The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Personalize wine glasses with glass etching cream

It was my turn to host the bunco group a few weeks ago.  I had been randomly picking up  nice wine glasses at thrift stores or yard sales because I knew I wanted to have a personalized glass for each lady…. Why have wine charms when you can easily etch their names into the glass?

etched glass, personalized, wine glass
I started by using my Cricut and regular old contact paper to cut out the ladies’ names.  You will want to use the negative space, so discard the letters and create a stencil.  (Make sure you save the centers of the E’s, A’s, B’s, R’s, etc…)

cricut, stencil, glass, etch

Chances are that you’ll have to cut the letters apart to get them lined up just how you want them.
You will want to take little scraps and pieces to fill in any gaps to help protect the glass from  getting any of the etching cream where you don’t want it.

glass etching, stencil, wine glass

Put on the etching cream and let it sit for as long as you need. (*Note: I routinely let the cream set up for 20 – 30 minutes, even though the directions on the jar say 5 minutes is OK….)

glass etching, wine glass, personalized

Wash off the cream and peel off your stencil…

personalized wine glass, stencil, etching, glass

You should have lovely, personalized wine glasses that your guests get to take home as party favors at the end of the night.

I guarantee that by the end of the night, we needed to have our names on our glasses.

empty wine bottles, party

It was also my friend Rose’s birthday.  (Her son, Jake, is Grant’s BFF.)   We have plenty of play dates that end with the mommas having a glass of wine.

I got her a bottle of wine and found a wine glass that was so big, it could double as a bathtub.  I etched “sshhhh!  Mommy’s thinking…”  onto it.

ha ha ha!



Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

June 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm
You are such a good friend & a great host! I want to come over and play bunco!!!

Johanson Family said...

June 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm
That is too cute! Mommy is thinking! Love that! I tried to do this for a group of girls with glass plates and have no idea where we went wrong but it never worked. Spent $40 on the etching cream and nothin'.. I think your cream looks different so maybe I'll try that... was bummed though b/c no one had a plate to take home. This is why I'm craft challenged. heh. Love the wine glasses!

Tristan said...

June 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm
Oh, I can't wait to try making my own!

Kelli said...

June 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm
Great favor!!! You guys probably did need to have the names after a few bottles of wine. A small price to pay :)

Connie Weiss said...

June 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm
What a cool idea!

I was just invited to join a Bunco group. I need to hurry up and move so that I have a place to host when It's my turn. :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

June 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm
This is so awesome!!!! I have seen the etching cream at Hobby Lobby but have never got enough guts up to buy it. Thanks for this tutorial, it inspires me to etch everything in my house lol!

Katie Newcomb said...

June 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm
Great idea! Your friend will love it! I love etching cream on glass, I used it on wine bottles a while back:

Shawn said...

June 27, 2011 at 10:59 pm
This is one that I think I can handle! What a great idea for when I host bunko in December, Christmas gifts for everyone!

Debbie refreshrestyle said...

June 28, 2011 at 1:56 am
Love these and what a perfect gift!

Lori E said...

June 28, 2011 at 2:38 am
What the heck is Bunko? Nice glasses. Very thoughtful. You do know how to spell my name correctly don't you?

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

June 28, 2011 at 3:16 am
Classy and cool.

Xazmin said...

June 28, 2011 at 7:18 am
I LOVE it! What a wonderful party gift. Every time you do a post about etching I want to try it, and I STILL have never gotten around to it!

MiMi said...

June 29, 2011 at 7:07 am
My mom does these and I LURVE them.

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

June 29, 2011 at 9:18 pm
I love this idea for my book club! If I don't have a cricut, what can I use to make the stencils?


Christina said...

July 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm
These look great! Such a special element for your girls night, I bet everyone was so impressed. I would love it if you would share this projet, and any others, at my July "It's a Celebration" link party. This idea could be used for almost any party theme!

cathy said...

July 3, 2011 at 10:01 pm
love the wine glasses. now I want to have a get together just so I can do it. And drink the wine...:)

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

July 4, 2011 at 2:04 am
Very cute hostess idea!

Suzy @ Joy Is At Home said...

July 4, 2011 at 2:47 am
I love this! And the idea of getting cheap glasses & sending them home as party favors! Just might have to try it.. where do you get your etching cream? I've only found REALLY expensive stuff. Or do I just have to suck it up and pay??

ferrellgraph-x said...

July 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm
Fabulous idea! I'm thinking Christmas gifts!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

Jami said...

July 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm
Fabulous glasses! Especially love the one you made for your friend Rose...too funny! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to share your wonderful wine glasses at the Tuesday To Do Party.

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

July 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm
Those are awesome! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

Lowri said...

July 6, 2011 at 6:46 am
I REALLY love these. They would make awesome Christmas gifts for a fun, unusual present.
Thanks for the great tutorial too!

cALyPsO said...

July 8, 2011 at 10:52 am
Brilliant.. I didn't know they made etching cream!!!

Jenn Erickson said...

July 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm
Absolutely beautifully done, Viv! I'm going to have to give this a try some time!

Beth said...

July 12, 2011 at 3:52 am
So pretty and classy! Would love to make some for our home and for gifts! Thanks for the tutorial!

Carissa said...

July 12, 2011 at 10:17 am
These look great. What an awesome idea - definitely WAY better than a little charm.

I found you through the Tip Me Tuesday link party and am your newest follower. Come check me out, too, if you're interested @ Carissa's Creativity Space

Dusti said...

July 12, 2011 at 7:29 pm
I have always had issues with leaking - great idea to cut the letters apart to fit around the round glass

Jess the balanced libra said...

July 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm
Fantastic idea!! thanks for sharing!!
~jess @ the balanced libra

Julianne said...

July 27, 2011 at 5:19 pm
What an amazing project! I need a Cricut, like, now!

Julianne said...

July 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm
I wanted to let you know I featured your project on my blog today as one of my favorites for the week! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carolyn said...

August 6, 2011 at 7:09 am
Looks fantastic! Would make an excellent gift.

Jennifer said...

August 10, 2011 at 2:39 am
I've been wanting to do this forever!! So cool! BTW, tell me how to get a Hobby Lobby ad on my page! I do enough free advertising for them, how can I get an actual ad?

Holly Lefevre said...

August 11, 2011 at 5:22 am
So pretty! I have never tried etching cream - you do it all!

Alan said...

September 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm
That's great project.I love the wine glasses.You have shared nice idea.I would like to make it myself.Thanks for sharing.
-plastic wine glasses

Solvency II said...

January 6, 2012 at 10:10 am
Those are awesome.. Nice idea which you share above. I appreciate f your project. I glad to you. Would love to make some for our home and for gifts.

Milliscent Morgan said...

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Shanna White said...

December 21, 2012 at 3:37 am
How beautiful! I love those personalized wine glasses. I am definitely trying this out!

Lori E said...

April 13, 2015 at 5:29 am
A nice touch. I just found out what bunco is yesterday. Lol.

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