Rather than buying specially decorated wine glasses just for Christmas I thought it would be fun to decorate our everyday wine glasses. Store bought Christmas wine glasses can be expensive considering that they are only used once a year. Also I think it is fun to add some homemade decorations to the Christmas table each year!
I actually got the idea for these DIY Christmas wine glasses a few weeks ago when I was looking at some DIY Halloween decorations. I saw this great link that used pipe cleaners and toy spiders to decorate wine glasses for Halloween and I thought that I could easily adapt this to make some cool Christmas wine glasses.
I loved the idea of winding a pipe cleaner around the stem of the glass and decorating the glasses with a small trinket. I wasn’t sure what type of Christmassy trinket to use at first; I didn’t want anything too big or too heavy. Then I thought about those cute little gift bows that you can buy for presents and decided that they would be perfect!
It was really cheap too. I bought a packet of 20 tinsel pipe cleaners for two or three dollars at a craft store and a packet of 40 small metallic gift bows for two dollars at a local cheap shop!
I’ll have some left over but even if you have a large family you would probably be able to buy everything you need for less than ten dollars! You can’t get better than that can you?
DIY Cool Christmas Wine Glasses
Ordinary wine glasses can be turned into cool Christmas wine glasses in a flash:
- Starting at the bottom of the stem of the glass wind the pipe cleaner around the stem two or three times.
- Decide how far up the side of the glass you want the bow to sit and trim the pipe cleaner as necessary.
- Attach the top end of the pipe cleaner to the sticky pad of the gift bow and then press the gift bow onto the side of the glass.
- That’s it – now do more glasses the same way!
When you are finished using them you will find that the sticky pads on the gift bows leave very little sticky residue. So it is easy to remove the pipe cleaner and bow and then wash the glasses as normal!
If you want to add some more homemade decorations to your Christmas table this year check out my post on making your own Christmas Crackers.