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How to Add a Touch of Whimsy to Your Bar with a Black and White Hand Painted Decanter Set

Painting glass items is something I do quite often but it's usually wine or liquor bottles!

It never occurred to me to hand paint this black and white striped decanter set.

I was especially drawn to the round stoppers on decanter bottle!

black and white striped decanters by Traceys Fancy


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My blog readers are the best!

I love when someone send me pictures of items that they feel sure will inspire me!

I recently received this photo...a decanter by a well known and very talented designer with an eye for home decor that speaks to my soul.

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I am instantly drawn to whimsical home decor and this specific decanter really got my gears turning!

The Hunt was ON!

I began looking for smooth glass decanters that had round stoppers.

The decanters that I found in the thrift stores were mostly cut glass and cut crystal.

After an extensive Google search, I was able to find multiple shapes of smooth glass decanters with round ball tops within just a few hours.

They were very affordable with most being around $10 with the exception of the black one which I splurged at $20.

glass decanter set before paint by Traceys Fancy

Still.....these are WAY less pricey than the high end designer bottle!

And lets be honest, I don't really plan to "use" my decanters very often. I really just want to enjoy a whimsical set up in my bar area and at my next party!

Not to cute would one of these be for hostess gifts/wedding gifts/birthday gifts etc?!?!

Supplies Used: Hand Painted Decanter Set

If you'd like to try a set like this on your own, let me tell you the products I used....its a very short list!

Decanters: Wine, Vodka, Whiskey, Gin

Posca Paint Markers - for the labels

Erasable Pencil

Sharpie Marker

Fixatif Spray - for setting Posca paint makers

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Whimsical Hand Painted Decanter Set in 8 Simple Steps

It really was quite simple.....considering how amazing this set of black and white striped decanters look together!

Easy Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Apply Slick Stick per the instructions**

  2. Base coat in Fluff (2 coats)

  3. Draw your stripes

  4. Paint your stripes in Caviar (2 coats)

  5. Paint your ball stoppers in Caviar (2 coats)

  6. Draw your labels using Posca say whatever you want!

  7. Spray Fixatif to set your Posca marked labels

  8. Top coat in Gloss Clear Coat of choice (2 coats)

**PRO TIP: For more detailed instructions on how to paint on glass without chipping or peeling, visit my How to Paint on Glass Surface blog dedicated to this topic.

And that is it!!!

Remember, you can do these in any color you'd like! Even a mix of pink, one lavender, one mint greet etc! Or how about a set in gray and white stripe for you neutral lovers!

I am IN LOVE.....and cant wait to show them off this Holiday Season!

black and white striped decanters by Traceys Fancy

Always remember, you can paint ANYTHING!

If you like the shape of any can be painted!

Be curious and create a world that is unique to you! And please check out my Curiously Creative Club for many more detailed design projects!

More Inspiration: Whimsical Glass & Gift Ideas

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