Monday, August 6, 2012

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:
  1. Half-pint widemouthed mason jars (less than $4 at Walmart for a box of 4)
  2. Short candle sticks ($1.50 each after half off discount at Hobby Lobby)
  3. Mop & Glo (leftover from project at Thanksgiving)
  4. Sandpaper block (in the tool box)
  5. E-6000 glue (leftover from project in April)
  6. Glitter (leftover from Thanksgiving project)
  7. Cup to drain Mop & Glo into (on hand)
  8. 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:

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19 comments:

  1. OMG...You are the best!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. It has CHRISTMAS GIFT written all over it!! I wish I had even a fraction of your creative power!

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    1. You are too sweet. These are the easiest thing to make. Walmart has the best price on the mason jars and you can sometimes find the candlesticks in dollar stores or at garage sales. Stock up now and make them for Christmas. Super easy!

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  2. These are the funniest and most awesomest things I have ever seen. Ever.

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    1. Well, the awesomest thing next to one Ben Lambert, of course. Thanks for stopping in, love.

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  3. Wow, that is a very handy skill!
    Hopping by from Mingle Monday.
    <3 Mei
    fairweatherdiver.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you and thanks for popping in from the mingle!

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  4. Absolutely LOVE these! Can't wait to make them! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are most welcome. They are some of the easiest things on earth to make. Thanks for stopping in!

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  5. Hi~ Stopping by via Mingle Monday! I love this idea - I will have to pin this so that I can recall it for the holidays :o)
    Thanks for Sharing!
    Nancy
    myurbancorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping in! These make great gifts. I made a set of the wine glasses for my sis for her birthday.

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  6. This is awesome! I'm so so impressed. I also love the story about your grandmother! So cool that this amazing creativity lives on through you! So glad to be following you back.

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    1. Thank you, ma'am! Just yesterday it was mentioned I got every ounce of the creativity and my poor sis got none. That's ok. She's got other amazing skills. LOL. Thank you for the follow, too!

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  7. Found your blog via Mingle Monday, those "redneck" wine glasses are so much fun!!! Have a great week :)

    http://suchlifeinthetropics.blogspot.com

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  8. Hahaha.... they are hilariously great!

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  9. These are fantastic! I need a set, like yesterday!

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  10. LOVE this! Thanks for linking up with the ATP link party! :)

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  11. How neat and the glitter was truly inspired!

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