Okay, so autumn hasn’t officially started; I mean, the pumpkin spice latte isn’t even back at Starbucks yet, but summer is drawing to a close. If you’re a fan of the fall, there’s no reason not to get into the spirit now. A project that is sure to get you thinking about brightly colored leaves and cooler weather is these DIY pumpkin wine glasses, which make fabulous wine glass centerpieces, candle holders, mantel decor, and more!
If you’ve always wondered how to paint pumpkins on wine glasses or how to make pumpkin wine glass candle holders, you’re in the right place! (Wait, is that just me?)
These pumpkin wine glasses have a lot to offer.
For starters, they’re pretty inexpensive to make. All you need is some paint, brushes, rope, and wine glasses. Bonus: Since you need different sized wine glasses you should be able to pick them up for practically nothing at a garage sale or thrift store. (I see mis-matched pieces all the time.)
On top of being a frugal wine glass centerpiece idea, this project is pretty simple. Don’t let the fact that there are 12 steps fool you. Most of the steps involved in creating these pumpkin wine glasses are just adding yet another layer of paint and waiting for said paint to dry. You can watch paint dry can’t you? 😉
Seriously, as far as wine glass craft ideas go, this one is appropriate even for the DIY challenged. The fact that there are 3 different pumpkin wine glasses mean it’s 100% okay for the face on each wine glass centerpiece to look different. In other words, instead of flaws, the differences add character!
Lastly, these wine glass centerpieces make an adorable addition to any occasion, whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving, having a Halloween party, entertaining friends, or simply sitting around the table with your family. These pumpkin wine glasses are suitable for company, but they’re not too formal for a casual family dinner or get together.
One drawback of most wine glass centerpiece ideas (including this one) is that they aren’t appropriate for the little ones. If you’d rather tackle a kid friendly fall craft, allow me to recommend one of these 50 fall craft ideas, specifically these colored salt dough leaf impressions.
If you’re on board with wine glass centerpiece ideas, keep reading for a shopping list!
Pumpkin Wine Glasses Materials
Martha Stewart orange pearl paint
Green enamel paint
Yellow enamel paint
Black enamel paint
3 different sized wine glasses (16 1/4 oz., 14 oz., and 3 oz.)
20″ or so of hemp rope
Pumpkin Wine Glasses Directions
1. Wash and dry wine glass centerpieces.
2. Paint the bowl of your wine glasses orange.
3. Paint the base and stem green.
4. Allow the wine glasses to dry (approximately 10 minutes).
5. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
6. Repeat steps 2 and 3 again. Yes, you should have a total of 3 coats of paint.
Warning: Do not move on to step 7 until the paint is fully dry!
7. Paint about 5 yellow lines on top of the orange, then smooth out with your finger.
8. After the yellow paint dries, begin painting your green stem onto the bowl of your wine glass to look like a pumpkin.
Note: This step should only require one coat of paint.
9. With a small paint brush, begin painting the face onto the bowl with black paint, be creative and make each face a little different.
10. Let paint dry (approximately 10 minutes).
11. Add a second coat of black paint to the face and let your pumpkin wine glasses dry overnight.
12. Tie a piece of hemp rope around the stem of each pumpkin wine glass and enjoy your wine glass centerpieces!
Trust me, wine glass craft ideas don’t get much cuter than this. In fact, when winter rolls around, I bet you won’t want to take these pumpkin wine glasses down!
Tip: If you want more “grown up” or “classy,” wine glass centerpiece ideas, consider omitting the faces from these pumpkin wine glasses. While this look isn’t as fun (in my opinion), it is a little more “harvest” than “Halloween.”
Did you make these pumpkin wine glasses? What did you think? Do you have more autumn wine glass centerpieces or wine glass craft ideas? Please share in the comments!
P.S. While these pumpkin wine glasses are great, they might not be quite enough to get your home ready for fall. If you need more autumn decor, be sure to check out these 25 DIY decorations for fall and these 25 fall wreaths.
DIY Pumpkin Wine Glasses
This fun and frugal wine glass craft idea is a great way to get your home ready for fall. With just a few bottles of paint, you can create adorable pumpkin wine glasses.
Tip: These also make great wine glass centerpeices!
- Martha Stewart orange pearl paint
- Green enamel paint
- Yellow enamel paint
- Black enamel paint
- Paint brushes
- 3 different sized wine glasses (16 1/4 oz., 14 oz., and 3 oz.)
- 20″ or so of hemp rope
- Wash and dry wine glasses.
- Paint the bowl of your wine glasses orange.
- Paint the base and stem green.
- Allow the wine glasses to dry (approximately 10 minutes).
- Repeat steps 2 and 3.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 again. Yes, you should have a total of 3 coats of paint. Note: Do not move on to step 7 until the paint is dry!
- Paint about 5 yellow lines on top of the orange, then smooth out with your finger.
- After the yellow paint dries, begin painting your green stem onto the bowl of your wine glass to look like a pumpkin. Note: This should only take one coat of paint.
- With a small paint brush, begin painting the face onto the bowl with black paint, be creative and make each face a little different.
- Let paint dry (approximately 10 minutes).
- Add a second coat of black paint to the face and let your pumpkin wine glasses dry overnight.
- Tie a piece of hemp rope around the stem of each pumpkin wine glass and enjoy your wine glass centerpieces!
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Krystal Stanich says
Hi, I would like to do this craft at my public library. May I use your image to promote it? I would definitely leave your blog post information on the image and cite your blog for the craft idea.
Hi Krystal, Sure. Thanks for asking. 🙂 Kelli
Sandy McNealy says
Can you drink from these? and are they dishwasher safe?
Hi. I love this idea and would love to make it for my crafting afternoon. Can you email me a copy of the instructions and materials so I can print it off? Thank you
I would like to drink from these glasses. Any thing special I need to do?