How to Make a Sleek & Convenient Wine Glass Holder

If you've ever found yourself struggling to carry everything at once when hosting a nice evening with fellow wine lovers, this DIY is exactly what you need! Here's a quick and easy tutorial for a wine glass holder that you can customize to your personal taste. It carries four glasses and a wine bottle–perfect for entertaining.

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Things You'll Need

  • Jigsaw

  • Sander

  • Sand paper

  • Power drill

  • 1 1/4 inch hole saw

  • 5/8 inch drill bit

  • Clamps

  • Pencil

  • Measuring tape

  • 7 1/2 inch x 7 1/2 inch piece of wood

  • Level or something with a hard edge to draw straight lines

  • Stain (optional)

  • Paint (optional)

  • Paint brushes (optional)

  • Tracing paper

  • Tape

  • Printer to print design

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz

Step 1: Cut Your Wood

Cut your wood down to 7 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches using a circular or table saw. Some hardware stores sell pre-cut pieces (check their scrap wood section).

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Step 2: Find the Center for Your Wine Bottle Hole

Draw a straight line from corner to corner using using the level to connect them.

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz
Image Credit: Rachel Metz

Where the lines meet in the center is where you will drill the 1 1/4 inch hole for the neck of the wine bottle to slide into.

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Step 3: Measure for Your Glassware Holes

Measure and mark 2 1/2 inches in from each corner along the lines you just made. This is where you'll drill your smaller holes that will hold your stemware.

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz

Step 4: Drill Your Center Hole

Clamp your wood down before drilling your hole. Grab your power drill and 1 1/4 inch hole saw bit, then drill through the center.

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz

Step 5: Measure Out Your Slits for Stemware

Before drilling the smaller holes, measure and mark the diagonal lines from the 2 1/2 inch marks to the corners to be 3/8 inch wide. This is where the slits for the stemware are going to go.

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These will be your guidelines when you go in with your jigsaw.

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Step 6: Drill Your Smaller Holes for Stemware

Be sure to clamp down your wood before drilling and using your jigsaw. Take your power drill and 5/8 inch drill bit, then drill four smaller holes.

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz

Step 7: Cut Your Stemware Slits

While your wood is clamped down, use your jigsaw to cut along the slit marks you made earlier.

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz

Step 8: Sand Down Your Wood

I used a circular saw with 80 then 220 grit, but you can also do this by hand.

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz

Step 9: Fix Imperfections if Needed

I filled in the crevasses with filler, let that dry and sanded it down to smooth it out.

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz
Image Credit: Rachel Metz
Image Credit: Rachel Metz

Step 10: Stain or Paint the Wood

Take it a step further and make it match your aesthetic! I grabbed some stain and painted a coat on.

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz

Step 11: Add a Personal Touch

Personalize the holder with a fun saying or an initial. I decided to go with "CHEERS!

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Place your tracing paper on top (powder side down) and tape it down where you like it.

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Add the design on top. I am not good at any sort of calligraphy so I printed a font I love (Marigold).

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Trace over it with a pencil.

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Peel it off!

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz

Fill in the outline with a paint color of your choice and let it dry.

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz

The powder wipes off easily with a damp cloth.

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Step 12: Add Sealant

Be sure to brush a sealant all over the wood, in the nooks and crannies. You want to make sure that your new DIY wine glass holder will withstand the weather, spills, wear and tear.

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz

Per instructions on the package, I put one coat on, let it dry for an hour, sanded it down and added a second coat.

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Image Credit: Rachel Metz

The possibilities are truly endless to customizing this for the wine lover in your life! I never knew I needed one until I made my own. Happy DIY'ing!

Image Credit: Rachel Metz
Image Credit: Rachel Metz
Image Credit: Rachel Metz
Image Credit: Rachel Metz