a tutorial on painting the NHT Glass

We love the simple and stylish look of the NHT Glass, but
it’s always fun to add a little flair, right? We put together
this glass painting tutorial we tried on a few bottles we’re
giving as gifts this holiday season. When it comes to holiday crafts, there’s no person we trust more than Martha
Stewart, so we used her line of glass painting products,
but you’re welcome to try any brand of glass paint! The
steps will be similar to what we have here, but of course,
always consult the instructions.
What You’ll Need:
Silkscreen Patterns
Glass Paints
NHT Glass bottles/jars
Preparation Instructions:
1. Wash glass in warm soapy water to thoroughly clean; rinse well and
allow to dry.
2. Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe over cleaned
glass to remove any remaining dirt, grease or soap film. Allow to dry.
3. Using scissors, cut silkscreen designs apart following printed division lines.
4. Peel silkscreen from backing sheet; set backing aside and save for
silkscreen storage.
5. Position silk screen on glass surface where desired; press in place.
Silkscreen Painting Instructions:
1. Squeeze a small amount of paint onto foam plate. Load
the flat bottom edge of a foam brush with glass paint by
dabbing into the puddle of paint. Dab a few times more on
a clean spot on the foam plate to ensure you have the entire foam brush loaded properly. Holding the foam brush as
you would a pencil, begin dabbing straight up and down
over the opening of the silkscreen. Continue painting until
the entire design area has been painted. Set foam brush
aside in container of water for cleaning. While paint is still
wet, neatly and carefully lift silkscreen by peeling away
from the glass surface. NOTE: Be careful not to drag silkscreen while removing it as your painted design may be
2. Continue adding silkscreen design over glass surface
until desired effect is achieved. NOTE: When repeating a
design, it is best to clean the silkscreen between uses by
rinsing in water and allowing the silkscreen to dry thoroughly.
3. Set completed project aside for 1 hour to thoroughly dry.
Bake to Cure Technique – Set dry silkscreened glassware into cool oven. Set oven to 350°F and bake
for 30 minutes. Glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Do NOT place glass in a
hot oven. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off. Allow glass to cool completely in oven. Wait 72 hours
before using. NOTE: Glitter Glass Paints should not be baked to cure; only use air cure technique
when painting with glitter paints.
Air Cure Technique – Air dry completed project for 21 days before using. NOTE: Glitter Glass Paints
should not be baked to cure; only use air cure technique when painting with glitter paints.
We love how our bottles turned
out! They’re sure to make great
gifts this season and we hope
you’re inspired to get creative.
Wine and oil stoppers fit perfectly
into these bottles so they’re as
functional as they are fabulous.
Be sure to check out the infused
oil recipes we’ve put together. It’s
a great addition to the NHT Glass
as a gift.