Etched Glass Monogram

Etched Glass Monogram

 

Etched Glass

Have you ever wanted to know how to create an etched glass?

Or even better…..how to etch a monogram?

This is the etched glass place.

Kentucky.

*sigh*

As in “My Old Kentucky Home.”

As in the “Bluegrass State.”

As in the Derby.

As in mint juleps and sweet iced tea.

And the perfect monogrammed glass to put it in. :)

 

Etched in Glass

Etched Glass Monogram

(please note:  use gloves when making this project and follow all safety precautions on the label)

Step 1.  Purchase glasses at dollar store for literally….one dollar.

Take home and photograph the glasses on your back porch and on your kitchen hutch.

Try to decide which photograph location you like best.

Remain completely indecisive and work both photographs into the post while hoping that no one notices you have two photographs of glasses without any monograms on them.

 

Etching on Glass

 

Step 2:  Purchase round stickers from the dollar store.

Remove stickers in the center, leaving the circle outline.

Stick circle outlines onto glass and place a letter sticker into the center of the circle.

I just bought regular stickers at Hobby Lobby and took the W’s out of the package.

I had to buy the entire alphabet of stickers.

Note:  You can also tape off a square with painter’s tape if you can’t find circle stickers.

 

Glass-etching

 

Step 3:   Apply etching cream with a brush

Leave on for about 45 seconds.

I used Armour Etch.

Here are the directions for the project from their website.

Note:  Each etching cream may be slightly different.  

Be sure to follow directions and safety precautions on the bottle of etching cream you bought.

 

Etched-On-Glass

 

Step 4:  Wash off etching cream with soap and water.

Peel off “W” sticker.

Your “W” should be clear and the circle should be etched.

Wash glass with soap and water thoroughly again to make sure all etching cream is removed.

 

Then stand back and salute the flag.

Because you live in America.

Home to Kentucky.

 

And count your blessings that you live in Kentucky where thoroughbreds, jockeys and Church Hill Downs reign supreme.

And monogram iced tea glasses can be had for a mere 15 minutes and $1.27 :)

etched-glass-monogram

 For more monogrammed projects….be sure to check out my monogram projects page.

 

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Comments

  1. Oh be still my heart, two “toots” today!!…Now, whenever I drink ice tea out of a monogramed glass, I will wonder why I feel compelled to stand up and salute the flag!…

    Seriously, I loved the etched glass “toot” …. I think even I can tackle this project as it calls for no power tools!…I love it!

    Your “Old Kentucky Home” is magnificent! Happy Derby Week!

  2. Well shut my mouth (like THAT would ever happen) those glasses are good looking girl! I love a gal who can do something pretty in 15 minutes! Why drink out of a plain glass if you can drink out of a monogrammed one?
    Blessings, Lorraine

  3. I might even be able to do this one. As a fellow Kentuckian, I salute your Derby week. :)

  4. This is a great post! I love the recipe and the etched glasses are wonderful. I think I just found my next project!!! Thanks for participating in Derby week this whole week is making me my bluegrass state. Cheers!

  5. Those are just marvy! So I guess the W was a sticker, too. I must make some of these. Love monograms. It’s a southern thang.

  6. Anne Presley :

    The lemonade is the key – just like your sweet spirit makes this blog- have a sweet Thursday and remember to make lemonade out of your lemons!

  7. I;ll be right over for a cold W glass of tea and a nice chat. I have a feeling that we could chat for hours. And, please invite Kijsa so I can visit her, too.

    We love the Derby. As far back as I can remember my parents and I watched it. We would each choose the horse we wanted to win. The three of us had so much fun. So, when I married my sweet husband, we initiated him into our Derby fun. He probably thought we were a bit nutty, but he got used to us. And, now he always anticipates “the run for the roses”, too. He just asked me yesterday if we were going to be home to watch. Why, of course. We now have our son and grandson enjoying the tradition.

    I’ll have on my hat and be waving to you from North Carolina.

  8. the salvage collection :

    simple. brilliant. yum!

  9. okay, i’m confused (my perpetual state of mind)….is there a circle thing in the middle of the sticker you removed? maybe it’s just too early in the morning and my little brain (almost spelled “brian”) is still asleep….OH, WAIT! NEVERMIND, I JUST LOOKED BACK UP THERE AND NOW I’VE GOT IT FIGURED OUT! But where did you get the monogram sticker?

    xoxo,
    judy

  10. Wow, we got a two for one today! The tea recipe sounds yummy and refreshing!

  11. Sigh, etching cream makes me soooo happy. I can’t pretend to know what the “Derby” is, though, something to do with horses maybe?? I do like horses, though, so I am quite willing to join in with whatever scheme you have cooked up this time.

