Dec 182016
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Over the summer, my parents cleaned out their basement and somehow, half of their crap stuff found it’s way to my house?  I’m still not sure exactly how that happened, but recently I decided to start going through some of it because I remember my dad saying that there were some Christmas decorations in there.  There were.  Plus about a thousand other things that I don’t need in my life.  One of the things that I found in the box was an old wine glass and since I already have more wine glasses than I need, I decided to upcycle it into a candle holder.

I wasn’t sure what to make exactly, but decided that a gingerbread man votive holder would go well with a lot of my current Christmas decorations, so that’s what I made.  It was really easy to make and it came out really cute.

Easy DIY Gingerbread Man Wine Glass Votive Holder

Here’s what you need:

  • Wine glass
  • Brown enamel craft paint
  • Extra fine silver glitter
  • Red, white, and black felt
  • White puffy paint
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue/hot glue gun


Here’s what you do:
1. Lay out an old newspaper before you start and mix a tablespoon of brown paint with a 1/2 teaspoon of silver glitter.
2. Use your paint brush to paint the inside and outside of your glass with your glittered brown paint and let dry.


3. Touch up any spots you missed and let dry.
4. Cut out 2 small white ovals, 2 small red circles, and 2 smaller black circles from your felt pieces.


5. Hot glue your black circles onto the bottom of your white ovals and glue your white oval eyes into the front of your wine glass, remember your wine glass is now upside down.


6. Hot glue your red circles underneath the white eyes and to the sides for the cheeks.


7. Use your puffy paint to connect the two red circle cheeks with a wavy white smile.


8. Then use your white puffy paint to paint a wavy white circle around the face.


9. Let dry overnight and set a votive candle on top to display.


It came out good, huh?

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  101 Responses to “Easy DIY Gingerbread Man Wine Glass Votive Holder”

  1. That was a very creative work for a holder. You make an interesting decoration out of a plain wine glass. Nice work.

  2. That is absolutely the cutest! It looks like it could be a character in a Christmas special. I love it.

  3. That is so stinking adorable. I love the goofy cute face, and the color. I pretty much love everything about it.

  4. This is so creative and cute. It would make a great gift for my girlfriends.

  5. How cute is this?? What a great gift idea too!

  6. This is so cute!!! I love it as a DIY gift idea! So festive.

  7. This is such a fun project for the holidays. A great way to use old glassware.

  8. What a unique idea! You could do this for almost any holiday and it’s a great use of things you already have around the house. Super cute!

  9. What a great way to repurpose wine glasses. I have some that I never use so this would be perfect.

  10. That is adorable! That would be a fun project to do with the little girl that I’m watching right now. She loves doing artsy things and this is easy enough that she can do it.

  11. what a great way to upcycle a wine glass! He turned out so cute! I never would have thought to do something like this!

  12. what a great idea .I absolutely love this DIY am gonna try this for sure

  13. This gingerbread man votive holder is so cute! I love how you upcycled the wine glass into something new and festive.

  14. This is so cute. I would have never thought of using a wine glass to make something like this.

  15. Soooo freakin’ cute. I love gingerbread men so this to me would fit in well on my table with my other little guys. This is so cute! So festive too!

  16. This so cute! I can’t get over it!!!! So smart too!

  17. Your gingerbread man votive holder came out really adorable! We have some old wine glasses we don’t use anymore so maybe I’ll give this craft a try. I’m sure my daughter would be delighted!

  18. Robin, your gingerbread man craft is so clever and creative. What a fun project that would be for kids to make as a gift for a Daddy or Grandparent.

  19. This is super cute! definitely a great decoration for the holidays! will give it a try. 🙂

  20. Such a fun idea! I’ve never thought that the result would be cutest DIY.

  21. I LOVE IT!! It is a great idea and looks so cutee <3

  22. This is absolutely cute and fun! I would like to give it a try with kids.

  23. It’s darling! I have so many random single glasses or plates. Need to get crafting and repurpose them.

  24. Haha this is brill! Definatly something for me and the kids to do over the Christmas holidays! I love it!

  25. wow thats a total tranformation, that is totally cute! nice idea.

  26. wow thats a total tranformation, that is totally cute! nice idea.

  27. This is a super fun craft to do with the kids! I love the idea and it’s easy to make! You can also choose to have different designs which makes it even more fun!

  28. What an adorable idea! I could see several of these sitting on a windowsill or the mantel with their cheerful little faces.

  29. What a brilliant idea! I’m pretty sure that I can also do this! I want to give it a try!

  30. This is totally adorable and unique! I never thought that this would be a ginger bread wine glass votive holder!

  31. I love how you gave a new life to the wine glass! It’s always awesome to craft with things you have laying around! Great job!!!

  32. These are so cute! I would love to make these for my Christmas table decorations

  33. This DIY is just too darn adorable and so festive! Seems like something I’d be able to do this week, despite how crazy it is!!

  34. I think this is a super cute glass! Love how it came out! Way too cute!

  35. Oh that turned out really cute! I’m loving that face. This would be a lot of fun to make.

  36. I have a lot of friends who would actually appreciate this Christmas decor. I should totally make them one as a present!

  37. That is really cute. Such a great idea! I love it. I’ll have to make some of these too.

  38. Oh my goodness, that has to be one of the cutest things I have seen in a while. I am not crafty, at all, but I think I could pull it off. Thanks for sharing

  39. OH what a cute project! I want to do this one, while drinking some wine! I’ll let you know how that goes! HA!

  40. This is such a cute idea. I have everything I need to make this tonight. It will be perfect for my mantle.

  41. I love this craft idea. I will have to get the supplies I need to make some this week.

  42. I am always looking for new crafts to do. This is so cute and easy to do. I am excited to make some.

  43. I would love to make this as part of my Christmas centerpiece. It is going to look fantastic ans so easy to make. Thanks for the great idea.

