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Etched Wine Glasses

Your own personalized set of wine glasses? We'll drink to that.

Photography: Andrew Ingalls

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

If this is your first project, get our handy tips on how to etch glass.

 

Etching glass is easier than you think. Our wine glasses come with a pinstriped look, but almost any glass vessel can be decorated with monograms and lettering, circles, and whimsical stenciled designs. Apply our easy-to-follow technique, and then it's bottoms up from there.

steps

  1. Using patterning tape, tape off a design from the rim of the glass, down the body. Be sure to press the edges of the tape firmly onto the glass to release any air bubbles and to secure adhesion.

  2. Following the instructions on the bottle, apply a thick layer of the etching cream with a brush by dabbing it on. You want the most coverage over the design, so best if you create an opaque layer of cream.

  3. Wash off cream after 15 minutes, and gently remove tape to reveal your design.

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