Pearls of Wisdom

Personalized Champagne Flutes for Wedding Toasts

Design Idea G13Y Champagne Glass
by Leslie McLane, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Toast to your new life as a married couple by decorating wedding champagne flutes for the reception. Not only will you--or the couple you create them for--drink in style with toasting glasses that match your design taste, but you'll also have a special memento from the big day to display and use again on anniversaries.

Personalized Champagne Flutes for Wedding Toasts The most common way to decorate wedding champagne flutes is to use Swarovski rhinestone flat-backs. Not only is the color availability fantastic, ensuring you have the perfect hue to coordinate with wedding colors, but the rhinestones themselves are a breeze to apply. If using the hotfix variety of rhinestones, simply use a Hot-Fix Heater™ to position and activate the hot-melt glue that already exists on the back of the crystals. If using standard rhinestones, apply a tiny dab of clear-drying glue, such as Crafter's Pick™ Jewelry Bond™ and position the crystal with the help of a Crystal Katana or Embellie Gellie™. Couples are decorating wedding glasses with rhinestones in the shape of hearts, first initials and other fun shapes. Cover the entire base and stem, then dot with a handful more on the actual cup portion. Or, accent the contour of the glasses if there are unique edges, waves or stems.

Of course, rhinestones aren't the only way to create custom champagne flutes for weddings. Aside from rhinestones, we have seen designers embellished with:
  • Varying sizes of pearls
  • Half-drilled beads (glue the hole side onto the glass so no hole shows after application)
  • Mini satin flowers
  • Tulle and ribbon (Fun idea: use white tulle to create the bride's flute and a black bow ribbon on the other for the groom's)
  • Lace
... and all sorts of embellishments in any color that matches your wedding color scheme.
Personalized Champagne Flutes for Wedding Toasts

Personalized Champagne Flutes for Wedding Toasts You can also incorporate wedding themes! Designing for a nautical wedding? Apply a few pearls, beads in your color palette, micro beads for texture and sea shells. How about a steampunk wedding theme? Paint the stem and base with Swellegant!™ in brass, copper or bronze to create an antiqued look then glue on cogs, watch parts, a few pearls and filigree components that can be bent to take the shape of the glass or stem.

Lastly, take inspiration from jewelry designer Connie Garcia's beaded flute glasses. She used nylon thread and Delica® seed beads to create a decorative "sleeve" around the stem of the glassware.

However you choose to DIY wedding toasting flutes, the result is a memorable addition to the newlyweds' reception table. Here's to the bride, groom and custom-made wedding accessories!

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