DIY Calligraphy Glasses

Hey there DIYers! 

Recently, I've been working on calligraphing some champagne glasses for an upcoming photoshoot that I'm styling for my good friend Tina, so I thought I'd share some behind the scenes tips! 

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

For those of you with awful handwriting - don't worry! All you need to make these look gorgeous is a printer and a steady hand! 

Step one

Type all of your guests' names into a Word Document in your favorite font, leaving enough room to cut around each name. It's helpful if you type the names in a dark color so that they will be easy to read. For this project I had thirteen names, so I spread them apart between two documents. Once you have your names set up, press print! 

step two

Cut out all of the names and tape them to the inside of each glass. I put tape on both ends of the name and one in the middle, making sure the paper was as close to the glass as it could be without any bubbles. 

Step three

Using a glass paint marker (I used this one from Michael's!) trace each of the names. The biggest thing to keep in mind is that when you are moving your hand downward, the line should be thicker (so apply more pressure) and when you're moving your hand upward the line should be thinner (so move quickly)! 

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Now pull the taped paper out of the glass and enjoy! 

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Can't wait to share more of these glasses in action later this month!