Gold-Rimmed Glasses

Raise a personalized cup with this easy DIY project designed by The Kitchy Kitchen’s Claire Thomas. 

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Photography by: Courtesy of Claire Thomas


  • Stemless wine glasses 
  • Gold Sharpies 
  • 3-5 rolls of ScotchBlue painter’s tape 
  • Sharpies in additional metallic shades (optional)
  • Stencils (optional)
Photography by: Courtesy of Claire Thomas


1. Using a gold Sharpie, carefully color the rim of the glass, avoiding resting your palm or hand atop the inked surface as you go. Repeat until rim is saturated in gold. Let dry.

Photography by: Courtesy of Claire Thomas

2. Surround the glass with painter’s tape about one inch below the rim. Press into place.


3. Trace along the top of the tape, going around the glass until you reach your starting point. Repeat as desired. Let dry and remove tape.

Photography by: Courtesy of Claire Thomas

4. Use stencils to decorate the rest of the glass, or freehand stars, polka dots, monograms, or other motifs until you achieve the design you want.

Photography by: Courtesy of Claire Thomas

Tip: Your decorated wine glass can also be a vessel for pens and other knickknacks. 


Note: These glasses are hand-wash only, unless sprayed with a protective sealant.

About the Author

Becky Mickel

When it comes to wedding planning, associate editor Becky Mickel's favorite topic is undoubtedly wedding cake. Her favorite flavor and filling? It changes daily, of course. For a taste of her doings, you can find her on Instagram @becky.mickel or in MSW’s edit row, typing away.


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