Our shelves at Goodwill NCW typically have a wide selection of stemmed glasses. You can create a special experience for guests around your table by adding a customizable area for messages, names or drawings in chalk. Browse our selection of glasses and pick your favorite pieces for this project!

DIY Chalkboard Glasses Project Steps

Supplies needed:

  • Drinking glasses made of glass
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cloth or cotton pads
  • Chalk paint
  • Sponge paint brush
  • Painter’s tape
  • Chalk



Prep your glasses by cleaning them with rubbing alcohol. This will help the paint stick best.

DIY Chalkboard Glasses Prep step



Tape off where you want to paint on the glass stem.



Apply 2-3 coats of chalk paint, allowing the layers to fully dry between coats. Preserve your paintbrush while coats of paint dry by putting it in a plastic baggie.

Optional: Apply chalk dust to speed up the drying process.

Painting Chalkboard Glasses



After the paint is completely dry, write whatever names or messages you’d like on your glasses in chalk. Enjoy!

Finished DIY Chalkboard Glasses