7 Ways to Decorate Your Holiday Glassware

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It's the most wonderful time of the year for some holiday glassware!
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The holidays are just around the corner, and oh what fun it is to make some DIY-decorated glassware to ring in this joyous season. Whether you're looking to add some flair to your Winter Wonderland table setting or planning to spoil guests with seasonal cocktails, nothing makes your guests feel more at "home for the holidays" like a festive drinking glass. From glass paint to glitter, here are seven ways to add an elegant touch to any winter celebration with your holiday drinkware.


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Holiday Glitter Glassware

For a simple yet stunning winter craft project, gather several glasses and loose glitter of your favorite holiday colors to make your drinkware sparkle. By mixing red, green and gold glitter together, you can add shimmer and shine to any table setting with your festive holiday glitter glassware.


Ugly Sweater Party Wine Glass

You won't need to search a thrift store for these cool holiday pieces! Inspired by grandma's beloved, reindeer-patterned knit sweaters, these retro glasses are a standout stemware that's anything but "ugly."


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Painted Holiday Wine Glass

Whether it's bright copper kettles or warm woolen mittens, take your creativity to the next level by painting a few of your favorite things onto a glass. eHow has a step-by-step guide with all the instructions and supplies you need to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece by hand.


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Elegant Etched Holiday Glassware

With everyone coming home for the holidays, there's no better way to add an elegant touch to the dinner table than with personalized etched glassware. The family will be sure to rock these unique glasses around the Christmas tree.


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Wine Glass Decorated with Sharpies

Add elegant winter glam to your holiday glassware with some simple Sharpie designs. Customized glasses will leave a permanent mark on your loved ones' hearts.



You can dress up these lovely pieces of festive stemware even a little further. Find the tiniest Christmas tree ball or other ornaments that you can. Thrift shops and dollar stores are great sources for those. Run a short length of pretty, shiny or glittery ribbon through the ornament's hanger. Wrap the ribbon around the wine glass stem and tie it in a bow to secure the little ornament to the glass so it rests on the pedestal.


Snowman Wine Glass Craft

Bring everyone's favorite flurried Christmas fairy tale to life with these hand-painted Frosty the Snowman glasses. From a corncob pipe to a button nose, you can create your own jolly happy snowman to add some fun to the table.


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Wine Glasses with Flair

For a less permanent way to decorate a wine glass, gather some crafting wire, beads and sequins to wrap around the stem of the glass. Candy cane-colored spirals, gold and silver-themed combinations are just some of the countless ways to add a festive flare to any stemware.


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