Over the past couple of weeks, Mr. Yezel and I have been looking for some cute ideas for the reader/personal attendant gifts. After doing some searching, we found the idea for a monogrammed wine glass and a bottle of wine. We even decided that in addition to the usher’s engraved flasks we would give them monogrammed steins as well.
What you need:
Etching Cream (craft store)
Exacta Knife (craft store)
Computer/Printer (Print off Monograms)
Gloves (the etching cream is an acid, so you need to be careful to not get it on your hands)
Get all the gear together. I like to use brown craft paper (which comes in large rolls) to cover up workspaces. It makes it an easy clean up.
Cut out monogram.
Peel paper from vinyl contact paper and apply to glass. Smooth out bubbles. I even found it useful to take the Exacta knife and trim things to my perfection-required standards.
Put on gloves, grab a brush, and apply the etching cream, thickly. Follow the directions per the etching cream. My cream had me leave it on for 5 minutes.
Wash off etching cream in a constant stream of warm water.
Peel off contact paper and spray/wipe off window cleaner.
The best part about these: they are still dishwasher safe. After a person uses them they can just drop them in the dishwasher. I hope our readers/personal attendants/ushers enjoy these!