Have you ever found yourself looking at something in your home that you use quite often and thinking about how you can’t help wondering whether you couldn’t make that thing look more cheerful or suited to the decor scheme or occasion of you took your DIY skills to it and did a little customizing?
We’re actually finding more and more that we want to get crafty and personalize just about everything around us. There’s nothing wrong with adding a bit of creativity to things, right? We were hosting a dinner party with friends recently and we just couldn’t get over how tempting the thought of making over our plain old wine glasses was.
Now we’re on a mission to choose a look and fancy them up before the next time we have guests!
DIY Wine Glasses Projects
Just in case you’re feeling about as intrigued and curious as we were, if not more, about the idea of making over and decorating your wine glasses, here are 15 of the nicest ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for a little inspiration.
1. Easy hand-painted polka dot wine glasses
Are you the kind of crafter who likes working with paint on almost any surface or medium, working it into just about as many different kinds of projects as you can? In that case, we think you’re going to adore these polka dot inspired paint dotted wine glasses that are actually created using finger painting techniques, like a quick trip back to childhood crafting time! Get the full details for making it happen on Famille de Louisiane.
2. DIY glittered letter wine glasses
Are you the kind of person who simply loves doing lettering and adding text and monograms to just about every project but you’re also a big lover of all things that sparkle? Then we think we might have found the perfect idea for you right off the bat! Style Sidebar suggests making negative space letters in blocks of glitter, but you can use the same basic technique to make the glasses say anything at all if the “Mr & Mrs” theme doesn’t work for you.
3. Chalkboard paint wine glasses
Is part of your motivation to personalize your glasses actually stemming from the fact that you love hosting dinner parties with lots of people and you don’t want them to mix their glasses up but you don’t like putting those little marker charms on the stems because people forget which charm was theirs anyways? Then cut to the chase with this chalkboard paint idea from Beach Town Blonde that lets you actually write people’s names on the base!
4. DIY etched wine glasses
If you’ve never tried glass etching before than we are very sorry indeed to tell you that you are missing out on something extremely fun! Using stencils to make letters and also little images is equally enjoyable, so we’d suggest checking out the basic techniques for those things outlined in the useful tutorial from Leap of Faith Crafting. You can still learn how it’s done even if you don’t want to make holiday or winter themed wine glasses specifically!
5. Pretty teacup wine glasses
Are you the kind of upcycling and unconventionality enthusiast who will almost always choose the option that involves turning something basic into something new entirely? Well, if you can get your hands on some old teacups, then perhaps making new wine glasses that are custom to your tastes will appeal to you even more than just stencilling or painting the ones you already have! Take a better look at this tutorial from Country Living to see how these were made in more detail.
6. Glitter stem wine glasses
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of customizing your wine glasses with glitter but you’ve never really been one for adding lettering to things? Then perhaps you’d prefer this idea from See Vanessa Craft that shows you how to glitter your wine glass stems for a look that’s somehow eye catching and a little more minimalist than sparkling quotes! They even show you how to seal them so they don’t shed glitter all over your dining table.
7. DIY snowflake wine glasses
Were you actually very interested indeed in the idea of making snowflake and holiday themed wine glasses specifically but you’re the kind of crafty researcher who always likes to see more than one tutorial along the lines of what you’re thinking, just to make sure you choose to follow the one that’s best for you? Then here’s a snowflake wine glass tutorial from Krafting Kreations for your consideration!
8. DIY bride and groom wedding toasting glasses
Are you actually considering customizing your glasses specifically for a wedding or bridal celebration, so you are interested in “Mr & Mrs” themed ideas, but you just haven’t seen the one for you yet? Well, if you’ve always been more of an embellishment lover than a paint enthusiast, then we think you might get along very well indeed with these awesome string wrapped, rhinestoned, and tulle glad dress and tuxedo glasses featured in detail Betty’s Daughter.
9. Easy wine glasses decorated with nail polish
Do you actually have a desire to paint or stencil your wine glasses but your local crafting store was out of the all surface paint you needed that won’t peel or chip of the glass the moment you washed them for the first time? Well, if you happen to have a nice array of nail polish colours in your beauty stash, then you can actually still go ahead with the project! Learn more about making your glasses over with nail polish on Leah Tackles.
10. DIY galaxy wine glasses
If you’re the same kind of trend lover we are, keeping careful track of the kind of patterns and prints that are popular in fashion, design, and the general world of pop culture right now, then we’d be willing to bet that you’ve been loving purple and speckled galaxy print themed pieces lately just as much as we have! We’d also be willing to bet that you’ll really appreciate the way Crafted Love made these stunning hand painted and spattered galaxy wine glasses and the mapped the process out for you to follow along with so you can make your own.
11. Elegant gold dipped wine glasses
Did you love the way the glasses you saw above had a sort of colour blocking effect near the top where the paint gave way bluntly and neatly to clear glass, but your personal style is a little more glamorous and classic? Then we think you’ll love the look of these metallic gold glasses from Handmade in The Heartland, as well as the way their tutorial for simple, clean paint dipping techniques.
12. Hand decorated paint pen wine glasses
Are you actually a talented painter who loves to decorate things by hand, but you’re always looking for new techniques to try and new ways to put an exciting twist on your favourite creative outlet? Then we’e absolutely convinced that you’re the perfect person to give this next idea from Brit + Co. a try! They walk you step by step through the process of how they made these lovely, hand decorated wine glasses using paint markers instead of regular paint and a brush.
13. Country inspired mason jar wine glasses
Did we actually catch your attention the most when we started talking about the idea of making your very own wine glasses, rather than just customizing basic pre-made ones, but you’re just not sure that the teacup idea you saw earlier was the style you’d like to aim for? Well, if you’ve ever been a mason jar enthusiast like half the world is right now, then we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at how DIY Joy used mason jars and candlestick bases to make these country inspired “wine glasses”.
14. DIY monogram wine glass charms
Have you actually been thinking about how fun and convenient wine glass charms are since we mentioned them earlier on and now you can’t help wondering whether you’d like to make a few of those in addition to customizing your own wine glasses? Then maybe this cute and simple monogram tutorial from Centsational Style is a great starter point for your ventures into wine glass charm creation!
15. No-sew felt wine glass base coasters
Are you quite intrigued by the idea of adding a little colour or personalization to your wine glasses when you have guests over so they can tell their drinks apart but your glasses are actually quite nice in the clean, plain manner you bought them in and you’re just not sure that you want to make permanent changes? Then maybe a base cover that identifies glasses by fun colours and shapes but also acts as a coaster would be a better idea for you!
This awesome guide from Curbly shows you how to make them out of felt.
Have you made other kinds of fantastic DIY customized wine glass projects before that you were very happy with indeed and maybe even still use but that you don’t see here on our list?
Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!