Jazz up a plain drinking glass with some chalk paint & impress guests

"Variety is the spice of life," wrote late English poet William Cowper, and this continues to ring true. Perhaps this is why we continuously look to put our own unique spins on things in our homes⁠: to change them and make them more distinct.
Glassware, for example, is something that guests notice. Instead of offering a cool beverage in a plain drinking glass, serve it up in a chalk-painted masterpiece. Use the instructions below to create your first glass; experiment with different patterns and colors to complete the set.
- Drinking glass
- Masking tape
- Scissors (optional)
- Bob Dively liquid masking film
- Fine paintbrush
- Plastic paint palette
- FolkArt Home Decor lavender chalk paint
- FolkArt Home Decor cottage white chalk paint (optional)
- 1-inch-wide paintbrush
- Wood toothpick
DIY Everywhere
1. Measure approximately 2 inches from the bottom of a drinking glass; wrap masking tape around the circumference of the glass. Rip or cut the tape to free it from the roll.
2. Dip a fine paint brush into liquid masking film. Apply dots of the film to the glass, approximately 1/2 inch apart from one another, about 1 inch below the masking tape. Allow the liquid masking film to dry.
3. Pour lavender chalk paint into a paint palette.
4. Dip a 1-inch-wide paint brush into the paint; paint the bottom of the glass below the masking tape. Cover the liquid masking film with paint. Allow the paint to dry.
5. Gently peel the masking tape off the glass.
6. Locate the raised round bumps in the paint; these bumps are the dots of liquid masking film applied in step 2. Use a toothpick to gently remove paint from the liquid masking film.
7. Use the white chalk paint to make the same design (or whatever you prefer) on another drinking glass.
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