DIY Decorated Champagne Flute Ideas

Updated August 5, 2019
Champagne wedding glasses

DIY decorated champagne flutes are a great way to create a custom gift or just have fun making unique glassware for your home. Whether you're planning to decorate champagne glasses for a party or special event or just want one-of-a-kind, beautiful flutes, these fun and easy projects will get you started.

Gorgeous Glittering DIY Champagne Flutes

You can use glass champagne flutes for this sparkling project or use unbreakable plastic variations if you'll be using them outdoors. Either way, these make a perfect drink accessory for a bridal shower, quiceanara, or other important event. You can even make them in holiday colors for Christmas or New Year's Eve! If you use waterproof decoupage medium, you can hand wash these flutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic or glass champagne flutes
  • Outdoor waterproof-formula Mod Podge decoupage medium, available at any craft store
  • Small foam brushes
  • Glitter in your choice of color
  • Paper plates or large trays

What to Do

  1. Protect your work surface with a sheet of plastic or paper. Place a paper plate or large tray on the work surface to catch excess glitter.
  2. Dip a foam brush in Mod Podge and begin applying a thin and even layer to the champagne flute. Cover the base, stem, and some of the bowl.
  3. Hold the flute over the paper plate or tray and shake glitter over it. Turn the flute as you work to cover it evenly.
  4. Set the flute on the table to dry and tap the plate or tray to return excess glitter to the container. Repeat the process with each flute you're making.
  5. When the Mod Podge is dry, apply another layer over the glitter. Apply a third layer when the second layer is dry.

Champagne Flutes Decorated With Nail Polish

Who knew you had a beautiful and permanent paint option right at your fingertips? You can use nail polish to create custom decorations in any shape or design. These are great for parties, gifts, and bridesmaid presents. You can even decorate flutes as a group activity at a bridal shower, quiceanara, or other party. The resulting glasses are washable, but it's best to avoid the dishwasher.

nail polish flutes

Things You'll Need

  • Champagne glasses
  • Nail polish in your choice of colors
  • Alternative brushes and tools, including cotton swabs, toothpicks, tiny artist brushes, and more
  • Waterproof sealant spray, available at any craft store

What to Do

  1. Protect your work surface with plastic or paper. Remember, nail polish will stain just about anything.
  2. Get creative painting hearts, stars, and other designs on the glasses. Avoid painting right near the rim, since it's better to leave this area clear for drinking. Use toothpicks, cotton swabs, and other alternative tools to create the type of design you have in mind.
  3. Allow the nail polish to dry completely.
  4. Spray each glass with a waterproof sealant spray to make it more durable. Allow it to dry before using.

Handmade Jeweled Champagne Glasses

Add some jewels to glass champagne flutes for a glitzy look. These make a great gift for friends, and they're the perfect way to glam up any party. Getting the gems placed just right can take a little practice, but once you get the technique down, these are fun and easy. You should hand wash the completed flutes.

jeweled champagne flute

Things You'll Need

What to Do

  1. After protecting your work surface, use a toothpick to apply a few small dots of adhesive to the glass.
  2. Carefully press the gems into the adhesive, working a section at a time. Avoid placing gems near the drinking surface.
  3. When you are happy with your design, allow it to dry and move on to decorating the next champagne flute.

DIY Etched Champagne Glasses

Glass etching is a great way to get creative with your decorated champagne flutes. These designs are permanent and even dishwasher safe when you're done. You can etch glasses to personalize them for a custom wedding gift or special favor for a bridal shower.

etched champagne flutes

Things You'll Need

  • Glass champagne flutes
  • Glass etching gel, available at any craft store
  • Printed black and white image of the monogram or design you want on the glasses
  • Carbon paper
  • Contact paper
  • Brush
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Pencil

What to Do

  1. Working in a well-ventilated space with the surface protected, start by making your custom etching stencil. You can print out a stencil design or monogram in black and white. Then place a sheet of contact paper on your work surface. Layer carbon paper over it and place the printed design on top.
  2. Trace the printed design with a pencil. This will transfer it to the contact paper. Use scissors or a craft knife to cut it out.
  3. Apply the contact paper design to the champagne flute, smoothing out any bubbles with your fingernail.
  4. Following the directions of the etching gel, apply it over the contact paper stencil you made. Allow it to sit on the glass for the manufacturer-specified time and then wipe it off. Remove the stencil.

Where to Buy Decorated Champagne Flutes

If you're short on time and would prefer to buy your champagne flutes already decorated, there are a few places that specialize in this type of product. Consider the following:

  • The Knot Shop has some beautiful Vintage Rose Champagne Flutes with gold-decorated stems featuring roses. They're perfect for the wedding toast and retail for about $26.
  • Etsy seller Handpainted Gifts has lots of incredible designs for decorated flutes. You'll find everything from hand-painted flowers to pearls and other embellishments. Most pairs retail for $45 to $65.
  • Designs by Lolita offers a selection of hand-painted champagne glasses for every occasion, including weddings, parties, and holidays. These colorful designs retail for about $20 per flute.
  • Lozier Glass Gifts has some very delicate hand-painted flutes in a variety of colors and styles. These feature natural motifs, perfect for a gift or special event. Each flute retails for about $30.

Special Glasses Make Celebrations More Meaningful

Whether you decorate your own champagne flutes of a one-of-a-kind creative glassware option or purchase a pre-decorated flute from a speciality retailers, you'll love the extra touch these glasses add to any event. Even a simple celebration at home is more meaningful with a special glass.

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