Friday, April 1, 2011

Redneck Wine Glasses

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Soooo while on vacation, Mr. S and I discovered the world's coolest stemware; the "Rednek" Wine Glass.  Or, as I like to call it, the Redneck Libation Dispensing Device.  It's like a fancy mason jar.  I am for real, but it is so silly, it deserved an April 1 posting!  This is one of the glasses we bought:
 After looking deeply into the glass for a few minutes, I realized that this was just a glass jar on a candlestick, and so our adventure begins!  Instead of paying $15 a glass, like we did, you can pay about $2.50 to have one of your very own.  To begin with, go buy some pint canning jars.  I prefer the Ball brand, because 1) they are from Indiana and 2) when you buy Ball jars, you are funding my alma mater, Ball State University.  You can find canning jars usually in the baking goods or near the cleaning supplies in your local grocery store.
 In addition, you will need some 4" candlesticks (I found mine at Dollar Tree for, you guessed it, $1.) and some epoxy glue.  We picked up some 5 minute Epoxy at Lowe's, but we noticed a lot of people use something call "E6000."  I have no idea where to find it.  Like I said, we lucked out at Lowe's.
The first step? Sanding.  We sanded for just a couple seconds with 100 grade sandpaper on both the bottom of the jar and the top of the candlestick.  This way, the glue will sink into the scratches and form a stronger bond.  

Then, mix and apply the epoxy.  
Our epoxy was quick-setting, so we had to apply it fast, just on the tip of the candlestick.
Then flip it upside-down and center it on the bottom of the jar.
Then, leave the glasses as-is to dry.  Ours set up in 15 minutes, and were totally dry after an hour.


Then I dressed them up a little bit for gift-giving.  What a great use for my scrap fabrics!  I was also having trouble figuring out what to do with my poofy ball trim.  Add a tag, and some care instructions, and it's fit for a present!  Well, a silly present, but seriously, we drink out of ours all the time!

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27 comments:

Ali said...

That is hilarious! I would totally drink out of one of those :)

Janlynn said...

Believe it or not I just saw this at a trendy home decor store and it was over $20.00. Thanks for tut

Samantha said...

These are awesome! Love your creativity!

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Nicole said...

Thank you for the directions. Just saw the glasses at a store. My mom is going to get a set for her birthday (homemade set)!

aStarToSteerHerBy said...

Suhweet! And people LOVE these as gifts. We made almost 50 to start out with, and they are GONE now, just a few months later! (On top of the fact that several of my friends offered to buy them!)

Anna said...

GENIUS!! You just saved me tons of cash!

Jesse said...

I already use mason jars as glasses because they are kinda funky but I get made fun of for it by my in-laws. :) I am totally making these for the next time they come over!!! It will be great!

Maggie J. said...

I just made these for my cousins for bunco night, they loved them!! Thank you so much for sharing. I made 12 and saved about $280. My sister saw them in San Francisco for $24 and we had to find a way to make them! So cute! I spent about $30, gotta love Dollar Tree! My cousin said it was the best gift she has ever received!

Jennifer Strome Diltz, '86 said...

One of my sorority sisters bought a set for another sister at a Hallmark store in Texas!! We are all Ball State graduates! I love them!! What a great idea! Thanks!

amberdawn said...

Love it! PS You can pick up E6000 anywhere-including Wal-Mart! It is my fave, because it has great holding strength, but is also like rubber cement in the way that you can rub it right off your hands!!!

Anonymous said...

Anybody have suggestions on wine to include as gift set???

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous -

Get a bottle of Boones Farm Wine.

539c5d68-0e45-11e1-918f-000bcdcb5194 said...

I have seen them in stores for $25 & I thought I would try to make some for Christmas gifts. I am from Alabama & the ones I saw were painted with Alabama or Auburn team colors & adorable. I thought I would try & find the stuff to do it & was told at a craft store to follow your procedure but they said to buy this special glue & paint for glass & it had "cure" for a 20 days or be baked in the oven! Maybe that was to make sure they survived washing or something. Do you use the dishwasher for them or do it by hand?

aStarToSteerHerBy said...

I handwash mine and have not experienced any issues. I have used both the 5 minute epoxy and the E6000. The E6000 takes a good 24 hours to cure, but it seems to hold up fairly well. Sounds like the craft store was trying to push something on you!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I don't know how I found this, but I'm so glad I did. I've been thinking the same thing - these things are so expensive; I should be able to make them. Thanks for the how to. Hope you don't mind that I put this on Pinterest. It's getting a lot of attention for your blog. laurie

Anonymous said...

I love making these things, they're a hit! And much cheaper than buying them. Saw today the original company that put these out has made $5 million since April!

Anonymous said...

My husband makes wine,and got 1 of these from friends today for Christmas. My brother also makes wine, and I will be making one for him for Chrismas next year. Thanks for simple instuctions

Anonymous said...

I'v seen them for sale at Cozy Cottage Interiors but I didn't know you could make em!

vickieb said...

I am not very "crafty," so was hoping you could help--we have a dear friend who drinks his iced tea from a quart Mason/Ball jar---any ideas on what the height of
the candle holder should be for a quart jar ( to make sure that it is stable, not "tipsy.")

JenniferU said...

I have seen these many places and assumed they were mason jars and candlesticks, however didn't know what to "stick" them together with. Thanks for the tutorial! I will be doing these for christmas and putting cookie ingredients in the jars!

gluten free beer said...

Serve wine accompanying a dinner in large glasses. This ensures that you and your guests will have enough wine in your glasses to enjoy throughout the meal.

Becky White said...

This is huge here in Tennessee. Love these :)

aliah said...

These Redneck wine glasses looks lovely and redneck wine glasses are perfect for your parties.
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cllomasney said...

I've heard some of the glass glue is not safe for use on kitchenwares, even to wash in the same dish water. Anyone know anything about that?

Jeremy Metcalf said...

i got my set from www.thehiddensafe.com

DEANNA DILLARD said...

These glasses are so cool. I have already started looking for candle holders at yard sales and found two so far. Dollar Tree has them for $1.00 each. I also look for jars at thrift shops and yard sales. Can't wait for a rainy day or cool day to get starter.

ketz said...

That's beautiful! Discounted wine glasses will cost only a fraction of an expensive wine glass. Only you must be very careful in selecting an elegant looking cheap wine glass.

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