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?
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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…) You can also use pre-cut stencils, but I think that’s a little more difficult.
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. My favorite brand is Armour Etch.
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….)
Wash off the cream and peel off your stencil…
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.
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 says
You are such a good friend & a great host! I want to come over and play bunco!!!
Johanson Family says
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!
Oh, I can’t wait to try making my own!
Great favor!!! You guys probably did need to have the names after a few bottles of wine. A small price to pay 🙂
Connie Weiss says
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 says
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 says
Great idea! Your friend will love it! I love etching cream on glass, I used it on wine bottles a while back: http://newcombhome.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-turn-wine-bottles-into-water.html
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 says
Love these and what a perfect gift!
Lori E says
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 says
Classy and cool.
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!
My mom does these and I LURVE them.
Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? says
I love this idea for my wine…er book club! If I don’t have a cricut, what can I use to make the stencils?
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!
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 says
Very cute hostess idea!
Suzy @ Joy Is At Home says
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??
Fabulous idea! I’m thinking Christmas gifts!
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 says
Those are awesome! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM
I REALLY love these. They would make awesome Christmas gifts for a fun, unusual present.
Thanks for the great tutorial too!
Brilliant.. I didn’t know they made etching cream!!!
Jenn Erickson says
Absolutely beautifully done, Viv! I’m going to have to give this a try some time!
So pretty and classy! Would love to make some for our home and for gifts! Thanks for the tutorial!
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
I have always had issues with leaking – great idea to cut the letters apart to fit around the round glass
Jess the balanced libra says
Fantastic idea!! thanks for sharing!!
~jess @ the balanced libra
What an amazing project! I need a Cricut, like, now!
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!
Looks fantastic! Would make an excellent gift.
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 says
So pretty! I have never tried etching cream – you do it all!
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 says
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.
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Shanna White says
How beautiful! I love those personalized wine glasses. I am definitely trying this out!
Lori E says
A nice touch. I just found out what bunco is yesterday. Lol.
How do i change something that has been etched! Tosdting g glasses that have an incorrect WedDing dateand I need to change foUr numbers to make it CoRrect! Can it be done. ? It is irish crystal
This is just perfect,! you just gave me an idea on what to give as a present for this coming holidays. The great thing is, it’s personalized. isn’t that awesome?