Crafts Using Wine Glasses

At a craft fair last week-end I saw the cutest thing to do with old wine glasses. Turn them upside down and take trim with beads on it and glue it to the edge of the base. The beads or trim will hang down towards the glass and make a nice border. On what was the bottom of the glass stem is where you set a candle. You could put anything you like inside them to make them even fancier. I think it would be a great way to use old glasses and make a fancy, inexpensive centerpiece.


By Chris from Oshkosh, WI
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February 17, 2006

A quick Valentine's Day (or any other holiday actually) is to fill a wine glass with the appropriate holiday colored candies and ribbons. This photo shows my Valentine's glass spilled - as I used this image for several cards this year.

Valentine or Holiday Gift Glass

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August 26, 2008

Desperate artist here! I have some great, fun artwork I've done and would like to get in on wine and martini glasses,coasters,etc. without hand painting or baking each one! I have tried expensive waterslide decals, lazertran paper, mod podge, everything and cannot find an easy, great looking solution! I would so appreciate any feedback! The product must be somewhat waterproof, i.e. able to hand wash, etc. Thank you so much!

Roberta from Sacramento, CA


August 26, 20080 found this helpful

Check Delphi Glass ....they have a nice selection of paints that I think will work for you...I know friends that use the Pebeo paints with great success on glassware.

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August 26, 20080 found this helpful

I bought a fine glass engraving "pen" & use it to etch designs on glasses. It is battery powered. I don't know if this tip will help you at all, but I thought I would offer it. I was thinking it you painted a design on a glass, it might be interesting to add some depth with the pen.

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By KathyM (Guest Post)
August 27, 20080 found this helpful

You can buy a glass etching solution. Do a google search for glass etching.

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August 27, 20080 found this helpful

Try and find a sandblaster in your area. It will look just like your artwork and be permanent!
If you can't find anyone let me know. I am a sandblaster here in Eureka!

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October 4, 2007

I recently started a job bar tending weddings at a hall, and brought home a dozen flute wine glasses that were not taken home by guests. They are not engraved, but have the bride and grooms names and wedding date printed on them. How do I safely and effectively remove the writing so that I can enjoy them myself, in my home?

Susan from Essexville, MI


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October 4, 20070 found this helpful

What I used once, was Oven Cleaner, the old kind in a jar. It took the printing off slick. Also removed some kind of stickie paper from an Antique Glass door and it worked wonderfully. After a warm water rince, I used Vinegar last. Good luck.

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October 5, 20070 found this helpful

I scraped writing off of some champagne glasses with one of those Red Devil type, one sided blade scrapers. It was very easy.

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By Deb (Guest Post)
October 6, 20070 found this helpful

How about nail polish remover?

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September 11, 20200 found this helpful

I tried and it works! I have 12 champagne glasses from my niece's wedding.

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August 10, 2011

I would like to paint on wine goblets with gold paint. I already have 4 of them, but if I have more people I can't use them.

By Andreina B.


August 10, 20110 found this helpful

What exactly do you need to know? Painting wine glasses is my new hobby, so ask away.

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August 10, 20110 found this helpful

If you have more people, use assorted glasses. They don't have to match. I think similar sizes would be more important than matching paint.

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August 11, 20110 found this helpful

Hobby Lobby sells a paint called Gallery Glass! It's used for making inexpensive and easy stained glass! I love it and so does my Mom!

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November 8, 2010

Does anyone have any new and fun ways to paint on glass, especially old wine glasses? I'm looking to put Santa and snowman faces, etc. on them. Any info would be of great help.

By robin cleveland from Dansville, NY


November 9, 20100 found this helpful

You will need the type of paint designed for glass. It is a special medium.
Most craft stores will have it.
Staying simple in your design will increase the charm of the picture.
If I were to receive a gift such as this, I would prefer to have an everyday design so I didn't have to put it away for the holidays. Something in grapes would be very easy to do. Or a tri-color pattern of some sort.

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November 11, 20100 found this helpful

Be sure to paint only the outside, not the inside or the rim as most paints for glass are toxic. One brand is called Gallery Glass by Plaid. I agree with dedeswrkshop that an everyday design would probably get more use. You could always add a Xmas theme wine charm to each instead.

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