Yep. I painted another Halloween wine goblet project.
Blame it on the Dollar Tree.
You see, I actually use most things I buy there. But not wine goblets. Not that I’m a teetotaler, I’m not. Although it is rare that I drink.
Bottom line, none of that matters when I go to the dollar store. Not now, after umpteen years of shopping there.
Remember when they first opened? Oh wow. It was like Christmas every time we’d go there. As time passed though, we learned that certain items weren’t worth the dollar they cost.
You know what I mean, don’t you.
But the rest of the store? Yeehaw. I have a routine too. I start in these seasonal section, move down the toy aisle . . . you never know what the grandkid might ‘need’ . . . move back thru office supplies . . . and up and down each row until I hit the second to the last one – wine glasses.
There they sit, all lined up and shiny . . . and only a buck.
And you just never know when you’ll need a pair . . . or two . . . of wine glasses. Maybe you’ll want to paint a spider web or bats on a couple.
Or how about painting a mummy, turning the goblet over, and setting a tealight on top?
I had never painted a mummy but they’re super easy. All you need to do is take a white paint pen, draw a bunch of stripes on the bowl of the goblet, then take a black paint pen and outline each strip of ‘gauze’.
Done! C’ya next time!
Oh, you know me better than that. You know dang good ‘n well I have a ton of photos, even if the project is super simple. And there’s a surprise at the bottom of the post too. So yeah, you’ll want to scroll through all the pics to see your surprise.
Plus, by looking at my photos you’ll see that this project is not perfect. Far from it. No pristine lines. No razor straight outlining. Nope. It’s all uneven and kooky looking, which I happen to think makes the mummy look pretty darn cute.
Because I don’t do gross. Even for Halloween.
How To Paint a Mummy Candle
- wine goblet
- rubbing alcohol
- black or chalkboard spray paint
- white chisel tip paint pen
- black chisel tip paint pen
- tea light – regular or battery operated
- washi tape
(I use chalkboard paint just because I like the matte finish.)
Let that paint dry thoroughly and then remove the plastic baggie and, once again, wipe the bowl with rubbing alcohol.
You’ll want to repeat this periodically throughout the project – shaking the pen and pressing the tip down to encourage the flow of paint.
Step 6 – Continue painting lines around the eyes, following the pattern, then continue the lines all around the goblet.
I’m showing you these photos just so you get an idea how I proceeded. Not that it’s the ‘right’ or ‘best’ way. It’s just the way I did it. I haven’t used paint pens too much and painting on curved glass can be a little challenging until you get the hang of it.
Which begs the question, why not just use a paint brush? Well, because all of the glass paints I’ve used require numerous coats to get an opaque coverage. Paint pens are opaque with one pass.
What about spray paint? Couldn’t you just spray the bowl with white spray paint? Yes, you could. And I would, if I was painting a pumpkin or ghost. But for a mummy, I wanted uneven coats to resemble gauze, and the paint pens were perfect for that effect.
Another note about paint pens – let one coat dry completely before painting back over it or you might lift the first coat. You’ll notice there are lots of gaps in my white paint, mainly because I thought I’d go back and fill in after it dried. But I liked the look with the spaces and decided to leave them as-is.
There are only 3 steps. Start with white semi circles, as shown.
Go all the way around with the black paint pen. You can see a the gaps that I mentioned in this photo. (I fixed the eyes but not the strips.) Also, each strip is not completely opaque with white paint. I liked the effect that gives but it’s up to you however you want yours to look.
Got any extra wine goblets you’re not using?
Now . . . for your soupprize . . .
(And you thought you were just getting another wine goblet project. Ha!)
I can’t wait to see what everyone else did. I hope you’ll check them out too!
- Frosted Skull Mirror by Dollar Store Crafts
- Jack-O-Lantern Candy Tub by Mrs. Greene
- Glam Crowned Pumpkin by The V Spot
- No Sew Halloween Apron by Condo Blues
- DIY Skeleton Hair Clip by Morena’s Corner
- Reclaimed Wood Pumpkins by Saved By Love Creations
- Easy Pirate Costume by Mom Endeavors
- Mummy Wine Glass Candle Holder by Just Paint It!
- Window Halloween Treat Bags by The Country Chic Cottage
- Halloween Spider Wreath by 30 Minute Crafts
- Sven from Frozen Costume by Mad in Crafts
- Halloween Candles with Paper Napkins by CraftasticTV
Have a great week!