Updated: Jun 27, 2020
To customize your own wine glass, there are a few things you can do to make beautiful gifts for guests with just a few simple tools.
NOTE: All of these methods will be "temporarily permanent" if you hand wash your glasses carefully and follow all curing instructions. "Temporarily Permanent" in this case means that due to types of liquids/environment/substances your design comes in contact with over time, it may fade or chip, but this will take quite a bit of use until that happens.
-Alcohol Wipes (if not these, then windex or clorox wipes will do to remove excess dirt)
-Stabilo Pencil (recommended but not required)
-Markers, all markers are not created equal. Each one has a different set of instructions to keep your design long lasting on your glass. Regardless, most will stay on with careful hand-washing.
Deco Art Marker - "Allow painted project to air cure approximately 8 hours. For a dishwasher-safe finish on oven-safe surfaces, place finished piece in a cool oven, set temperature to 325°F, bake for 30 minutes, then cool with oven door partially open.Not for direct contact with food." From DecoArt Website.
Molotow Acrylic Paint Pen - test for chipping
Oil Based Sharpie - Make sure they are oil based markers, let dry for 24 hours before use, hand wash (curing not proven to work in all cases but still doable)
-INSTEAD of a marker, you can also use Enamel Paint and a small Princeton Spotter brush. Enamel paint is probably the most permanent of all the methods but requires a little more finesse to apply to the glass evenly. Do it in light coats, letting them dry in between. Keep a Mr. Clean sponge or alcohol wipe on hand to clean any mistakes immediately.
-Tracing Paper, if you want to practice tracing over my current lettering to make your own monograms. Alternatively, you can print, cut out the letter, and tape them back together to place on the inside of the glass and trace onto your cup.