    I love your glasses and your monogram and your tutorial – thought you were never doing another tutorial??!! This one was particularly complete and fabulous. Great job Karianne!!

    love you to bits!
    xox

  12. We’ve been blessed with two posts in one today! All thanks to that little horse race thingy …

    But blessed or not, I still did chuckle. Like at the photo conundrum …

    :)

    Linda

  13. In my mind, I am transported to your Old Kentucky home, rocker squeaking, lemonade mint tea glass in hand {because W is for me} and we are telling secrets and giggling like two silly school girls…

  14. I will have to share this recipe with my daughter she moved from Michigan to Kentucky to teach. I will tell her this is the real stuff! She may even make a set of those glasses, they are gorgeous!

  15. Love the two posts in one today! I love your writing style, it makes me laugh- mostly because I can picture myself doing a lot of things you mention.

    Thanks for the great read today.

  16. I don’t care for iced tea so I’ve never tried this sweet tea, though I want to like, I really do. I do love the glasses and recently searched for this etching cream at Michael’s but mine had none. Where can I get this magical cream? Would love to do a vase and fill with flowers for a hostess gift :)

  17. Gotta love a big hat wearing, Kentucky Derby cheering, mint julep drinking, monogram glass making, Dancing with the Stars applauding, lipstick while doing a 5K running, multi-tasking Kentucky gal like you!

    Plus, I love any craft where I can “glob”.
    Kelly

  18. those glasses look mighty fancy! two years ago i bought a set of iced tea spoons at bealls outlet here in florida (burkes in ky). i suppose i pictured myself serving some delicious lemonade mint iced tea in monogrammed glasses to fancy southern belles wearing fanciful derby hats as we toasted the derby and old kentucky homes surrounded by bluegrass. alas, i have never used those iced tea spoons. ever. i’m just not fancy enough. they just sit looking all pretty in my white ironstone creamer. you have inspired me to make your iced tea and i will salute kentucky, it’s bloggers, and you for making kentucky seem so great. i just may end up there one day as we have three investment lots near lake cumberland. ;) cheers!—gina

  19. Yum on the lemonade! 15 minutes?! Girl, you amaze me. Love the monogrammed glasses.

  20. Bravo Karianne! This is a wonderful tutorial, I think I’ll pin it and I’m so impressed you also included the Lemonade Mint Tea recipe. I’m going to copy that since I have a fresh supply of mint growing in my garden. Attending the Kentucky Derby would be an amazing experience I think. I have a great hat to wear. Oh and I love that rustic chair in your first photo. Have a wonderful weekend. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  21. Oh…I am so making these for our derby party! What a great party gift! I love the mint tea recipe…so simple, so yep, I will be using that as well! This ole KY girl does not do juleps, so tea it is! Have a fabulous Derby Day!

    Jessica

  22. Love everything about this post. And by the way, I’ve never commented on a blog before, and I subscribe to quite a few. :)

  23. Adorable – cause that’s what you do. Thanks so much for participating in our Derby Event, and thanks for the adorable post.

  24. I’m gonna have to Pin this, this is one great project! I’m trying to decide what to make for a gal who is marrying next month and monogrammed glasses just might be it!?! I could print out your lovely recipe to accompany the glasses, w/ your blog address, so this gal could be inspired by all your lovliness as she sets up her new home.

    P.S. I do love mint w/ citrus, perfect summer combo! If you ever feel like taking a walk on the wild side, try limeade w/ crushed mint, a virgin Mojito!!!

    • Mrs. C, thank you for the idea! Since we have frozen limes right now…. I am going to make up popsicles with the limeade and crushed mint! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!! Thank you!

  25. Oh Kari, I just wanted to say thank you so very much! You made me monogrammed glasses!! How sweet of you!! Cause you know “W” is the first letter of our last name… ;)

    Seriously this is a great gift! I have a bridal shower to go to this weekend and I think this would make a lovely gift. Now I just need to give her mother a call to make sure this would be fine as well as check her bridal registry. But seriously… can you see having monogrammed glasses for each member of your family plus extras with numbers on them? So, if you haven’t guessed already I do believe I will be making up a set of these with our terribly cloudy, permanently etched stemmed glassware (never let your family put the glasses on the bottom shelf when you have hard water… it does bad things to them…)

    And thank you for sharing the tea recipe! With it being 95 here in northern indiana today I do believe this tea is in order!! plus some divinely delicious popsicles too!

    Hope you are having a wonderful derby week! And thank you so very much for sharing with us!

