Glassware might be used differently by transforming the glass into a decorative accent piece. For example, placing a tea light candle into the bottom of a wine glass or other type of shallow glass turns the pieces into attractive, functional candle holders.
Large drinking glasses can be used as pen and straw holders, while large drinking glasses are appropriate for holding flowers and plants. Strings of Christmas lights wrapped around a set of six or more drinking glasses make one-of-a-kind holiday displays. Finally, hand-painted drinking glasses or wine glasses are generally considered to be welcomed, sentimental birthday, graduation, holiday or anniversary gifts.