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Glass is a very versatile item, and as such, it is used on a wide variety of things ranging from the TV screen to the window pane. You’ll also find that glass is one of the most common product packaging for various foods and beverages, taking form in jars or bottles. Because of the abundance of glassware, even those vintage wine glasses you have or glass cups, you may find your house plagued with these items. Since glass is such a waste to throw out, why not turn them into something else? There are many new ways you can use old glassware without having to spend much time and effort. To give you an idea, here are eight ways to repurpose old glassware.

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  1. Wineglass Winter Wonderland

Running out of ideas for your next Christmas decoration? Why not use an old wineglass to make a simple winter wonderland, perfect for decorating the mantelpiece. To start, create your winter holiday scene on a coaster by using cotton as snow and adding small ornaments like a pine tree and a deer. Hot glue everything into place and make sure everything’s secure. Pour some glitter into the wineglass, cover it with the winter wonderland coaster, and then turn it over.

  1. Gift Jar

Any type of jar you have, from pickles or mayonnaise or peanut butter, can be used to make a simple gift jar. Think of a theme for your gift jar, like “energy in a jar” or “beauty in a jar,” then place anything relevant to the theme inside the jar. Place some stickers in front of the jar and on top of the lid to make it extra special.

  1. Hanging Lamp

Although it may seem a bit complex, making a hanging lamp using wineglass is pretty straightforward. It’s all about finding the right fit with wiring and a bulb connecting to a wine glass. Hanging lamp wineglass is a quick and easy elegant decoration for your kitchen or dining area.

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  1. Candle Cover

Preserve the romantic aspect of wine bottles by using it as a candle cover to create intimate, soft glows. All you have to do is cut the bottom of the wine bottle and place it over a candle. This way, you won’t have to worry about the candle blowing out during a special dinner or a house event.

  1. Cupcake Stand

There are two ways you can make use of a wineglass as a cupcake stand. First is by simply placing the cupcake inside the glass and second, by turning the wineglass upside down and using the bottom as a cupcake stand. Both are equally elegant ways to present cupcakes to your guests even during events as intimate as a wedding.

  1. Toiletry Holder

Airtight jars are great at holding toiletries in the bathroom. You can keep Q-tips and cotton balls inside Mason jars and such for easy access without worrying about it getting humid or wet due to steam. It’s also a good way to let guests help themselves with the toiletries they need. Style up the jar with a piece of twine tied around its neck for a simple decorative touch.

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  1. Candle Holder

Wineglasses make great candle light holders to set a mood during parties or even just when you’re taking a bubble bath. Simply place a tea light inside the wineglass and light it up. Cover the wineglass with a paper cup to keep the fire from blowing out especially if you’re setting up the candles outdoors. This will even make the candle holder look like an adorable mini-lamp.

  1. Toothbrush Holder

If you have a small glass bottle, from a liquid spice or perhaps an empty perfume bottle, you can use it to make an elegant toothbrush holder. Just make sure that the bottle is completely empty and that you’ve washed it out thoroughly before using.