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Simple and Sweet Upcycled Glassware

At holiday celebrations we all want our dinner table arrangements to shine, and moreover, be personalized and custom to the holiday for our guests.

For most people, picking up an entirely new set of glassware to style their place settings for every occasion just doesn't make sense. Not only is there expense of buying so many goblets, but after accumulating a few sets, you are likely to run out of places to store all your pretty glasses!

Luckily, the invention of double sided tape and glue dots has made taking your everyday items and kicking them up several style notches pretty easy. You simply have to tack the glasses up with your chosen decorations, and when your event is over, the tape and glue dots will scrape off your glass fairly easily. Just make sure you remove the tape/glue before you run the glasses through the dishwasher - I don't make any promises about tape that has been through the dry cycle.

If you don't have glasses already, the dollar stores and discount stores sell water goblets like those pictured fairly inexpensively. Embellishments like the heart shaped jewels are available at most craft stores.



  • Water goblets
  • Double sided tape
  • Ribbon
  • Jeweled stickers

Step 1: Measure around your water goblet and cut a length of ribbon that will fit precisely around the circumference; you don’t really want a great deal of overlap, it will be really visible when the glass is done.

Step 2: Depending on how wide your ribbon is, you can use either strips of double sided tape or glue dots on the back of your ribbon to adhere the ribbon to the glass. Place the ribbon far enough down so it won’t interfere with actually using the glass to drink out of. Also, take a good look at it to make sure you have the ribbon level!

Step 3: After the ribbon is secured, pop on a jewel or two for some sparkle. Keep it simple--the water glass is not the focus of the table.


More Sweet & Simple Valentine's Day Gifts:

Happy Valentine's Day Gift Tin from Cheryl's

Champagne Truffles Heart Box from Fannie May

Rainbow Spray Roses from 1-800 Flowers

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