Skip Nav
67 Wildly Creative DIY Costumes For Men
Budget Tips
28 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes
Budget Tips
40+ Easy Halloween Costumes For Lazy Partygoers

DIY Dipped Shot Glasses

Give Your Shot Glasses a Grown-Up Upgrade

If you're looking for a pretty handmade gift idea or a way to make your wedding sparkle, here's a DIY that is so easy and offers chic results. You can find shot glasses at any restaurant supply store for around a dollar each — and the more you buy, the cheaper they get, which makes this project budget-friendly. You'll love how the finished copper shot glasses are so elegant.

What You'll Need:

  • Shot glass
  • Painter's tape
  • Glass paint
  • Foam brush
  • Parchment paper
  • Sheet tray


  1. Remove any stickers from the shot glass, and wipe clean so the paint happily adheres. Now use the painter's tape to mark around the bottom half or third of the shot glass. You may need to use a few small sections of tape to create a smooth edge.

  1. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper, and squirt out a bit of the glass paint directly onto the paper. Use a foam brush to apply the paint, brushing from the bottom edge of the tape down, avoiding painting the base of the shot glass. Let dry for at least 30 minutes, give another coat, and then another. Three coats of paint creates really solid color.

  1. After letting the paint dry for one hour, carefully remove the tape. Working slowly keeps the paint from pulling and sticking to the tape instead of the glass. Return to the parchment-covered sheet pan, and place in a cold oven. Preheat to 350˚F, and bake for 30 minutes, which sets the paint.
  2. Remove, let cool, and your pretty shot glass is ready to use! Make a collection as a gift, use at your next fun party, or fill with colored rice, top with a tea light, and you've got a lovely wedding favor!

To avoid scratching the paint, gently hand wash the shot glasses.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Masquerade Halloween Wedding
What Will Miley Cyrus's Wedding Dress Look Like?
Russian Oligarch's Wedding Dress
Tiny Wedding Tattoos
Snowy Michigan Wedding
Ksenija Lukich's Steven Khalil Wedding Dress
Celebrity Elopements

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Afforable DIY & Organization
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds