Baseball, America’s favorite past-time, is underway. Not only do we enjoy watching the game, but we love tailgating, too. Most tailgaters serve brats, chips and drinks in paper products, but there is a growing group who go all out with “real” dishes and glassware. Setting up a table with linens, ceramic plates and silverware might up the ante a bit, but non-disposable tableware keeps the leftovers out of the landfill.
If you’re inclined to host an environment-friendly tailgate party, start with Mason jar baseball glasses. They’re so easy and inexpensive; you’ll want to make one for everyone.
Mason jars are always available at Goodwill. You can find them in a variety of sizes and colors and even vintage ones, too.
I spray painted the outside of each jar with white paint in a satin finish. Cover the rim with painter’s tape to avoid getting paint on the top. Allow to dry completely to avoid chipping.
Cut a circle pattern the same height as the jar.
Trace two circles on the jar with a Sharpie marker. Place the pattern so you have an equal amount of space between the two circles on the front and back of the jar.
With a red Sharpie, draw the stitches on the black circle. Finally, put a small black dot at the end of each stitch for emphasis.
So easy and you’ll be the envy of the paper plate tailgaters!