Happily Ever After Blog Hop – Glass Etched Bride & Groom Wine Glasses

Etched wine glasses are an easy and inexpensive gift.  The first time I ever made them, I bought a set of 12 glasses for around $8.  I etched them all and gave them as Christmas gifts to my in-laws.  They loved them!  Here’s a link to the 12 wine glasses I etched. I’ve also etched salt and pepper shakers.  Here’s a link to them.

I started with some inexpensive wine glasses.  You can certainly use expensive ones, but going cheap keeps you from kicking yourself if you mess one up or you observe someone dropping one after you’re done.

I’m using the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge, Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream, some leftover vinyl that I had and a foam brush.

There’s the vinyl all cut down and ready to apply to the glass.  Applying vinyl to a curved surface can be difficult.  If you’d like to know how to glass etch on curved and flat surfaces using vinyl and your Cricut you’ll enjoy my Cricut Vinylology DVD.  I show you how to do that and so much more!

Now for the magic!  I’ll apply the Armour Etch to the glass.  Did you notice that I cut the word “the” off of each sentiment?  (Normally, I’d use my Gypsy to hide the things I don’t want to cut, but my Gypsy died.)  That left such a little area of vinyl I decided to apply some extra around the edges.  That keeps the Armour Etch from etching areas that you don’t want etched. 😉  After applying the etching cream all you have to do is sit back and wait.  You can follow the directions on the bottle…or add extra time like I do.  Next, you wash the cream off and TA DA!!  Etched glasses!!

One of the things you learn in my Cricut Vinylology DVD is how to glass etch on flat & curved surfaces using vinyl.

Leave a comment to be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com! I’ll choose a winner for one gift certificate from all of the comments over the 4 day hop. The winner is announced on the 1st day of the blog posts on May 5.


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  1. Ohh what an awesome idea.
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  2. I think Etched Glass looks so Elegant, I just love it. I have all the materials to do this and want to surprise my Mom with a Etched Glass Vase with my Dads name, date of birth and date of death for her. This would be her Mother’s Day gift from me.
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  3. Too funny! This is what I am doing today for my daughters wedding Saturday. Yea….I love pushing the envelope and creating stress in my life! I am using the monograms from Tie the Knot! Love doing this…so easy and so elegant!

    1. Kathie,
      I wish you and your daughter the BEST DAY this Saturday!! Congratulations! Now don’t forget to give yourself some time to rest for the big day! 😉

  4. Love, love, love it. I just got your dvd and love that too. I’ve glass etched a lot, but I learned a few vinyl layering tips. Great job.

  5. Very cool! My nephew just got married–this looks like a neat project–using their monogram instead of Bride and Groom.

  6. Super gift idea. Glass etching too cool, Have to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  7. Your glasses turned out fantastic…what a great gift idea! Etching is another technique that’s on my long list of crafty things to try. 🙂 Sorry to hear about your Gypsy…is it fixable?

  8. You are so clever and it is good to come back to this facinating blog.. you are so throughal in your tutorials! This is the place for me…. loving everything you do and am here this time from the Happily ever after blog hop…you are amazing

  9. Love it! I am definitely going to have to try this out! What a great gift to give! Thanks for sharing!

  10. america57 says:

    This is so beautiful Joy! I was supposed to take a class in vinyl etching but I got sick and was never able to take the class. I wonder if someone might buy me your DVD for Mother’s day…hummm….

    Enjoy your daughter’s wedding on Saturday! Congratulations, it will be one of the happiest days of your life!

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  11. Love those glasses, and a great gift ideal. Thanks for showing us how.

  12. great idea!! i love it!

    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  13. Two things:

    1) I loved the wine glasses you made for your in-laws and have copied your gift idea a few times now. I direct a private elementary school and will be making them next week for teacher gifts (to be given at school with a bottle of vitamin water– not wine–although they might prefer the latter.)

    2) YIKES! What do you mean that your Gypsy died? That is one of my biggest fears!!! What happens to all of the cartridges that were linked to it? Will you be able to link them to a new one? Please let me know!!!

  14. Beautifully done!

    mzcherub2009 at att dot net

  15. amandawoodau says:

    Love these!! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  16. Love it! You make it look so easy!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  17. Super cute!

  18. what a great idea! I love these. They would make wonderful gifts for the bride and groom or even for someone’s birthday maybe on a beer stein or mug. Great job! tfs Tami

    Tambo’s Creations

  19. laneyhollo says:

    These are so cute you did a great job. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    later tater,
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  20. Beautiful!! Very elegant and such a lovely gift this is!

  21. cathyplus5 says:

    Wow, I didn’t realize the Cricut could do that!

  22. america57 says:

    I know that you are only supposed to leave one comment so you can ignore this comment for the contest. My whole rec room is done in a Nautical Theme because we live on the Chesapeake Bay. We are building a bar and I just realized I can etch all of my stemware and glassware using my “Life is a Beach” Cart! Whoo Hooo! That is gonna look great!

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