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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wine Goblets

"Every now and then, every now and then
Every girl needs a good friend and a glass of wine"

Leann Rhimes


This post may appear to be all about wine but it is about the vessel used to drink wine. This is a different and special drinking glass. It has its origins in the South and has expanded to not so far reaching areas of the country.  It may not be fine crystal but it is pretty and it is better than drinking straight from the bottle with a straw.  Actually it is a fun piece and will prove to be useful.

Readers, I bring you the REDNECK GOBLET.!

(the pic makes this look tilted but it isn't in reality)

I have seen these in many blogs and stores. I have seen them for sale up to $15.00!! Will we spend that kind of money on a simple goblet? No, we will not. The following will show you all (y’all) how to make one for your self at a mere fraction of the cost.


Here’s what you will need:
Mason jar with lid (one can walk around without spilling)
Glass candle stick
Steel wool

First, wash both the candle stick and jar.  Use steel wool to get off any unwanted particles from both pieces.  Dry both pieces well.

In case you are wondering, those are CH's hands, not mine.

Second, open the epoxy tubes.  We used Devcon brand but any other brand will probably do as well.  The package came with a little mixing well and stirring stick.  Squeeze the contents of the tubes into the mixing well and stir to mix well.  Do not put too much in there because you only have three minutes to work with the mixture before it becomes as hard as a rock.  It is mixed well when the color changes to a bit cloudy.

Third, use the mixer stick to spread the mixture on the bottom of the jar.  Don't use too much because it will ooze out when the candle stick is applied and it will be more that difficult to remove it when it hardens.

Fourth, very quickly place the candlestick on the jar bottom.  You can ease it onto the jar bottom to get it evenly placed but you have only about 5 seconds to do it.  We found that out the hard way.  I don't think the goblet should look tilted before a person starts drinking!
Move on to the however many you are making while the goblet sits with the candle stick up and is not moved - for 24 hours.  It sets in about 5 minutes but don't take any chances moving it too soon.
If you happen to get any of the epoxy on your hands do not wipe it on anything.  Use paint thinner or nail polish remover and it will come off.

These look pretty even upside down.
The cost for each goblet came to about $1.62.  We used only a little bit of the epoxy, which cost about $5.00, so I just added in a few cents for that.  Muc better than paying $15.00.  Simple and easy.
These should be hand washed.


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