Personalized wine glasses!

Pinterest has lot of etching glass projects and they looked pretty easy. However, I was always apprehensive and never thought about it until last December I was looking for personalized wine glasses.

Then, thought it would be fun to DIY them for our 5th wedding anniversary and open the wine we got on our wedding year (2010).


Yayy, I am  so glad to attempt it and was very happy with the results. Here it how they look after etching our initials 🙂

These are quick and adorable for wedding or christmas gifts too. There are multiple tutorials available on Pinterest – however, here is my version.

Supplies needed :

Wine Glasses – mine from Dollar tree

Self-Adhesive Contact Paper/shelf liner – Dollar tree

Etching cream – Craft store

Popsicle stick or plastic spoon


Pick glasses of your choice. Since it is the first time using etching cream, I decided to go with dollar store wine glasses. Clean and dry before use.

Then on the contact paper I have handwritten our initials ‘S’ n ‘P’ and cut them using Xacto knife.


Make sure you use a self adhesive vinyl/sticker because you don’t want the stencil to move around while applying the etching cream.

Since the surface of the glass is curvy, find the right spot , peel off the paper and stick the initials.  To create a border for the letter I used masking tape like shown below


Now comes the etching part. Use a popsicle stick/plastic spoon/foam brush and apply a generous layer of etching cream. Make sure you leave extra tape as the glass is curvy they tend to run.


Let it sit 10-12 minutes.  Then rinse it throughly under cool running water.


And once dry peel off the vinyl and all I am left to say is “cheers”


You can etch so many cute things with different patterns. Say it from simple initials to names to complex designs using stencils 🙂

Have you tried glass etching or did some etching projects?

Published by Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby and recently mother to an adorable little munchkin :-), an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and now currently @Portland, Oregan. Recently relocated from The Grand Canyon State and still adjusting to the gloomy weather here... When we first we moved to US(2012) ,our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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