once you are finished, you will want to go back a few times and trace over the design to ensure you have a nice solid, thick script.

It will initially look like the picture above, but after more layers, you should have a thicker script like the below.

I felt that the glass was too plain with just the font so I went ahead and added polka dots all around the glass to give it a little something extra.

I could not believe how easy this was and I cant wait to improve on this project.  As a little addition, I made an easy Rubber Ducky Wine Charm that goes with the “Mommy Theme”.   These are also incredibly easy to make – you can see my tutorial on how to make Wine Charms here.


I think she really appreciated the handmade gesture and added something a little more personal than just the gift card.

The only thing to keep in mind is that these will be hand wash only.  If you buy a wine glass that you know can withstand heat in the oven, you can bake the design onto the glass.  (Bake on 350 for 20 minute – put the glass in the oven as soon as you turn the oven on and leave in 10 minutes after) but I would not recommend doing it unless you know the glass can withstand that heat.  Do not scrub on the design when hand washing.  

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