For Christmas this year, I am etching different beverage glasses for my family. I have coffee mugs, beer glasses, and wine glasses. Here are the general directions and how-to to make your very own personalized glasses.
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
-Glass Etching Stencils
-Scissors, Exacto, or other cutting devices
Step 2: Perpare your glass
Make sure that your glass is clean and you have a good clean surface with good lighting.
Decide on your design. You may want to sketch it out on paper first. For this pattern, I made one glass, measured the distance between stripes on a paper and used that as my template for future glasses.
Step 3: Mark your pattern
Use masking tape or stencils to mark where you want to be etched. Make sure you use your nails or a popsicle stick to press the edges down securely onto the glass.
Step 4: Apply Etching Solution
With a brush, heavily apply the glass etching solution to the area you want to be etched. Make sure that you get the solution in every nook and corner of your pattern. Also, make sure that you cannot see the glass beneath the solution to ensure maximum coverage.
Step 5: Wait
Let the etching solution work on the glass for 2 minutes.
Step 6: Wash the glass
After the two minutes, wash the solution off of the glass. Remove the tape and wipe the glass clean. If your tape leaves residue, wash the glass again with soap or Goo Be Gone to clean it off.
Step 7: Continue until finished
Once you finished etching the first part, continue this process until the whole thing is done.
Step 8: Finished!
After the etching is done, make sure to wash your glass again with soap and water. Then enjoy!
Here are some other pictures of different glasses that I have done for inspiration.