Broke A Wine Glass? Don’t Throw It Out! Here Are 8 Awesome Crafts You Can Make Instead

February 14th, 2018

It’s almost inevitable – a full set of wine glasses never seems to last. There is always one or two that get knocked off a table or broken while being washed. Instead of throwing the broken wine glass away, try using it for a home or garden decor project.

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These 8 creative and fun crafts transform a broken wine glass (or pieces from it) into a work of art.

Now, when a wine glass breaks, you no longer have to look at it as a negative thing – instead, it’s an opportunity to get crafty! Get ready to be surprised at how many awesome things you can make out of what you might have thought was trash.

1. DIY cupcake stand

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If the stem or foot of your wine glass is still intact after taking a tumble, transform it into an adorable homemade cupcake stand. With just six pieces of material, Look What I Made has created a really fun, and super easy tutorial on how to make it.

2. Teacup wine glasses

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Here’s another fun project if your stem is still in good condition. How incredible and unique are these funky teacup wine glasses? They’re great for entertaining, can be used for wine, tea, or cocktails, and are so darn cute. Head to Apartment Therapy for the full tutorial.

3. Broken glass votive candle holders

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If your wine glass has completely shattered, you might think it’s completely worthless to do anything but to sweep it up and toss it in the garbage can. You’ll just need to get some empty glass containers and battery-operated votives. Instructables has the step-by-step instructions.

4. Handmade snow globe ornament

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No matter the time of year, Christmas crafting is cool, right? These precious snow globe ornaments are made with plastic wine glasses on the Pitter and Glink tutorial, but a real wine glass makes it a bit more classy.

5. Wine glass bell jar

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Have you ever dropped a wine glass and the stem just broke right off? So frustrating! But check out this charming bell jar you could make with it instead. By Wilma has the full tutorial and she has some great tips too – like how you can find really cute saucers for your bell jar at the thrift store.

6. Garden candle holders

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Save the top of your broken wine glass and turn your backyard into a welcoming retreat with these outdoor candle holders. If a bit of the stem is still attached, that will work perfectly to serve as a ‘stake’ in the ground. Just fill the glass with some sand or pebbles and use a real or battery-operated votive.

7. DIY wine glass lamp shade

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Lana Red Studio has an incredible DIY project that turns a wine glass stem into a beautiful votive candle lampshade. You could even use battery-operated candles or a small LED light. Check out the full tutorial to find out how.

8. Wine glass coconut planters

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If you’ve got some time on your hands and want to take on a fun DIY project, this is a great one. Since wine glasses tend to break at the stem, these coconut planters are the perfect way to repurpose them. Head over to A Crafty Mix to find out how to make your own.

H/T: DIY Everywhere