Sunday, October 16, 2011

Trash to treasure : "Hillbilly Toasting Goblets"

On the Blue Ridge Parkway is a stop called Mabry Mill. In the gift shop they sell a "Redneck Goblet" which consisted of a mason jar atop a candlestick. They were cutely packaged and sold for 15.00 each.

Being one who will never let a good opportunity pass, I filed this away for future reference. In the back of my mind resided this idea and added to the list of things I am hunting for, a pair of matching candlesticks that were just the right size to sit under one of the many Mason jars that I already have.

 I ventured out with all my usual places in mind to find those things that no one wishes anymore and are donated to a church charity or junk shop. I found those little gems above and I know they will be perfect for my needs.

I have cleaned them up and removed any leftover wax so they will be ready for their transformation.

Both the candle sticks and the bottom of the Mason jar have been roughed up or etched to give the glue a  better bite. I cleaned them with alcohol to remove any further dust from the etching.

The candlesticks have been glued to the bottom of the mason jars and will sit for 24 hours to dry.

Here they are! Cost - under $5.00.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! Those are really nice, Mom. We love them! Thank you so much. :)