How to Apply Rhinestones to a Wine Glass

Things You'll Need

  • Soft towel

  • Wine glass

  • Dry-erase pen

  • Cotton swab

  • Rhinestones

  • Tweezers

  • E6000 glue

Rhinestones add style to glass surfaces.

Rhinestones are a common craft store product used for crafts and decorations. The stones come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, and all of the stones have a flat back. The flat back makes it possible to apply the stones to most surfaces with an adhesive. Applying rhinestones to a wine glass requires a clear adhesive that dries quickly and does not smear or smudge the glass. Applying the stones to the glass is easy, but the design takes time and planning.

Step 1

Clean the glass surface with a soft towel to remove dirt and dust from the surface. Create the design on the wine glass before applying the rhinestones. Use a dry erase pen to make small dots for each rhinestone replacement.

Step 2

Remove the dot for the intended rhinestone position with a cotton swab. Grab the rhinestone with a pair of tweezers and apply a small drop of E6000 craft glue to the flat back.

Step 3

Push the rhinestone against the glass in the intended position. Add a small amount of pressure to ensure the stone is pressed to the surface.

Step 4

Wipe any visible glue off the glass with the cotton swab. Applying a small amount of glue to the center of rhinestone back prevents the glue from smearing on the glass.

Step 5

Repeat the process on another dot in the design. Continue replacing the dots with rhinestones until the design is finished. Leave the glass on a table for a full day to give the glue time to dry.


Hand-wash the rhinestone wine glass. Dishwashers are extremely hot and may melt the glue.