How to Hand Paint Glass Bowls with Confetti Dots

Hand Painted Glass Bowls

I had pinned this picture onto my Crafts and DIY Projects board a long time ago. I decided I would give it a try, only to find out that the pin didn’t go anywhere. Not wanting to give up on the idea, I decided to just give it a try.

I chose 5 different enamel paint colors – a red, blue, green, white, and yellow (these colors also match the dishes from my kitchen). I grabbed a few Pyrex bowls that came in a box set of other items; I haven’t used them because we have a whole set of glass bowls, so I thought these would be great to upcyle into something pretty.

Using Enamel paints to decorate glass

 I used a short but slightly thick paint brush to paint the dots. I have seen online that people also use pencil erases to also paint dots, so that it also worth a try.

Hand Spotted Glass Bowls

Choose one color to start with and begin painting the dots on the outside of the dish. Let it dry, and move on to the next color.

Polka Dotted Glass Bowls and Vases

The great thing about this project is you can easily modify the look of the project based on the thickness of the dots and colors. The options are endless. I actually used this same technique for a different project this weekend, but they are a gift so I can’t share with you all for a little while longer.

Decorate your own glass vases or bowls with paint

Once you are satisfied with the look, let it dry for 30 minutes. Put them on a layer of parchment paper on a cookie sheet or another pan. Place in a cold oven (glass needs to gradually warm up) and turn to 350. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off but I suggest leaving the project in there awhile to slowly  start cooling down.

Painted glass

I would recommend only hand washing these in the future to help them last as long as possible.

Use paint to decorate glass accessories

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    • thelovenerds says

      Thanks, Angela! I am using this technique on cheap stemless wine glasses and a serving bowl as well. I can’t wait to share how that version turns out as well.

    • thelovenerds says

      Thanks, Anjana! I love the texture too vs. the flat dots. I did the same technique with red and pink on stemless wine glasses and they turned out really cool.

  1. Julia Forshee says

    Thanks for stopping by with your hand dotted glass bowl!! We look forward to seeing what else you create next Thursday’s Link Up!! Check back on Sunday to see if you’ve been featured!

  2. thelovenerds says

    Thanks, Andrea! They make a great gift, especially since they look nice for being a perfect Dollar Store Project.

    • thelovenerds says

      Thanks, Danielle! I can’t wait to show another version next week as an update. They were made as a gift, so I’ve had to keep them secret through this weekend.

  3. Elizabeth says

    These are super cute – I love the finished look. I think my kids would love to make these – maybe even finger prints for grandmothers. Thanks for sharing!

    • thelovenerds says

      Thanks, Elizabeth! What a wonderful idea. I would love it if you shared your kids’ version if you if decide to let them try it out.


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