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How to Create a Personalized Gift for Wine Lovers

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PURPOSE
Finding the perfect gift for someone you care about is always hard. Usually people resort to giving money or a gift certificate, well not today.  If you are trying to find a gift for someone who enjoys drinking wine, this will be the perfect gift idea for you.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

By etching a monogram on a set of wine glasses will create a stylish and personable gift that anyone can make. To complete this project patience and time is required. Make sure to have at least 10 days to allow the glasses to dry.

FINAL DETAILS 

By adding the receiver's favorite bottle of wine and a bottle opener  can give an added touch for the perfect gift. Wrap gift items together to match the occasion; birthdays, christmas, anniversaries, etc. Also this idea can be tweaked for coffee, liquor, or any glass; just add the drink and a small accessory that matches the glass.  


ITEMS NEEDED:
-Glass item of choice
-White frost Permenamel
-Air dry Permenamel surface conditioner (not required)
-Stencil adhesive
-Stencil of the letter of your choice
-Stencil tape
-Sponge
-Paint brush (optional)
-Scissors
-Empty box to fit gift items in
-Wrapping paper
-Ribbon (optional)
-Wine of choice (beverage of choice)
-Wine bottle opener (accessory of choice)
 
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Step 1: Choosing your theme

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First decide your theme, the kind of glass, the style of the lettered stencil, and extra items to fit the theme you decided. For this example we will be using a wine theme.  

Step 2: Preparing your glass

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Prep the area being etched by cleaning the glass with soapy water and dry completely. Rub the surface with the conditioner to provide a clean and quality etching area (optional).

Step 3: Preparing your stencil #1

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Cut the stencil around the letter of your choice; making sure to leave enough edge around the letter to allow space to attach the tape.

Step 4: Preparing your stencil # 2

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Apply a thin coat of adhesive to the back of the stencil to provide extra reinforcement to the middle of the stencil. Let that dry for 5-10 minutes, or until clear and tacky. 
austin4 years ago
you can also do this with etching cream, its impossible for it to every rub off and it comes our really crisp

http://www.etchworld.com/ecom-catshow/Armour+Etch.html

works really well.
Thanks Austin for the link! I went there and discovered I can FINALLY get someone to make some CUSTOM stencils for me! Yippie!
pbilling1 year ago
Thank you so much for posting this! I am trying to find a way to permanently ETCH or permanently PAINT on plastic Acrylic Plexiglass glasses and dishware...any suggestions?