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How to Cut a Wine Glass and Make Goblet Lights

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know how much we love repurposing broken or cut wine glasses. They can be recycled into so many different things. The stems are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to a planter, and the bowl portion can be turned into a fantasy inspired hourglass or cloche. And when you pair the bowl with a candleholder, you can make these gorgeous goblet lights.

Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass

Aren’t they just stunning?

Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away until you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass

Not bad for a few broken wine glasses right?!! 😀 And they’re even more impressive when the lights are turned off.

Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away until you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass

Now I know not everyone has a collection of broken wine glasses lying around. So in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make those goblet lights and how easy it is to cut the stem off a wine glass too.

Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away until you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass

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What you Need

  • Fairy lights
  • Silver and gold spray paint
  • UHU Tac ProPower or Extra Sticky Putty
  • Tall candleholder
  • Broken stemless wine glass.

To make the chalice lights you'll need a wine glass, candleholder and paints

In my personal opinion, that beautiful curve where the glass bowl or cup meets the stem creates such a lovely profile on the finished goblet. Having a small cut-off stem also makes the goblet lights more stable. And cutting a wine glass stem off literally takes a few seconds with the right tool.

The curve of the wine glass where it meets the stem

Feel free to use a stemless wine glass to make the goblet lights if you prefer.

How to cut a wine glass

To remove the stem from a wine glass, you can either drop it and hope for the best or use a multi-function power tool with a diamond cutting blade. I used my Dremel. It’s by far the fastest and most reliable way to detach the stem from the glass 😀 Please remember to wear your safety gear.

When cutting the wine glass, please remember to always wear your safety gear

You can watch this short video to see how easy it is.

How to Cut the Stem Off a Wine Glass

If you don’t have one of those handy little power tools, you can score the top of the wine stem with a glass cutter. Try to score in a straight line around the stem a few times. Carefully grab the stem in one gloved hand and the bowl in the other. Push down firmly and the stem should pop right off. Use 50 to 80 grit sandpaper to level the cut stem.

How to Make Wine Glass Goblet Lights

Right, now that your stemless wine glasses all prepped and ready, we can turn them into goblets. Not the drinking kind mind you 😉 We’ll be popping some fairy lights into these to create a magical display.

Creating a glowing mercury glass effect

The beautiful glowing colors on the bowl portion of the goblet are created by painting the inside with two metallic colors; first silver and then gold. It’s kinda like making faux mercury glass, but this is the high-end glowing version.

Spray the inside of the broken wine glass with silver paint and then gold

Before painting the wine glass wash it first in warm, soapy water to remove any dirt and oily residue. Rinse and let air dry. Dip a paper towel in some rubbing alcohol or white vinegar and wipe the inside thoroughly to make sure it’s squeaky clean 😉 Since we’ll only be painting the inside of the glass, use what you have on hand to mask off the outside. I used cling wrap and painter’s tape. The cling wrap makes it easier to see what the mercury glass effect will look like while you’re painting.

Mask the outside of the wine glass off

To see how to create that gorgeous effect, please watch the quick video below. This is definitely one of those techniques that are easier to explain visually.

Easy Glowing Mercury Glass Paint Effect

Let the paint dry completely before popping any water drops that may have been captured under the paint layers with a pin.

Spray the inside of the broken wine glass with silver paint and then gold

Don’t you love the random mix of silver and gold on the glass. But the real magic happens when you pop some fairy lights inside.

Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYChalice #Chalice #MercuryGlass

Isn’t it gorgeous?

Adding the candleholders to create a goblet

There are two ways to add the stemless wine glasses to the candleholders; permanently with glue; or temporarily with sticky putty 😉 I went the temporary route. Roll some sticky putty between your fingers and squish it into the hole where the candle would normally go.

Use sticky putty to attach the cut wine glass to the candleholder or use glue for a more permanent fix

Place the stemless wine glass inside and trim away any excess putty.

Trim the excess sticky putty away with a craft knife

Pop a few fairy lights inside …….

Place a few fairy lights inside the chalice for a beautiful effect

…… and you’re all done. The goblet lights look lovely on their own.

Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away until you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass

or as a pair.

Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass
Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away until you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass

I placed my goblet lights on a bed of faux Spanish moss.

The repurposed chalice lights have been placed on a bed of faux Spanish moss

and added a large golden shell, just coz it’s so pretty 😀

The repurposed wine glasses can be placed on a wooden tray with some Spanish Moss and fairy lights for a beautiful display

I love the way the fairy lights just peak through that faux mercury glass paint effect.

Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away until you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass

And they are breathtaking when the lights are switched off.

Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away until you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass
Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away until you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass

If you like the idea of recycling a broken wine glass to make goblet lights, don’t forget to pin the tutorial for later.

Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass

Sharing is caring 😉

Don’t throw those broken wine glasses away you’ve seen how you can repurpose them to make these gorgeous chalice or goblet lights. The step-by-step tutorial includes a video that will show you how to cut the wine glass and how to get that mercury glass effect in two easy steps. #Wineglassrepurpose #BrokenGlass #ACraftyMix #DIYGoblet #Chalice #MercuryGlass

Oh and if you’re looking for some of the things we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us make more amazing crafts to share with you 😉

Sale Amazon Basics All-Purpose Wine Glasses, 19-Ounce, Set of 4
20 Pieces 22 mm Diamond Cutting Wheel with 4 Pieces 3 mm Mandrel and 2 Pieces Cross Crystal Screwdriver for Dremel Rotary Tools
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UHU Tac PROPower, 2.1 oz (50g), 21 pads (48680)

And if you prefer to buy rather than DIY, then maybe these beauties will appeal.

Godinger Silver Chalice Goblet, 18oz
Sale Décor Therapy MP1063 Table Lamp, Mercury Silver
Premium Quality Silver-Nickel Plated - Wine Goblet / Kiddush Cup /Chalice - by Alchemade

And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Home Decor Crafts, Quick & Easy Crafts, Trash to Treasure

Comments

  • Posted: February 28, 2021 18:43

    Wendy

    What a lovely idea. I've been following you and your husband since last year and I always enjoy how unusual your crafts are. Most of the other blogs look like someone just copied someone else. It's refreshing to see something new for a change. Thank you for all the inspiration.
    • Posted: March 2, 2021 10:42

      acraftymix

      You are so welcome Wendy and your comment just made our day ❤ We love trying to come up with new ideas for our readers
  • Posted: February 20, 2021 18:58

    Claire

    So unique and clever as always! I love these lights.
    • Posted: February 22, 2021 18:51

      acraftymix

      Thank you, Claire. They make quite the statement when they're all lit up
  • Posted: February 18, 2021 22:17

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    These are gorgeous Michelle! I'm not a wine drinker but I do have some wine glasses. Looks like a good use for them. LOL. I have recently seen a project where they sprayed the gold on after the looking glass spray and loved the look of it and wanted to try it. LOVE how these turned out! Your videos turned out awesome and very helpful. I liked how you added the directions onto the cardboard piece with tape. Cute!
    • Posted: February 20, 2021 18:50

      acraftymix

      I hardly ever drink wine. It makes my head spin :D Glad you like the tutorial and the result Linda. It's a fun way to dress upbroken glasses and it looks so beautiful when all the lights are out.
  • Posted: February 8, 2021 21:02

    Kim Purvis

    Very creative lady! Great tutorial on how to cut glass, I am really lovin that man statue too.
    • Posted: February 11, 2021 18:05

      acraftymix

      Isn't he too cute. I can't even remember where we bought him, we've had him for such a long time.
  • Posted: February 8, 2021 01:27

    [email protected]

    Michelle, these are very pretty. Thank you for sharing!
    • Posted: February 8, 2021 06:56

      acraftymix

      You're welcome, Libbie. I'm glad you like them
  • Posted: February 1, 2021 22:02

    Sherry

    These are beautiful. Great tutorial!
  • Posted: February 1, 2021 19:32

    Deana Landers

    Michelle, I love these! Thanks for the video on how to cut the stems off.
    • Posted: February 2, 2021 12:13

      acraftymix

      You're welcome Deana. It's really easy if you have the right tools.
  • Posted: February 1, 2021 17:11

    Marie B.

    These are so pretty, Michelle! Great video on how to cut the wine glasses. Pinned
    • Posted: February 1, 2021 17:42

      acraftymix

      Thank you, Marie. I had fun putting everything together and love the way they turned out.
  • Posted: February 1, 2021 16:25

    Nancy

    Wow! These are gorgeous!
  • Posted: February 1, 2021 14:39

    Maria

    Wow I have broken so many glasses! Next time I’m going to try this! It turned out beautiful
    • Posted: February 1, 2021 16:48

      acraftymix

      Can't let those broken glasses go to waste ;-)

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