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DIY Crafts: Hillbilly Crystal aka Redneck Wine Glasses

This article was originally posted on January 2011! We will be sharing older, popular articles as we go along, in case you missed them.

I am happy to share a craft with you that I did recently. One that will save you money and look cool too.

I’m not a wine snob at all, it all tastes just ok to me, and serves just about one purpose. In fact, all we drink out of are mason jars anyway. You can take the boy out of Alabama but you can’t take the Alabama out of the boy. My wife is right there with me drinking her lemonade out of a mason jar as well. That’s our fine china, or hillbilly crystal as I call it.

I thought I’d hunt around for some wine glasses for us, because after all, we can’t always drink wine from a cup… or can we? After a few searches, I found a way to have the best of both worlds for us….

Introducing the Redneck Wine Glass…


Glass Candlestick(s) (found at Jo-Ann Fabrics)
Mason Jar(s) (found at Jo-Ann Fabrics)
Sand Paper
Glass Glue (found at Jo-Ann Fabrics)

Super cheap and super classy, err country.


Rough the top edges of the candlesticks with the sandpaper.

Line with glass glue and press to the bottom of your mason jar. I chose a medium sized but fit to your liking.

Make sure it’s centered and press together for about 15 seconds and leave to cure over night.

Simple, creative and country.

Impress your guests with your hillbilly crystal and serve some down-home punch, Texas tea, or fruit wine.


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The following review is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores National Craft Month campaign. I received compensation for this review, however, this is my personal honest opinion based on my experience.

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  • Leah

    I just saw these for sell at a craft show and fell in love! They are just great :) Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Jessica

      You are welcome! Thank you :)

  • Ysarina Rivera

    Thanks for all these DIY projects!!! Wish I could do them all!! <3

  • Modern Day Moms

    Ysarina Rivera – You are so welcome!

    • Emma

      Awesome!! Although where do u find cheap enough candlestick holders?

      • Modern Day Moms

        The dollar store! Believe it or not.

  • Jasmyne Berg

    I have these!

  • Lee

    What a great gift idea. You’re amazing!

    • Jessica

      Thank you so much, Lee! If you make them, post a photo on our Facebook, will you?

      • Lee

        I’m going to make and give a set of these to my daughter. Will she be able to put them in the dishwasher? Lee

        • Jessica

          To be honest, I would wash them by hand just to be safe. The glue IS dishwasher safe but I am not sure how long it will last.

  • Angela

    I started making these a couple months ago. They were slow to sell until I started taking mine with me when going out. I received so many compliments and peole asked where I got it. When I told them I made them they were excited and asked if I had any with me. I reply “Sure! I have some in my car”. One Friday nite I sold 7 while enjoying dinner with my boys. Next day I sold 6 while out. I gave 1 to a friend as a gift and her boss loved them so much he ordered 12. Fun and easy to make and great conversation piece….

    • Whitney

      Do you find that this glass glue holds well with liquid inside the glass. I can’t seem to find anything that will hold together when a drink gets inside the glass and sweats, they just fall right apart. I have tried E6000 and a glass bond from Hobby Lobby. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • Lynn

    These are fantastic! I live in Australia and am going to make some using Vegemite jars unfortunately they not embossed. Great stuff!

    • Modern Day Moms

      Do let us see pictures when you do them! Would love to see. :)

  • Wendy

    I saw these in a store before. I didn’t know they were such a big hit!!

  • Tammy

    I’ve made dozens of these. They are a great conversation piece.

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