Handmade: Gold Foil Tumblers

gold leaf, tumblers, flutes, gold dot

It’s no secret that I love gold, and you know I could use a good cocktail on a Wednesday. I made these little gold confetti tumblers after seeing so many similar versions in the market. These aren’t too intense, but are pretty easy and are oh-so-cute!

Fill them up with a little pomegranate juice, some Zonin prosecco, and basil and you’ve got yourself a perfect mid-week treat.

confetti cups diptych

confetti cups 2

confetti cups workflow

ONE tape off the bottom of a glass with blue painters tape and stick some dots onto the bottom, more concentrated at the top and less concentrated toward the bottom. TWO cover the top of the glass with a sandwich bag and tape it down on the same tapeline as before. THREE spray paint the bottom of the glass with a bright gold spray paint. FOUR using a gold leaf pen, carry the dot motif up onto the top of the glass.  More concentrated at the bottom and sparse toward the top.

I think they’re so fun and sure do look festive for spring, right?  Grab just a few ingredients, have a cocktail and happy hump day!


**Update!  For those of you who asked, I am now selling these glasses in my shop!  They are a little different, but they’re made to withstand washing (top rack)!!**

So, as a disclaimer, I am using spray paint on food and beverage item which isn’t recommended for food contact.  I felt like being on the outside of the glass I was comfortable with that, but if you’re not, please use your discretion. 


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  1. says

    Oh this is too good. Too good! I’m so incapable when it comes to DIY, and then I see these things and I’m like… yeah I could never come up with that! Ha.

  2. says

    Hey Erin. I did the same DIY January, but I found that the spray paint easily chipped off so I recommended spraying a lacquer overtop to keep it in place. Is your spray paint staying on okay? I also used Krylon.

  3. says

    This is an incredible idea. The same concept would work really well on a taller vase, that way you wouldn’t have to worry about the potential health damage via spray paint (although, I’m with you… if it’s just on the outside, I’ll probably still drink from it!)

  4. T.L.Noel says

    Hey love!

    Such a cute DIY. Did you have any trouble with washing the glasses? I’m afraid it might chip while being wash? Any suggestions! Thanks in advance!

  5. Julie says

    Super cute! I just ordered spray paint — can’t wait to try this! Where did you order those pink straws from (brand)? And are they sturdy? I’ve been looking for cute striped pink straws that won’t get soggy after sitting in a drink for an hour.

  6. Ella Bouchard says

    Hey, Erin, I truly admire your amazing creativity! I read a couple of articles you made on making different handmade decorations and I see you use spray a lot. I wonder, is there some kind of spray that could be applied on tiles in such way that the water won’t wash it away? I want to make an improvement of my bathroom and change its look a bit.
    I’ll be happy to hear from you!

    Ella B.
    Employee @Melbourne Tile and Grout Cleaners

    • says

      Hi Ella – I use a poly clear coat on a lot of my projects to reduce the amount that the paint will come off. I didn’t do this on the glasses, but definitely could have! All of the polyurethane varieties for wood can also be found in spray form! It might be helpful for your project!

  7. says

    Lovely DIY! I want to do something similar with stripes, but I want to know how they fare in the dishwasher before buying spray paint. So could anyone who has done this please tell me whether it lasts?

    • says

      Hi Pamela – Funny story about those napkins… I got them 2 years ago from Michaels (dollar bin, I think) and I only have one left… I use it for photoshoots because I love it so much and I iron it to keep it nice. pretty nuts :)

  8. Jaymi Wilkes says

    Love, love, love these glasses! So cute! I will make these. Where did you get the glasses? They are the PERFECT shape and size. Thank you for the great tute!


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