Even before I treated myself to a digital cutter, I knew I wanted to try glass etching. I'd heard it was really easy and I knew what I wanted to try as my first attempt. My husband and I belonged to a Bible study where each couple in the group took turns bringing either an entree, side dish, dessert, or soft drinks.
Every Wednesday, as we threw away paper plates and plastic cups, my stomach turned. I hated seeing all that trash week after week, so I proposed we buy reusable dinnerware. I offered to take up a collection and do the shopping myself.
I found a set of glasses for about $1 each. Problem is...in a group, you set down your Coca-Cola, walk away to get seconds, and then can't remember whose glass is whose.
So, I used my SIL's cutter (since I hadn't purchased my beloved Silhouette Cameo yet) to make a personalized stencil for each glass, one per group member.
I finished off the edges with masking tape to prevent any leakage from the etching cream.
I pressed firmly to make sure there were no bubbles in the stencils.
Then I gooped over each one with a nice, thick layer of glass etching cream and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. That's it!
Then, I rinsed off the cream, peeled off the stencils, and TA DA! Instant personalized glasses!
The group LOVED these and it made it so easy to keep track of our drinks!
Since then, I've done many more glass etching projects: mustache drinking glasses, a monogrammed 9x13 baking dish, picture frames, candy jars, flower vases, beer mugs, etc.
These may be simple projects, but their uniqueness makes a huge statement! Etched glass is perfect for weddings, showers, parties, and one-of-a-kind gifts.
How about you? Want anything etched? Tell me your vision and I can make it happen!