Thursday, May 19, 2022

Tattoos on Glass Decor


Planning a get-together, party or cookout and wondering how you can dress up those plain glass vases, containers, dishes, or drinkware quick and easy? Have I got a fun way to do just that! Temporary tattoos! Yes, you heard me right! Turn ordinary items into fabulous decorative pieces! Decorate just about anything with temporary tattoos to add a touch of glamour to your home! And the best part, you won't believe how easy it is! 

  • Glass containers
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Scissors
  • Small towel
  • Water spray bottle
  • Paper towels
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How to
I have a lot of plain glass containers in my stash - but decided on one, I got from the thrift store for three dollars and a few Oui yogurt glass cups I saved instead of throwing them out. 

To get started, clean and dry the containers. Then wipe them down with alcohol so they are free of any oils or missed grime. and let dry.  Then cut out the temporary tattoo as close to the designs you plan to use.

Fold up a small towel to hold the container in place and to catch dripping water. Then position the tattoo design on the glass .  .  .
and peel off the transparent film.
Place the cut out tattoo face down on the container .  .  .
Spray the back of the tattoo with water .  .  .
completely saturating it.
Use a dampen paper towel to cover and smooth out any wrinkles.
Start peeling at the corner to check if the tattoo has transferred - remove if it did. If not, press down the backing and wet again.
Let dry. Apply sealer like dishwasher safe Mod Podge and let dry. Hand wash only.
Aren't these Oui cups adorable!
With battery operated candles .  .  .
All lit up! How cute are these!

The same previous steps were done for this thrift store container - cleaning the glass and cutting out the design - placing face down. 

Then wetting the paper backed tattoos and peeling the paper off .  .  .
to reveal a pretty tattoo flower. 
Have fun adding more decorative designs - no one will know they're really tattoos!
Perfect to enhance any decor!

Welcome to this month's Creative Craft Hop

hosted by Donna from Modern on Monticello

while Sara takes a short break

Thank you Donna!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on making Tattoos on Glass Decor! Up next is Ann @Apple Street Cottage, sharing her beautifully created frame! And be sure to check out all the talented craft bloggers and their awesome craft creations for this month listed below!

Easy Clearance Wreath Upcycle - Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

Dollar Tree Hand-woven Basket Stand - Terrie @ Decorate and More with Tip

Welcome Home Painted Birdhouse - Jenna @ The Painted Apron

DIY Mid Century Modern Inspired Wall Sculpture - Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Indoor/Outdoor DIY Farmhouse Lantern - Niki @ Life as a Leo Wife

Tattoos on Glass Decor - Gail @ Purplehues and Me

Finally a Frame - Ann @ Apple Street Cottage

How to Paint and Mod Podge a Wooden Tray - Allyson @Southern Sunflowers


  1. Gail, this is such a fun idea and so pretty! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. I never would have thought to use temporary tattoos to decorate glassware, Gail! I love your creative mind!

  3. Gail, these are simply stunning! So elegant and delicate looking, no one would ever guess how you made them! You have taken decoupage to a new level! What an amazing idea, thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Gail the containers look so pretty. You made a plain glass look like a high-end container. Thanks for sharing this. Pinning for a later craft for myself!

  5. So pretty and dainty! I love it with the candles! Wonderful crafting, thank you!

  6. This is so elegant and pretty. I have no idea where to purchase these tattoos. Could you please tell me where to look for them. Thanks so much and have a blessed day, Sharon

  7. Great project, great tutorial. I had used tiny tatoos on vintage watch crystals to make tiny dishes for my dollhouses, but it had never occurred to me to do it in full size. My problem is, most of the tatoos I find are for kids! Will have to look MORE!

  8. These are amazing! Now I just want to go shopping for tattoos to make my own version. So glad you shared the idea.

  9. Your vase looks just like delicate expensive glassware! The jars look so pretty as votive holders, too. Good to know that you can use tattoos like you did.

  10. Wow! I would've never thought to even attempt to use temporary tattoos on glass! This is such a great idea, and your project turned out lovely. You can get customized tattoos so this would be a great way to make cheap wedding or party favors that look high-end. Love this idea. I hope you'll come by and share your posts on Crafty Creators Link Party!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

  11. These are just beautiful, what a lovely idea.

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