Dye glasses - bring color into the decoration

If you have a lot of tealight glasses or decorative bottles that get boring over time, you can simply color the glasses. Even old jam jars or the popular mustard glasses become interesting again with a great color. There are basically two different methods. But no matter which method you use, as drinking glasses the colored glasses are useless.

Glass color or food coloring

The simplest variant is made with normal glass color from the hardware store or craft shop. There are now glass colors in many different shades, which are ideal for glass decoration. These colors are usually even waterproof. That means you can wash the glass off as well. However, you should not drink from it.

Although the second method is dyed with food coloring, the use of the glasses for food is no longer possible here as well. In addition, you should only use old tools that you dispose of later. This variant is shown here in the manual:

Color glasses gradually

  • adhesive
  • Food coloring
  • plastic spoon
  • brush
  • Baking paper / bread paper
  • Shashlik skewers / toothpicks wood

1. Clean the glass

The glass must be absolutely clean and free of grease. It is therefore thoroughly rinsed with detergent before dyeing and rinsed briefly with clear water. Then the glass should be dried. If possible, do not touch the glass from the inside. Then lay out the work surface with baking paper or similar. Newspaper is not so essential because it breaks easily and sticks to your glue.

2. Mix the color

For mixing, you can use the glass directly or experiment in another old glass. About one teaspoon of glue is stained with a few drops of the selected food coloring. If the color seems too gaudy at first, do not worry, as it dries, the color brightens up in a delicate pastel color.

3. Fill in and distribute paint

Now pour the paint into the glass or brush the paint that is already in it with a brush. If paint has been applied everywhere, the glass can be turned over. Take care of your hands, the glue is difficult to remove.

4. Pour and dry

Pour the excess paint out of the glass. To dry the glass is placed over the head on the baking paper. But as more glue accumulates on the edge, you should put toothpicks or shashlik skewers underfoot. After a first drying time of about six hours, the glass is turned over and dried for an additional 12 to 24 hours.

Tips & Tricks

There is a second variant when distributing the color, because you can also achieve dots or wild lines. To do this, place a little aluminum foil over the opening and shake the glass for uneven spots or jerk it back and forth lying on its side. So the color is distributed in wild lines.

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