Etched Beer Steins ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Etched Beer Steins

I had some presents that were long overdue, and I finished them up today.  Whew, another item checked off of my list!


Etched Beer Steins on Diane's Vintage Zest!


The first time I etched a beer stein for my friend, I ended up with pretty good results.  However, it took forever!!!  I printed out a font that I liked, and used a blade to cut contact paper for my stencil.  The combination of tough contact paper, a dull blade, and an ornate font made me NEVER want to attempt this again.


Etched Beer Steins on Diane's Vintage Zest!
Attempt #1 (taken by my friend's much nicer camera)


However, it was present time, and I decided that it would be much easier with my new Silhouette!  I was absolutely right.  So much easier to make my own design and have it cut out.

Etched Beer Steins on Diane's Vintage Zest!


There are millions of glass etching tutorials and the instructions are very clear on the package, so I won't post a step-by-step, but I will share my supply list!

First, I made my designs in the software and had the Silhouette cut it out.  The holes are for extra items that I wanted to cut out for myself (saving every scrap)!


Etched Beer Steins on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Then, I gathered my etching supplies!



Etched Beer Steins on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Voila!  Personalized presents for my friends!  I wish they photographed better, but they are fabulous in person.  :)


Etched Beer Steins on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Etched Beer Steins on Diane's Vintage Zest!


As a bonus, I have these decals to stick on to something fun for them later on!


Etched Beer Steins on Diane's Vintage Zest!


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20 comments:

  1. Wow these look great!!! I want to make my hubby one :-)
    Stopping by from Liz Marie's Hop To It Party :-)

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    1. They're super easy and look even better with beer in them!

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  2. These turned out great! I have always been curious of etching...but for some reason a little nervous to give it a try!

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    1. Don't be! I grabbed a pair of rubber gloves just in case for safety reasons, but otherwise just follow the directions and it turns out great!

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  3. Great job! I recently etched clovers onto some beer glasses. Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  4. Every time that I see something like this I can't help but think how I really need a Silhouette or a Cricut machine. :( I love the way the mugs turned out. I found you on Martha Monday's and am now following you. :)

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  5. What a great idea!! Awesome tutorial!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Amy from www.commona-myhouse.blogspot.com

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  6. Stopping by the Life with the Crust Cut Off link party! Love these! These would make a great gift for my hubby!
    Stacy
    www.theprojectpalace.com

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  7. I love glass etching! Such fun and such great presents.
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.
    KC

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  8. Those are great! Definitely on the gift list for my hubby and his brothers this year. Found you through the Real Family Fun link party.

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  9. These are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinned to my Marvelous Mondays board!

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  10. Very cool! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope you can join us again this week!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-9.html

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  11. great idea.......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  12. These turned out great. What a fun idea!
    Thanks!

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  13. Absolutely love this idea for gifts! Stopping by from one of blog hops I saw this on!

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  14. Love this idea! I really want to try this in 2014. Found you on Inspiration Monday. I am following on Instagram too so I don't miss a project! Happy New Year!

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  15. Awesome! I hope they turn out great! :)

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