DIY Wine Glass Chandelier

Dear Marc:
I have a stack of stemware that my aunt left me after she passed away. Among them are some beautiful glasses; however I’m not a big wine drinker. The glasses tend to collect dust in my dining room hutch and I thought you might have an idea as to how to repurpose them.

Dear Sophia:
Most of us have more stemware than we can shake a stick at. They collect dust and we must constantly clean them. As my Aunt Germaine says “The more knick knacks you have, the more time it takes to clean the house” Let’s face it, between our demanding work schedules and busy extracurricular activities, it doesn’t leave us much time to polish and dust an excess amount of accessories.

I myself had one too many shelves filled with stemware in my kitchen that I’ve been wanting to part ways with. Just as you have an emotional attachment to your aunt’s wine glasses, I love each of my stemware collections.

I’m a big believer that we get sick of things that are always seen in the same light. Sometimes changing the placement of an object or repurposing it into something else gives you a different perspective of the object.

I was playing around with my stemware and I came up with a fabulous DIY project, a “rustic meets glam” light fixture.

– Light fixture
– Stemware
– Wire
– Needle-nose pliers
– Black aerosol paint

Step 1:
Sand and spray paint the light fixture and hang the fixture from the ceiling.

Step 2:
Cut a 12 inch piece of wire and wrap it around the stem of the glass and use the excess wire to tie the glass to the fixture.

Step 3:
Repeat step two for the remainder of the glasses.

Step 4:
Add glasses in the second row to fill in the gaps.

Step 5:
Wrap wire around the fixture to cover the stems of the glasses.

Step 6:
Voila, rustic and glass are married to create an ultra chic chandelier!


  • Kim 8 years ago

    I ABSOLUTELY love this chandilier!!! I want to make it but I really need to know more info!!! Like #1 where do I get “that” fixture?? I like that it’s simple and it has 3 bulbs!!! Please guide me thru this!!!!

  • Kim 8 years ago

    Need more info!!!

  • Cat 7 years ago

    Can someone please advise where you can buy this exact fixture to recreate this? Thanks.

  • Rilane 6 years ago

    Wow great DIY. I always have a problem with the organization of wine glasses

  • Megan 2 years ago

    Yes, where can we get this “light fixture?” Link please!

  • Marc & Mandy 2 years ago

    A basic light fixture from your local hardware or electrical store will do the trick. This particular fixture had hooks that originally held crystals originally. You may be able to find something similar at a local thrift shop or flea market as well (that’s where we found ours!)

  • Cat Hanson 1 year ago

    Could twisted vines be used to wrap around the outside part of chandelier to cover glasses? To make it feel country / cabiney ?
    Just curious, i am very crafty and have a great imagination for this stuff….
    Btw i really like the wire too!

  • Syliva Jimenez 10 months ago

    Need more information for making the chandelier for hanging the wine glasses.

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