Crystal Cut Glass Decanters: Not Just For Bar Carts Anymore

Crystal Cut Glass Decanters: Not Just For Bar Carts Anymore

Dabney Frake
Jan 22, 2016
(Image credit: Skona Hem)

You might think that decorative cut glass would look dated and completely out of sync with most modern decor. Like china place settings, lead crystal is often given as wedding gifts or inherited from relatives, and seems like a relic of a different time. Or does it? Here are several ideas that use bar decanters in fresh new ways.

In the lead image above, notice the table lamp made from a cut glass decanter, seen in this Scandinavian home from Skona Hem. In the larger monochromatic room, it adds a lot of depth and texture to the space. If you want to try to make one, Madigan Made has a great tutorial.

(Image credit: Monsterscircus)

Mette, of Monsterscircus, decorated a table for the holidays using a variety of glass vessels she modified into candle holders.

(Image credit: Elizabeth Anne Designs)

Used as a vase, clear glass decanters let flowers shine. Elizabeth Anne Designs used one as part of wedding decorations.

(Image credit: Lee Broom)

Lee Broom makes pendant lamps from glass decanters. A DIY version would involve cutting the glass bottoms and inserting a pendant lamp kit.

(Image credit: Threadbare Cloak)

Alana from Threadbare Cloak likes to take old glass bottles and use them as kitchen storage containers and for loose bulk foods.

(Image credit: Hope Studios)

Hope Studios traded in ugly mouthwash packaging for a pretty and sophisticated bottle that she can keep out on her bathroom counter and refill repeatedly.

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