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Knock Out Knock Offs: Anthropologie Inspired Metallic Dotted Glasses

August 11, 2014

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Welcome back for the fourth and final month of the Knock Out Knock Off series.  I am so sad that this series is coming to an end.  But I am excited to share with you a fabulous and easy way to make metallic dotted glasses, a project inspired by an item of one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie.  This post contains some affiliate links.  Click here for my full disclosure policy.

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First, let me show you the beautiful Anthropologie's champagne glasses that inspired my project.  They are beautiful, but they cost $58.00.  Yikes.  I clearly have champagne taste.  But, as usual, I was on a domestic beer kind of budget.

DIY Metallic Dotted Glasses Tutorial:

Materials Needed:

  • Plain glasses, in any shape and size that you like.  I purchased mine at the Dollar Store.
  • Oil-based metallic Sharpie pens {the exact pens I used can be found here: Sharpie Oil-Based Fine Point Paint Markers}

AWESOME Metallic Dotted Glasses tutorial! Inspired by Anthropologie, for a fraction of the cost!


1) Start by cleaning an oil or dirt off of your glasses so that you have a clean surface to work with.  Then, use your metallic paint pen to make dots all over the bottom portion of your glass.  I concentrated my dots more heavily toward the bottom, and made them more sparse at the top.

AWESOME Metallic Dotted Glasses tutorial! Inspired by Anthropologie, for a fraction of the cost!

2) Place your glasses in a COLD OVEN.  Then turn it on and set it to 350 degrees and let them “bake” for 20 minutes.  Then turn the heat off and keep them in the oven as it cools all the way down.  

That's it!  I do recommend hand washing these–I'm not entirely sure how the paint would hold up if place in a dishwasher.  Because I already had the paint pens, this project cost me only $2.00!  And even if had made 4 glasses, that would still be $54.00 LESS than the Anthropologie glasses that retail for $58.00.  Talk about huge savings.

AWESOME Metallic Dotted Glasses tutorial! Inspired by Anthropologie, for a fraction of the cost!

AWESOME Metallic Dotted Glasses tutorial! Inspired by Anthropologie, for a fraction of the cost!

I love how my glasses turned out.  I decided to make only two.  My glasses are larger than the Anthropologie ones and I don't intend to use them to drink out of.  You'll have to wait to see how I will use mine.  Oh and if you liked this post, you may also love my dotted, letter sharpie mugs.

Now, before you head out, please be sure to check out the amazing projects from my talented co-hostesses!

AWESOME Metallic Dotted Glasses tutorial! Inspired by Anthropologie, for a fraction of the cost!

  1. Gold Necklace by Delineate Your Dwelling
  2. Lace Curtains by Upcycled Treasures
  3. Metallic Dotted Glasses by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body
  4. Lotus Wood Mirror by Bigger Than the Three of Us
  5. Wood Makeup Brush Holder by Brave New Home
  6. Giraffe Trinket Dish by The Gathered Home

And if you want to check out all of my other projects from the series, you can find them here:


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  1. […] Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body was inspired by one of her favorite stores to take plain old glasses to the next level with Sharpies. All you need to make your own are cheapo dollar store glasses (or some from your own cabinet!) and a couple of metallic oil-based Sharpies.  These are inexpensive and simple to make and super fun to pull out while entertaining! […]

  2. too easy! love these dotted glasses! Thanks for sharing this fun series! :)

  3. I love this knock-off series. Your glasses are fabulous! I can’t imagine what you have in mind for them but we can always count on you for something awesome!
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

  4. Love them! Can’t wait to see what you end up doing with them.

  5. Erica says:

    Love this! Super easy but big impact and a tiny price tag! So neat :) Love this knock-off series!

  6. Very pretty, Tasha! They turned out beautifully.

  7. Amy W says:

    What a great knock off! I’m always drawn to those glasses and you did an excellent job.

  8. Oooooh I already have glasses and the oil based sharpies so I should be good to go! I definitely couldn’t see spending $58, but $2 I’m good with :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. Fun!! I’ve always loved those gold-dotted glasses from Anthro – yours turned out great!

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