15 DIY Ways to Upgrade Your Drinking Glasses
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15 DIY Ways to Upgrade Your Drinking Glasses

Fall parties are the perfect time to discover new cocktail recipes, design the ultimate home bar, order a couple cool ice molds and even give your drinking glass collection a creative overhaul. And while there are of course plenty of unique, colorful glasses you can buy, we think DIYing is a lot more fun. So, go ahead and raise a glass to these 15 projects that’ll give your boring basics a snazzy new look and have you stylishly toasting any special occasion.

1. Stenciled Glasses: We’ve already shown you how to stencil leggingstextiles and more, so why not do the same to your drinking glasses? This quick tutorial makes it easy. (via Kristi Murphy)

2. Painted Glasses: The color and design possibilities are practically endless when you use paint pens to revamp an old set of stemless wine glasses. (via Brit + Co)

3. Gold Confetti Glasses: Grab a gold paint pen and take a plain set of glasses from totally bland to stunningly glam. (via A Thoughtful Place)

4. Marbleized Glasses: Give classic tumblers a marbleized makeover featuring beautiful ombre-esque color combos. (via Martha Stewart)

5. Etched Glasses: Etched polka dots look especially charming on a set of oh-so hip mason jars. (via A Beautiful Mess)

6. Gold-Leaf Glasses: Whether you’re hosting a hot summer pool party or getting ready to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with the family, these versatile gold-leaf tumblers lend instant style and class. (via BuzzFeed)

7. Wine Shot Glasses: Shots and cocktails together in one super slick glass? Our simple how-to makes it possible! (via Brit + Co)

8. Hand-Dotted Glasses: At just $3 a pop to make, these whimsical tumblers are a great choice for your bestie’s bachelorette bash. (via PopSugar)

9. Gold Polka Dot Glasses: Ring in 2015 the elegant way by serving champers in gold-dotted glasses that take just 20 minutes to make. (via Lovely Indeed)

10. Marbled Glasses: Bust out some neon nail polish and make your cocktail glasses just as bright and bold as your mani. (via Honestly WTF)

11. Chalkboard Glasses: Along with helping everyone keep straight whose glass is whose, chalkboard mason jars can also double as unconventional escort cards. (via Modern Weddings Hawaii)

12. Ice Glasses: Guests will feel as if they’ve stepped straight into Frozen when you serve shots in ice glasses at a winter wedding or party. (via Intimate Weddings)

13. Glitter Glasses: Because you never can have too much glitter. (via Lauren Conrad + Something Turquoise)

14. Balloon-Dipped Glasses: Do you love using balloons as party decor? Yeah, us, too! Here, we show you how they can even add colorful flair to your drinking glasses. (via Brit + Co)

15. Black Feather + Geometric Glasses: Black feathers and a wacky geometric design help give glasses a unique, Halloween-appropriate twist. (via BuzzFeed)

What’s your favorite drinking glass DIY? Share your own project ideas with us below!