How To Upcycle a Wine Glass Into a Planter

2 Materials
1 Hour

In this easy tutorial I show you how to upcycle old branded wine glasses into pretty planters that you’ll want in your home.

I’m trying hard to de-clutter my cupboards. I have so many things that are too good to throw out, but I don’t want on display. I’ve already turned our unloved and broken mugs into planters, and love how they turned out. They now have pride of place in my sitting room and look fab.

Now I am tackling some glasses that I bought home from a gin festival. They are beautiful balloon gin glasses and have logos printed on both sides. But I can’t see myself ever using these as glasses so need a new use for them.

What I used to upcycle my glasses.

  • Plastic Adhesive Bumper Pads
  • Chalk Spray Paint

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How to upcycle a wine glass into a planter

I started by sticking the adhesive bumper pads around my glass. They adhered well without having to use any extra glue.

Next I started applying the spray paint.

I was hoping for a professional finish with no drips, so I took care to use lots of thin layers and allowed each one to dry before applying the next.

I think the spray paint transforms the glass, and the bumper dots give it a unique look.

I’ve decided to use my upcycled wine glass as a planter, but a narrower one would also make a lovely vase or candle holder.

For more unique planter ideas, check out my Air Plant Jellyfish made out of kitchen scourers, and my Super Easy Kokedama Moss Balls made out of old tennis balls, both of which you can find over on my blog.

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