Introduction: Easy Custom Beer Mug
Great Gift! and super easy!!!
Step 1: Prep Your Glass
Clean surface off with the rubbing alcohol.
Step 2: Create Your Stencil
Print off what you want to etch, then cut it out. Cut out a piece of vinyl slightly bigger than your design. Tape your design to the vinyl then tape one side onto the glass. Peel the wax paper off then carefully apply the vinyl onto the glass. Cut out the design with the exacto knife. I found that using the exacto knife on the corner to lift up the parts that need to come up helped a lot in the removal process.
Step 3: Prepare to Etch
Use painters tape to give yourself more space to protect the glass. Use a popsicle stick to press down on any edges that may have lifted in the removal process. You don't want to get this etching cream anywhere else except where you want your design. DO NOT get this stuff on your skin or eyes. If you do be sure to follow the instructions that came with your etching cream. Put a thick layer of cream (I've been told a thin layer is fine) on all areas that need to be etched using the popsicle stick. The instructions say to leave it on for 5 minutes and the wash off but for me after 5 minutes I like to move the cream around to make sure I got a even coat on and then I leave it for another 5 minutes.
Step 4: Wash the Cream Off
Run your Glass under water (warm or cold it didn't seem to make a difference for me). The cream comes off pretty easily so you don't have to touch it when you're washing it off.
Step 5: Now Enjoy!!!
Now poor yourself a nice tall glass. The mugs I got were from the dollar store (Dollar Tree to be specific) and they are rather large. I'm the picture with the Star Wars logo that is one bottle of beer.