Painting Aspen Trees To Make Easy and Stunning Wine Glasses

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Painting aspen trees is easier than you think! Growing up in Minnesota and Colorado I love Birch and Aspen Trees.  I recently made myself some winter  Aspen or Birch tree wine glasses.  It was so easy and inexpensive to make.  The other great thing – This glass paint works AWESOME!

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materials Needed to paint aspen trees

materials Needed to paint aspen trees

  • Wine Glasses
  • Paint Brushes
  • Apple Barrel Multi-surface Black and White Paint

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1. Clean the glasses

How do you paint aspen trees?

1. Clean the glasses

Start by washing and drying the glasses. Then wipe the entire glass off with an alcohol prep pad or rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to remove all fingerprints, oils, etc from the glass.

2.  Paint the aspen tree shape

2. Paint the aspen tree shape

Paint the base and stem with white paint.

I decided to tap the base with my paintbrush to give it some texture and hide the stroke marks better.

I decided to tap the base with my paintbrush to give it some texture and hide the stroke marks better.

Start making branches up the side of the glass. There is no right or wrong way - just have fun.

Start making branches up the side of the glass. There is no right or wrong way – just have fun.

Let this paint dry completely.

Let this paint dry completely.

3.  Add the black paint accents on the aspen trees

3. Add the black paint accents on the aspen trees

Next, take your black paint and lightly tap little lines onto the trunk and branches. Again there is no right or wrong way to do this.

Let this dry for 1 hour.

Let this dry for 1 hour.

4.  Let the aspen tree paint cure

4. Let the aspen tree paint cure

To Bake Set the paint… Place glasses in a cool oven set the temp to 350 degrees, bake for 30 minutes, turn off the oven and let cool completely inside the oven. It’s top-rack dishwasher safe after being cured. I have used my glasses several times and put them in the dishwasher every time to truly test this method. I’m excited to say they’re holding up well and look as good as they did the day I painted them.

Painting aspen trees is easier than you think! With a little glass paint, you can make some stunning aspen tree wine glasses.

Are aspens easy to paint?

Absolutely! The most important thing to decide is the surface you’ll paint them on and what kind of paint you’ll need based on the surface. Start with your white paint, make a tree form, After that dries, add the black paint to create the accents in the tree. Feel free to add little green or yellow leaves depending on the season, or leave them stark for aspen trees in winter. You might be interested in the history of aspens.

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Painting aspen trees is easier than you think!  With a little glass paint, you can make some stunning aspen tree wine glasses.

Painting Aspen Trees To Make Easy and Stunning Wine Glasses

Painting aspen trees is easier than you think! With a little glass paint, you can make some stunning aspen tree wine glasses.
Course Winter
Keyword painting aspen trees
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Chas
Cost $3-$5

Equipment

  • Paint Brush

Ingredients

  • Wine Glasses
  • Paint Brushes
  • Apple Barrel Multi-surface Black and White Paint

Instructions

  • CLEAN THE GLASSES
  • PAINT THE ASPEN TREE SHAPE
  • ADD THE BLACK PAINT ACCENTS ON THE ASPEN TREES
  • LET THE ASPEN TREE PAINT CURE

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30 Comments

  1. I have handpainted glasses for three Favorite Things Party, and yours are beautiful! My first designs was a peacock feather, next were Holly Golightly for a Tiffany affair, and this summer characters from Wonderland. In fact, I’m working on a DIY post right now! Never baked them though, too afraid what would happen to my work. Your post has given me the courage to try next time!

    1. Thank you Debee, and my paint had the recommendation to bake them to cure and it’s worked out great. Your designs sound beautiful and I’d love to see your work.

    1. Thank you Clearissa and I’d love to see how yours turn out if you do πŸ™‚

  2. Gorgeous cup design! I’ve painted the same tree design on reclaimed wood and its one of our favorite pieces. I bet you’ll get tons of compliments!

    1. Thank you so much Audra, your picture sounds beautiful and I’d love to see a picture of it sometime.

  3. Hi, I would like to invite you to my blog party “The Classy Flamingos” held each Wednesday thru Friday. You’ll get large picture exposure and shout outs. You may get PINKED and get even more exposure! I hope you’ll come join us. ~Linda poinsettiadr.com

    1. Thank you so much Linda, I just joined the party. Looking forward to it.

  4. What beautiful glasses! Such a creative design. Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things today!

    1. Thank you so much Pam, thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  5. Suzie Olsen says:

    They look beautiful! I didn’t know about the baking (to help the paint set) tip, so glad I stopped by today!

    1. Thank you Suzie, and the baking instructions were on the back of the paint bottle. I have washed them a several times in the dishwasher and they’re holding up great so far. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. LOVE THESE! They look so beautiful. I love birch trees(one of my favorites). πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Cindy, and me too. When I was little I thought they were trees with “eyes”.

  7. Your amazing glassware & your creative talents were featured at this week’s RTT Party
    Can’t wait to see what you have to share at this week’s party. xo

    1. Thank you so much Jodie for the feature and for hosting a wonderful place for all of us to share our creations.

  8. These are so so pretty Chas. I’ve never seen anything like them before.

  9. These are totally lovely. The colour combos are awesome. Thanks for joining Boggers Pit Stop

    1. Thank you so much Menaka and thanks for stopping by

  10. I love your wine glasses. White Birch trees are my favorite. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

    1. Thank you so much Rhonda. Thank you so much for the feature and for hosting a wonderful place for us to share our creations.

  11. These turned out so beautiful! You really got the birch bark down perfectly. Featuring when my party opens up tonight. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Carol. I made them back in November and they’re holding up so well – just love them. Thanks so much for the feature.

  12. Wow! These glasses turned out great. I am not sure I could paint them, but I sure might try. I feel like after Christmas I need to have something to work on that is just fun. Have a great weekend, Kippi #kippiathome

    1. Thank you so much Kippi and I totally feel the same way. I get the winter blues and doing some things to celebrate winter, keeping some white lights up, burning candles and things this this help me.

  13. I love these what a cool idea. Great for the winter.

    1. You are so very sweet, thank you so much Claire

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