Do you remember the first time you fell in love?
He was tall with really cute dimples and wavy hair and brown eyes and knobby knees.
And if you squinted your eyes and messed up his hair a little…..he looked just like Shaun Cassidy.
I thought he was perfect and I was in love with love and when he smiled I would melt.
I drew our names together everywhere…..on the back of my English book with little hearts all around it……on the dirty windshield of the car surrounded with smiley faces……in the steam in the bathroom mirror sealed with a kiss..
I just knew that it was going to be true love forever.
I don’t even know what ever happened to him….”Mr. I will heart you forever.”
When I was sixteen…..forever was way too long.
I forgot all about him and never looked back.
But I’m still all about twinkling brown eyes and wavy hair and a grin that makes you melt…..
….and drawing hearts.
So if you ever doodled or drew a little love on the back of your textbook cover or waited by your locker for a pair of twinkling eyes…..
……this one’s for you.
Etched Valentine’s Glass
(please note: use gloves when making this project and follow all safety precautions on the label)
Dollar Store Glass
heart window cling
Step 1 Cut out window cling
You can find these window clings anywhere.
I saw them both at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s.
You don’t really need the actual cling……you just want the outline.
Step 2: Add cling and stickers to glass
Position window cling in the center of the glass.
Place letter stickers into the center of the circle.
I just bought regular stickers at Hobby Lobby and took the d and the k out of the package.
To make the plus sign I cut the l in half and added the smaller pieces to make it look like this +.
Step 3: Apply etching cream with a brush
Leave on for about 45 seconds.
I used Armour Etch.
Note: Each etching cream may be slightly different.
Be sure to follow directions and safety precautions on the bottle of etching cream you bought.
Step 4: Wash off etching cream with soap and water.
Wash off all cream from glass.
Peel off window cling sticker and letter and plus sign stickers.
You should be able to see the etched surface (this is my favorite part)!
Wash glass with soap and water thoroughly again to make sure all etching cream is removed.
There’s nothing better than a heart to make you smile.
Or a really fun doodle.
Or a pair of twinkling eyes.
Or that sometimes…..when right in the middle of an ordinary day…..love comes along with a happily ever after.
For more monogrammed projects….be sure to check out my monogram projects page.