How To Put Vinyl On Wine Glass

How To Put Vinyl On Wine Glass

Whether you’re throwing an epic ’80s party or just trying to impress your friends with new cocktail glasses, creating custom wine glasses is easy and fun with this simple tutorial on how to put vinyl on wine glasses.

Whether you’re throwing an epic ’80s party or just trying to impress your friends with new cocktail glasses, creating custom wine glasses is easy and fun with this simple tutorial on how to put vinyl on wine glasses.

We’ll tell you exactly what supplies you need and show you step-by-step how to apply the vinyl decal so that it lasts forever and comes off without damaging your glassware.

1) Get your supplies

Before you can go putting vinyl on wine glasses, you’ll need a few supplies. You will need your favorite type of music (vinyl or CD), a pair of wine glasses, a pencil, and some aluminum foil. Other than that, it’s all up to you.

If you want your wine glasses to have smooth edges so no one gets hurt when they lean over for a sip, invest in sandpaper or some other similar item. In order for these items to adhere properly, clean your wine glasses first with soap and water. Now put your music on and get ready for step number two!

2) Remove the label

Start by removing the label from your wine bottle. Take a butter knife or screwdriver and gently scrape off as much of the label as you can. When you’re finished, sand down any rough edges that are left behind with sandpaper.

If you have a lot of label still clinging to your bottle, it might be worth taking it somewhere where they can remove it for you—it could damage your vinyl if it gets stuck.

3) Smooth over the label with nail polish remover

This will get rid of any bubbles and excess adhesive. Make sure you work quickly, though, as nail polish remover can dry out your vinyl if you leave it sitting for too long. Don’t let it sit for more than ten seconds or so.

You should also be very careful that you don’t get any nail polish remover on your wine glasses because once that happens, there’s no going back!

No one wants a glass with nail polish remover-induced watermarks all over it. Nail polish remover is also flammable, so try not to use it near an open flame and work outside if possible.

4) Cover up any stains with nail polish remover

Soak a cotton ball with nail polish remover and rub it over any stains or imperfections. The polish remover will break down any of that pesky leftover adhesive and make your glasses look brand new. If you don’t have nail polish remover, rubbing alcohol works just as well.

Be sure to use a clean cotton ball when you switch between these two so they don’t mix and make your glasses sticky instead of clean! Also, before applying the chemicals, rinse your wine glasses with soap and water to remove any loose dirt. After removing all of its imperfections, you’re ready for step 2!

Clean off excess glue: Using one of those magic erasers (also known as Mr. Clean Eraser) is a great way to get rid of excess glue from your wine glass. Simply run an eraser along any areas where there’s too much glue and it’ll wipe right off!

You can also try using a damp paper towel if you don’t have an eraser handy. Just remember to be gentle – you want to avoid scratching up your glasses while cleaning them.

Dry off each glass thoroughly: Make sure every part of your wine glass is dry before moving onto the next step, because if there’s even a little bit of moisture left behind, it could cause bubbles under your vinyl decal later on. Apply transfer tape: Transfer tape helps keep everything nice and neat during application – no messy edges here!

5) Wait for it to dry completely

Once your vinyl is ready, it’s time to get to work. Pressing down with a towel can leave unwanted residue behind, so be sure to use a small fan or hand-held blow dryer for about 5 minutes. This will ensure that you have a clean and smooth application of your vinyl graphic.

Note: if you are only putting one sticker on a wine glass then all that is needed is just 1-2 minutes of heat from your hair dryer/fan. If you are putting multiple stickers (one for each side) onto one wine glass then it may take up to 5 minutes per side as more air and drying time is needed for each sticker/side.

6) Time to put on your vinyl! (Step 1, get a ruler!)

Now that you have your measurements, it’s time to get going. The first thing you need is a ruler. Or… if you don’t have one handy, use anything you can find with a straight edge. A pencil, pen cap or lipstick case will do just fine!

Grab whatever you have and measure down 1/4 of an inch from where you want your line of adhesive vinyl. We used a pen cap for our ruler… how neat and tidy!

You could also use a knitting needle or other long stick-like tool as well. Just make sure it’s straight! If it helps, lay down masking tape over top of your ruler or pencil and mark off 1/4 inches until your measurement is complete.

7) Time to put on your vinyl! (Step 2, burnish it!)

Before you begin, it’s a good idea to find a firm and flat surface. This will help you keep your wine glasses level while applying the transfer. As with any project, there are always multiple ways of doing something (and I’m no exception!).

My method involves using a spoon, cotton balls, and isopropyl alcohol (IPA). It is recommended that when starting any new vinyl project, test fit your product onto your intended surface. As long as I don’t let it sit too long or burnish it too hard I can usually peel off and re-apply my pieces multiple times before they get stuck!

8) Time to put on your vinyl! (Step 3, tape off!)

I started by putting tape around my glasses, then applying a thin coat of Mod Podge. I let it dry completely and then applied another thin coat. I let it dry and applied a third coat. This made sure that there were no air bubbles while they dried. You also want to make sure you get all of your air bubbles out from under your vinyl (this took me a few tries!)

9) Final touch-ups and cutouts

Whether you have plain wine glasses or patterned ones, adding a vinyl decal is an inexpensive way to personalize your home bar and protect your glasses from glass rings. And if you’re trying to impress guests at a party, put vinyl decals on all of your wine glasses.

Your friends will love it! Once you know how to put vinyl on wine glasses, there are thousands of different designs and color schemes that can add fun and personal style to any room or occasion. Here’s what you’ll need 1.

Two wine glasses (or more) with smooth rims that won’t be damaged by water-based paint. The more colors, patterns and sizes you have, the better! The same goes for paint colors—the more options you have available, the better your final product will look.

Don’t forget to pick up some painters tape so you can make straight lines while painting each glass. You should also grab some paper towels and dish soap—you’ll use both when cleaning off excess glue after applying each vinyl decal to a wine glass rim.

Final Word

Finally, once you’ve carefully measured and cut your wine glass, stick a dab of glue where you want it. Then place a strip of painters tape over the top of your wine glass and center it underneath where you put glue.

Once that dries for about 5 minutes, place another layer of masking tape around all sides of your wine glass and voila! Your new vinyl wrapped wine glasses will last for years. And if they don’t? The adhesive is reusable, so just peel off what’s left and try again!

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I'm Devin. I'm a wine enthusiast, researcher, and writer. I love to write about various topics during my free time, but when I'm not working you can find me traveling the world or reading, watching movies, or swimming.

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