So here’s the deal…for all of the writing I do, writing from the heart, trying my hand at fiction, reviews, day-to-day stuff that happens, I always try to use keywords so that Google hearts my SEO and I can get more traffic. Most of you who have been blogging awhile “get” this, and probably do the same thing.
The one post that gets the most traffic via Google image and keyword searches is my White Trash Backyard Bash. Years ago we had a costume party and everybody came dressed in their finest white trash attire. So I get searches for “white trash costumes”, “white trash food”, “white trash party” and all kinds of other fun things. So I figure I should just play on what works, and so I’m going to give you some White Trash Gift Ideas.
The first one I’m going to share is my how-to create:
White Trash Wine Glasses
I have to admit that this was not my original idea, I think we all know I’m not creative enough for that! Nope, the idea originally came from ModernDayMoms.com’s post called Hillbilly Crystal AKA Redneck Wine Glasses.
The difference between the wine glasses that they made and my White Trash Wine Glasses are that the bottom part of their wine glasses (the “stem”) are made from glass candlestick holders. Mine? Are shot glasses!
All You Will Need:
Mason Jars (I used half-pint (8 ounce) sized Ball jars)
Flat-Bottomed Shot Glasses
Glass Glue (I used Gorilla Glue for outside use)
I spent under $20 for all of these items for enough jars/glasses to make 12 White Trash Wine Glasses.
What You Do:
Apply the Gorilla Glue to the bottom of the shot glass, and then attach the shot glass to the mason jar. I pressed on it for just long enough to make sure it was straight and centered (or pretty close…these are white trash glasses after all!). That’s it! Let it dry…it took about 8 hours or so to be able to move them without fear of breaking them.
We decided to leave the lids on them so that, if the gift recipient wants, they can write their name right on the lid! That way nobody will steal it away…it’s like a White Trash Wine Charm!
Want something a little less “formal”? Check out my Red Solo Cup White Trash Wine Glasses…perfect for everyday use!
So what do you put in them? Well, wine obviously! And if wine’s not your bag baby, flip it over and you’re ready to do shots!
How about Jolly Rancher Vodka shots or Candy Cane Vodka shots? They’re pretty to look at and taste yummy!
It was so simple. All you do is put 12 of the same flavored unwrapped Jolly Ranchers in a pint sized mason jar, fill it up with vodka of your choice, and then let the candy dissolve (it took about 6 hours or so). And that was it! And it tastes more like candy than like alcohol, so beware. This is a perfect way to fill those White Trash Shot Glasses!
Now you can do the same thing with candy corns…just get a hand full of candy corns and drop them in the mason jar and fill with vodka. It takes a little longer to break down, but it works.
Maybe you aren’t a fan of Jolly Ranchers. No problem. It’s the holidays…how about Candy Cane Infused Vodka?
The lovely ladies over at One Martini at a Time gave me this yummy recipe! I used a quart sized mason jar and 8 full sized candy canes. I did exactly the same thing I did with the Jolly Rancher vodka, and it was just as yummy. Check out One Martini at a Time’s recipe for a White Chocolate Candy Cane Martini…I can’t wait to give it a shot (no pun intended)!
Or how about a nice sangria? Try my Peach and Orange Sangria recipe – it’s yummy and it looks pretty too!
So there you have it! Three White Trash gifts that anybody would love to get! What do you think?!