{diy} Anthropologie Inspired Tumblers

Here’s the thing about Anthropologie; everything is gorgeous. But buying one thing means Visa ain’t getting paid and my landlord will be getting a “So, here’s the deal…” call. Awkward.

These fabulous confetti glasses inspired me to make my own. I purchased four red stemless wine glasses from Crate & Barrel and some acrylic paints from Dick Blick to start the knockoff process.


What you will need:

  • Red, yellow, blue & white enamel acrylic paint
  • Glass tumblers
  • Paper towels
  • Cotton swabs
  • Baking pan
  • Parchment paper


  1. Gather your materials. Use enamel or all-surface acrylic for long-lasting results.
  2. Squeeze out a small dollop of each color of paint and then mix together to create additional colors for your tumblers. You can create different tints of colors by adding white. Or experiment with mixing the primary colors to create greens, oranges and purples. Place a length of parchment paper on a sheet pan and then place the glasses upside-down on the pan.
  3. Press the end of a cotton swab in one color of paint and dot around the base of the glass. Continue dotting with other colors to create a first layer of dots, and then let dry while working on the rest of the glasses.
  4. Continue working on the other glasses, experimenting with color combinations. Once the first layer is dry, go back and add more colorful dots, working from the base of the glass to the sides — staying clear of the edges of the tumblers.
  5. Let the finished dotted tumblers dry for an hour, and then flip them over on the sheet pan. Place in a cold oven and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes to set the paint. Turn off the heat and allow the glasses to cool in the oven for an hour before handling.


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