  44. What an adorable little idea. This would be a great teacher’s gift idea as well!

  45. Awww, this is so cute! I will have to make these, so creative!

  46. That is such a fun and unique idea. I never would have thought of coming up with something like that. 🙂

  47. This is such a creative idea! He’s so cute, too!

  48. haha That seems to happen to me as well. Everyone’s leftovers get left at my house, no clue why! At least you got a cute DIY out of it!

  49. This is beyond creative. I love the quirky look it has!

  50. I have a few extra glasses like that laying around. I might turn them into a pair of holders!

  51. This is such a cute craft! It seems super easy too! Most of the crafts I try to do end up as huge fails! Ha! Probably because I get impatient and skip steps 🙂

  52. It did turn out great – we always have extra wine glasses laying around so this would be a great craft project.

  53. This is such a cute, fun, and seemingly easy project to do with the family during the holidays! I love the thought of using these for centerpieces!

  54. This is such a cute, fun, and seemingly easy project to do with the family during the holidays! I love the thought of using these for centerpieces!!

  55. What a cute piece of decoration! I really like it

  56. What a fun project and would be so cute on a Christmas Eve table or for a Christmas party!

  57. What a fun project! I love adding festive decor around the house!

  58. What a fun project! Christmas time is so fun!

  59. Oh my gosh, I love this! I so need to make it.

  60. I’ve never seen this kind of wine glass holder. Amazing decor just in time for the holiday season.

  61. That is so cute! What a great idea for an upcyled Christmas decoration.

  62. OMG! This is SO cute! What an amazing idea!

  63. OMG! This is really cute!! Definitely trying this!

  64. This is really cute!! Definitely trying this!

  65. This is really cute!! Definitely trying this!

  66. This is literally the cutest craft I have seen today. Not only does it combine my fave seasonal goodie the gingerbread man but it also is a wine holder and I am partial to a glass of rose!

  67. You have a knack for cute. It did turn out great.

  68. This is cute. I feel like you could do this with a lot of things and characters from Christmas time.

  69. How seriously cute and festive is this? You have got some fabulous DIY skills here and I totally want to make one myself!

  70. What a creative and great use of a wine glass! and to think that you can get these from the dollar store. Love it!

  71. STUFF definitely seems to collect ….we have a bunch in the basement.

    This is a cute crafty idea.

  72. This is a very cute idea. Kids can even make it for a teacher xmas gift!

  73. This is so stinking cute! I love making crafts out of wine glasses, this is one of the cutest I’ve seen!

  74. We don’t really drink too much, but we love crafts. This is really cute!

  75. I’ve never seen anything like this before! My mum would love to make one because she’s obsessed with candles 🙂 x

  76. This is so completely adorable! I saw it on Pinterest but hadn’t realized it was a wine glass until I read your post. I’ve got a couple of old wine glasses that I could totally repurpose.

  77. first of all I love that I finally have found a DIY craft that is not too hard for me to recreate! And the best part is that it is totally cute and I would use it all year long! perfect way to reinvent your tired old wine glasses!

  78. Brilliant!! Love it.
    And I feel your pain about parents using your home as their personal dumping ground/storage unit. Oye.

  79. Wow this is such a cute DIY holiday decoration project to do, especially with the kids! So silly and fun, I love it 🙂

  80. This is such a cute idea. I don’t have any extra wine glass but I’m sure I can get my hands on some.

  81. This is super creative! I just love DIY projects like that. Really cool idea as a gift for my mom.

  82. Oh wow, what a lovely and simple DIY I am loving it big time

  83. This is so cute! I never thought to do something like this and I love it. I know my kids would have so much fun making them. Thanks for sharing!

  84. This is too stinking cute! It would be a great craft for a girls night in too!

  85. This is absolute genius! I love it! Plus I have wine glasses I never use so this will be a fun project!

  86. Oh my gosh this so cute!!! I never would have thought to use a wine glass like this, what a fun craft to make up!!

  87. This is so adorable! What a great way to utilize a wine glass to turn it into something festive.

  88. Oh my goodness! This turned out super cute! Did you have any problems with it tipping over? Did you have to secure it to the surface at all?

  89. Wowie. This is uber cool. My girl will love this as much as I do!! We’ll do it this week. Pinning this – thanks a ton for the lovely DIY 🙂

  90. In the first image, it looked so difficult to make, but it is not much complicate to make. However, one needs a fine hand with a creative ability to make such a beautiful craft.

  91. I’ve been seeing a lot of these style of candle holders lately and I love them. This one is so festive and perfect for this time of year.

  92. what a fun and creative project. i would totally try this dyi.

  93. That’s really awesome! It’s a fun and creative way to make a candle holder.

  94. This is very cute and creative! They turned out great!

  95. This looks very easy and is definitely something I would never have thought to make!

  96. Oh goodness, that is super cute! Love how it turned out.

  97. I absolutely love this idea! No one ever thinks to use wine glasses for decor so this is cool.

  98. It came out really cute! I was confused at what it was in the first image, thought it was something way bigger. This is a great craft idea.

  99. How cool, fun and creative Robin. Thanks for sharing!

  100. What a cute crafty idea! I’ve never seen this before. Love the little rosy cheeks.

  101. That is so creative. I totally have to try this.