It's a day early to be Thirsty Thursday. How about Wine Wednesday? That works. I've been keeping this little gem of a post in my pocket until I could give them to Sis for her birthday earlier this month. I wanted to make her something to welcome her to this neck of the woods since she was moving to Oklahoma. I'd seen these redneck wine glasses at a few shops, but they were upwards of $15 each. How crazy is that?
This is another one of those times most people see something cute and my mind goes in the direction of how I could make them myself. Hobby Lobby usually has their glass on sale for 50% off every other week. I was lucky enough to hit HL on the right week. The jars were less than $1 each and the candle holder was only $1.50. The only other things I needed were some epoxy ($4) and some beads ($2) to personalize the glasses.
These seemed pretty easy in my mind, but I surfed youtube for a tutorial video to make sure I wasn't missing anything. This was the tutorial I found. Well, the first 2 minutes were helpful. I didn't have any desire to paint these for professionalization because I had the beads to do that.
Turns out, it really was just as simple as I'd imagined. Add some E-6000 epoxy to the top of the candle stick holder and a little to the bottom of the jar. Wait a minute or two and then put the two together. While I was waiting the couple of minutes before putting them together, I put a dab of glue in the hole of the candle stick holder and placed a big wooden bead inside. When I put the jar and candle stick holder together, the bead was trapped inside. I put a different colored bead in each glass. This way you'd be able to tell which glass was yours, the red bead, green bead, etc. I set them aside and left them alone for a couple of days so they'd cure without any issues.
Here are the finished products:
|Finished set of glasses|
|Close up of one glass|
|A closer look so you can see the bead.|
|Of course, Luna felt the need to get in the way,|
I mean, get in the pictures.
One of the selling points on the store bought packaging for these glasses seemed a little silly. It said they were perfect because you could put the lid on the jar to save an unfinished drink. Who has unfinished drinks?!!
Anyway, I made myself a set along with Bethany's. You should make yourself a set too. I'll come over and share a bottle of wine to break them in with you.