    Toodles,
    Peggy

  26. These turned out awesome!

  27. Ok, I am on the list of ‘least crafty people in the world’ and am banned from even purchasing crazy glue BUT I think I can do this.

    The tea will totally help C:

  28. Kimberly from Serendipity. :

    Greetings from your flag waving, tea drinking, dollar store shopping, girlfriend in the “Land of Lincoln” (aka, Illinois…the great white north…where it may snow tomorrow and where many believe that a derby is a hat.) Sigh…. I do what I can. I LOVE your glasses! Amazing what a gal can accomplish in 15 minutes with creativity and $1.27! You inspire me and make me laugh right out loud! xo, Kimberly

  29. SOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo clever.

  30. Right now I’m drinking lemonade in a plastic cup wishing I knew where to find etching cream around here. I’m glad you clarified how much the glasses would be at the dollar store, that always mixes me up. ;)

  31. Too late. I already spent my 15 minutes and then 5 more reading your post. Now I am late. And it’s all your fabulous fault! lol

    Cheers to the new fancy pants glasses ;)

  32. I love your blog….I wake up every morning get ready for work and before I leave I read your blog. This morning for whatever reason my Mac decides to move very slow and I had to leave without reading your post. Well that gave me something to look forward to all day. The wait was well worth it. I cant wait to get some etching cream and make some glasses with our monogram on them and then fill them with some good old mint tea.

  33. Well look at you!! Showing off cause it’s Derby Week! Wonder what you will do next week when those short little jockeys and big hat women go home!

  34. Two fabulous tutorials! I love sweet tea so much. I like mine sweet like syrup. This recipe sounds so refreshing. I’m ready to put a big ole fancy hat on and make some monogram glasses to drink lemonade mint iced tea in.

    I borrowed your line from Pinterest where you pinned my pillow. The one about silk having a conversation with drop cloth. :) Too funny!

  35. You are so wise….. I do need monogrammed glasses for my tea!

    ~Bliss~

  36. Oh love this recipe and the glasses turned out awesome!!

  37. this is so going on my to do list:) thanks x 2, karianne!

  38. Yum gotta love sweet iced tea. I’m going to try this recipe this weekend. Thanks Karianne!

  39. THAT is way cool….and you’re a HOOT!

  40. Coming back to comment again. I went to Michaels and bought etching cream, then I bought a pack of 4 glasses for $3.14 at Target…I cut the letter inside the circle out with my Cricut, and now have monogrammed glasses! You da bomb for sharing this!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  41. Now look what you’ve done, I need some!! I’ve really enjoyed the Kentucky bloggers!
    Debbie

  42. 15 minutes? Really? It’s not that I don’t believe you, its just those glasses are so cool! I just looked up a couple of comment and can see that you get etching creme at Michaels, it now on my list! I’ve got 15 minutes to spare…

    Lynn

  43. Oh those glasses are lovely I would love to have some monogram glasses, you are so clever

  44. First, thanks for the reminder to make iced tea. Second, thanks for this fantastic idea that I am going to have to try because I would love to have monogrammed glasses! Have fun on Derby Day! Do you have a hat to wear?

  45. Excellent monogram idea…. Karianne!
    Enjoy derby day!
    dee dee

  46. Karianne,
    Love those monogram glasses.And it is not only the Kentucky derby today but…..cinco de mayo which means… skinny girl margarita for me :-)
    Anne

  47. Hi Karianne!

    I just wanted to let you know that I linked to this post in my own post about etched glasses. Your quick monogrammed glasses reminded me of how easy etching is and led me to create a pair of tumblers to give my Mom for Mother’s Day.

    You can see the finished project here: http://alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.ca/2012/05/diy-etched-tumblers.html

    Thanks for sharing how you killed 15 minutes :)

    Claire

  48. Thanks for the cute idea, you will save me a ton on a bridal shower gift for a friend….. And you are really funny;)

  49. I feel stupid asking this, but is the monogram a sticker that you peel off after the etching cream is washed away?

  50. This is a wonderful project idea and one that I can’t wait to do!! My only question is…Where do you get the monagram stickers from?

  51. I am with the other “novice” people in not knowing where you get the initial monograms letters. I do not own a Cricut (though would like to) . So any ideas on how to get sticky initals onto the glass ?

  52. FYI – You can reuse the Armor Etch. Scrape that stuff back into the bottle!!! Not sure if anyone else has made this comment, but yeah, you don’t have to wash it down the drain. So in turn, that small bottle will last thru a ton of projects.

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  55. Love this!!! I can not wait to make… I will more than likely put our names on them, but this is SWEET!!!

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