Step 1: Turning the stopper
I grabbed an old wine bottle and cleaned off all the labels. I put the stopper in the bottle and at that point it still needed something. I read an article about using etching paste on glass. I called sent an email to Fastsigns in Denton TX and had they cut me some vinyl stencils. It was a great customer service experience; I will only use them from now on. I applied the vinyl to the bottle and applied the etching paste. I did two coats to ensure proper coverage. Next time I will use a larger font it was fairly hard to weed out all the little pieces of vinyl.
You can make these with any type of wood you like, and any type of glass bottle. It is a cheap gift and can be personalized however you like. Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!
Here is what it cost.
Bottle – free
Stopper base - $5.00ea
Mesquite block- $2.00ea
Etching paste-maybe $ .50 worth
Friction polish –maybe $.30 worth
I would say $10.00 total (tool and equipment cost does not count)