About five or six years ago, while traveling, I ran across a set of “redneck wine glasses” in Arizona at a gift shop. I fell in love with them, and needed to have them. However, after examining them, I realized they were nothing but a mason jar and a candlestick. I knew it wouldn’t take much effort to make my own set, and when I came home I purchased the supplies and set to work. My redneck wine glasses have been remarked upon by many guests, and friends fight over who gets to use them when we get together at my house. They’re everybody’s favorite. If you have a wine-loving friend, and are looking for a cute but inexpensive homemade holiday gift for them, these will be perfect!
What you’ll need:
Glass candlesticks. These are at just about every dollar store I’ve ever come accross.
Sand paper or a dremil with a sanding bit.
E6000 glue (other super glue may work, but this is my go-to for any project that needs a strong hold that is highly durable. I have had a set of these glasses that get used very frequently and have been around for about five years without ever having to replace the glue. E6000 is THE BEST).
First, take your jar and score the bottom a little with the sandpaper/dremil with sanding bit. Don’t sand too much away, and be sure to wear protective glasses if you are using a dremil and do this over a garbage or outside so you don’t get glass dust everywhere. The goal is to just scratch the bottom up a little, or roughen it up, to give the glue a place to stick. Do the same to the top of the candlestick.
Next, apply our glue. About a quarter-sized dollop will do. You don’t want to use too much and have it seep out the sides when you connect the two pieces.
Connect the two pieces and hold them tightly together for several minutes. Then, set it down and stack a book on top of the glass or fill it with something heavy so the pieces are forced, via gravity, to be pushed tightly against one another. Let it set for at least 24 hours before using.