This past April I made a set of Redneck Wine Glasses.
You can see that post here.
Not only have they been a big hit at patio nights, but that post is one of CHIMA's most popular posts. What makes my Redneck Wine Glasses unique is that I placed a large wooden bead in the candle stick before gluing it to the mason jar. Yes, they really are that easy to make.
Each glass has a different color bead.
This allows you to know which glass is yours.
I loved the idea of the built in identifier, but wanted to do something different when I set out to make my Redneck Martini Glasses. That's when I remembered the glittered Christmas ornaments my Brother and I made last Thanksgiving.
Using this technique would be perfect since the glitter would be sealed inside the glass.
Now, I give you my very first real life photographed
step-by-step tutorial! I'm kind of a big deal now.
Who am I kidding? I'm always a big deal.
You'll need the following supplies:
- Half-pint widemouthed mason jars (less than $4 at Walmart for a box of 4)
- Short candle sticks ($1.50 each after half off discount at Hobby Lobby)
- Mop & Glo (leftover from project at Thanksgiving)
- Sandpaper block (in the tool box)
- E-6000 glue (leftover from project in April)
- Glitter (leftover from Thanksgiving project)
- Cup to drain Mop & Glo into (on hand)
- Foil or other protective material (on hand)
My total out of pocket expenses for this project were only $10 for a set of 4. That's much cheaper than the $8-12 EACH you can find them for online. Not too shabby, right?
The first step is to rough up the surfaces
of both glass pieces just a bit.
If you don't plan on glittering the centers,
you can skip on down to gluing.
I poured about two tablespoons of Mop & Glo into a small cup.
This made the wax much easier to work with.
My initial plan was to brush the wax on, but I found it much easier to pour the candlestick full. I let it sit for just a minute or two.
Next, simply pour the Mop & Glo back into the cup.
Be sure to wipe the edge clean before moving onto the glitter so you don't end up with glitter where you'll be placing glue.
While the wax is still wet, pour a generous amount of glitter into the candlestick and roll it around to a good solid coating.
Pour the excess glitter out onto a piece of foil.
Then just pour the excess glitter back into its container. You'll be surprised at how litter glitter is actually used.
I let my candlesticks sit out to dry for a couple of hours before moving onto gluing them to the mason jars.
Now we're ready to make a martini glass. You'll need a jar, a candlestick and the E-6000 for this step.
I highly recommend putting down a protective material of some sort. The tube of glue has a mind of its own. I would have hated to have all of this glue all over my coffee table.
Put a light ring of glue around the lip of the candlestick.
Next, make a ring of glue on the bottom of the mason jar. There's actually a slight indentation in the glass that's the perfect size for this project. Use that ring as a guide for your glue.
Now, let the two pieces sit for 10 minutes before putting the two pieces together in order to form the strongest bond.
After 10 minutes has elapsed, place the candlestick on the mason jar and press them firmly together being careful not to wiggle the two pieces around.
Place the glasses under a heavy book for 24 hours to ensure a solid bond and drying period.
It helps to have your critter to a final quality inspection.
And there you have a finished set of Redneck Martini Glasses.
These make great gifts and great conversations
pieces for your next party.
I think margarita glasses are next on the list
for my Redneck Stemware collection.
I'm linking this tutorial up with the following craft blogs: