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« on: November 10, 2005 09:40:56 PM »

I just got married this last June.  For our wedding favors i bought a ton of misc. mismatched wine, champagne, and other sort of glasses.  Well after the wedding was over we still have about a hundred or so left.  I was wondering if you guys had any idea with i could do with them.
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2005 10:00:57 PM »

etch them and sell them
plant cacti and succulents in them
wrap wire and beads around them
give them away as presnts next time you have a party

return them to the store wfrom which they were purchased and replace them with chocolate.
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2005 01:47:03 PM »

You can glue a plate to the bottom of the wine glass to make a candy stand.You can do 1 or 2 tiers that way. Paint on the wine glass part and around the rim of the other plate, and you could do a thanksgiving or christmas theme and give them away after your thanksgiving dinner.Fill them with bath salts and put a bath pouf on top,wrap in cellophane and give for a gift.(you could do these for your girlfriends for christmas and include a chocolate, a candle,and a tea bag they had this on the organized christmas website as a mini-spa)
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2005 02:02:07 PM »

Try candles in some of them.  If votive, taper or some other kind of candle fits, especially if you have at least two that match, you've got candle holders.  Decorate with etching, paint, a ribbon, or whatever you like.

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2005 06:23:14 PM »

This is a cool dilemma...

-make gel candles in the glasses & give as gifts

-use as organizers for jewelry, etc.

-make a most unusual peg rack for necklaces, etc: use glass glue to adhere their rims to a pane of glass or mirror (you must do this while the pane/mirror is laying flat on a table or the floor). When dry, hang the pane/mirror. Then hang belts, scarves, necklaces, and other delicate/light things from the "pegs" the stems make from protruding from the glass/mirror. Go a step further and paint or etch the glasses/stems, or even seal little objects or scenes inside each glass before you glue to the pane/mirror.

-make funky snowglobes by gluing small figures/scenes inside the glass, fill with water and some glitter, set rim-side up and glue a plate or tile to the rim as above. Let dry and shake!

-make a musical instrument. If the glasses are crystal, they will "sing" if you rub your wet fingers in a circular motion around the rim. Glue a few in a line on a board or, again, more glass or a mirror...wet them, play tunes and amuse your guests!

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2006 02:44:10 PM »

I recently saw (can't recall where) someone turn the wine glasses upside down and put votive candles on the flat bottom of the glass...looked kind of cool...

And, if you wanted, you could also put things inside the glass (I'm picturing little figurines, trapped in a glass goblet)...

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2006 05:56:56 PM »

You can put wine jelly in them, seal the top with paraffin.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2006 01:05:57 PM »

I have all my dangly earings hanging off the side of cocktail glasses, you can sort them for different occasions or in colours, and then fill the inside with cotton wool and place rings and things on top.
you need the cotton wool or some sort of filling or u cant get them out without disruption the hanging earings
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2006 05:06:10 PM »

I recently saw (can't recall where) someone turn the wine glasses upside down and put votive candles on the flat bottom of the glass...looked kind of cool...

And, if you wanted, you could also put things inside the glass (I'm picturing little figurines, trapped in a glass goblet)...

I did this for fall and painted them like pumpkins:

Here's what I did:
Swirl orange paint inside the glasses.  Hang to dry
Draw lines and faces on the outside of the glasses
Tie green ribbon for stems - I used a dot of glue to secure
Use glass glue to adhere votive cups to the top

I got this idea from a local craft store, and I think it could be used to make any number of different types of candle holders!
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2006 08:17:45 AM »

Aww those pumpkin votive holders are too cute!

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