Glasses are not only suitable drinking vessels, but are perfect for decorating in any shape. DIY glass decoration is also a visual highlight not only on weddings, but also on birthdays and in everyday life as a homemade decoration in glass. We have collected the most beautiful and creative ideas for you to imitate. Let yourself be inspired!
Upcycling and misuse: Different glasses for decorating
Upcycling is the trend of the hour and you shouldn’t miss it! Bet that you already have a few treasures in your kitchen cupboards that are also wonderful for our DIY craft ideas? For example, normal drinking glasses or wine glasses can easily be used for other purposes. You can also buy beautiful storage jars and then decorate them. Old bottles, jam jars or chocolate cream jars such as Nutella are ideal for upcycling – depending on your taste, shape and decoration idea.
Our ideas for decorating glasses
Who said that glasses are only good for drinking? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that. Especially with these vessels, it makes sense to decorate them seasonally or to stage them for special events. We therefore give you tips and ideas on how to decorate your glasses great. Whether for a specific occasion or with our all-year-round ideas.
Decorate glasses for spring or Easter
Spring makes everything new! The Christmas decoration will disappear in the basement for the next few months and finally it can be a touch more pastel and liveliness. Flowers or bulbs should not be missing here. Tulips, snowdrops, crocuses and hyacinths are wonderful harbingers of spring and therefore play the main role in many glass arrangements. As soon as Easter is just around the corner, a few decorative bunnies can hop through the glass, which you have covered with moss.
Decorate glasses in summer
Now finally there is good news: You didn’t bring the shells and sand from your last summer vacation for nothing. Because these utensils form the basis for summerly decorated glasses that bring a touch of Mediterranean flair to your balcony decoration or terrace design. Floating flowers in the glass, which you can decorate with small stones on the floor, provide a little more freshness and a good mood. If you like it particularly trendy, you can also wrap your glass with jute ribbons or implement a stylish wicker decoration with rattan cane. This fits perfectly if you have chairs or other interior pieces for the Viennese network trend.
Decorate glasses in autumn
Glasses can also be beautifully decorated in autumn. This is mainly due to the fact that nature itself supplies a variety of handicraft materials. Just keep your eyes open on your next walk in the forest. Because you can use almost everything you find outside your four walls for glasses decorated in autumn. Various herbs, colorful autumn leaves, chestnuts, acorns, tree branches, nuts, cone berries and rose hips. With a chain of lights you also ensure a harmonious ambience. Incidentally, the orange fruit shells of the Chinese lantern flower (Physalis), which shine elegantly in the light, are really great for this.
Decorate glasses in winter and for Christmas
Ho Ho Ho! As soon as Christmas is over, we are already thinking about how to celebrate the festival of love in style this year. As a little foretaste of the most beautiful time of the year, these decorated glasses are simply wonderful to decorate your living room for Christmas. To do this, fill mason jars or other transparent storage containers with artificial snow, pine cones, small Christmas figures. Create your very own magical forest with X-mas flair. Very important: don’t forget the lid so that the artificial snow stays where it should be!
Video DIY: Mason jars in animal style
Mason jars not only look beautiful, they are also super practical for storing all kinds of food. However, the vessels become even more stylish if you decorate them in just a few simple steps. We’ll tell you how you can turn your mason jars into stylish eye-catchers in 3 easy steps!
What you need:
- A hot glue gun
- Golden paint spray (or any other color of your choice)
- Plastic animals
- Mason jars or other jars with lids
- A document
Here’s how it works:
- Spray the lids of the jars and the animals with the golden spray and let them dry well. We recommend that you use a suitable underlay for this step so that no paint remains on your table or on the floor.
- Now glue the animals onto the lid with the hot glue gun.
- Now it’s getting colorful! Fill your DIY glasses with sweets or pasta. The cheerful eye-catcher in your kitchen is ready!
Do you fancy DIY? Then just have a look at this video:
Decorate glasses with washi tape or a beautiful ribbon
Your glasses can take a little more colorful peppery? Then decorate the transparent material with colored washi tape or a beautiful gift ribbon. Goes totally easy and looks really stylish! With the help of a hot glue gun you can also fix lace ribbons or jute around the glass. Extra tip: Combined with chalk colors, you can easily style the cool shabby chic. The result looks particularly elegant with white gypsophila or a colorful bouquet of flowers!
Decorate glasses for the wedding
The wedding is probably the most beautiful day in life. In order to feel love in every corner, an atmospheric decoration is also necessary. It becomes simple yet modern with glasses that decorate them to match the Love motto. Delicate bow ribbons, rustic lace, glitter or the classic heart refine the look of the transparent storage glasses that you can use as a candle holder or small flower vase.
Decorate glasses with light – candles & Co.
No matter what time of year, candles are always incredibly beautiful as a decorative element! You can easily use glasses and bottles to create a cozy atmosphere. A bottle neck, which you decorate with stick candles, replaces the classic candlestick as a table decoration. And tea lights in simple storage glasses conjure up a cozy atmosphere both in the garden and on the coffee table. Or you can put a string of lights in a glass or bottle. Of course, this should be rather petite and operated on battery.
Decorate bottles for a glass vase
Black is everything! In terms of fashion, black is always possible and the dark color is also impressive in terms of decoration. This is how black sprayed glasses and bottles look great as vases for table decorations of a special kind. You can find out more here in the video:
Old glasses and vases don’t belong in the trash. But on the contrary! If you like to tinker, need a new vase or have a few unused glasses at home, you can go upcycling. How about a cool striped look with tape? Especially in combination with pastel shades like peach or sage, this makes it pretty sweet in spring and summer. In this video we explain step by step how to make new from old:
PS: You can of course tune your glass vases with our ideas as well as old bottles!
Decorate glasses by storing them
Decorated glasses not only make a lot of looks, they can also be used quite practically. Because with different spices in great colors or colorful sweets, the decorative glasses in your kitchen become a cool eye-catcher. But even in the bathroom you can decoratively store your cosmetic brushes etc. in the transparent containers. Simply arrange your items / food thematically or by color and arrange them decoratively in the glasses.
Buy glasses online at Westwing
Do you still have a few glasses at home that you would like to use for decorative purposes? Or do you want to expand your glass collection with a few beautiful specimens from our exclusive selection? In the WestwingNow online shop you will find different glasses, storage containers and vases that you can stylishly stage. Click through our range and secure your new favorite items. From an order value of 30 euros we even deliver to your home free of shipping costs. Enjoy shopping, furnishing and decorating!