Wash glasses with mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
Place adhesive stencil letters onto pint glasses. Tape off top, bottom, and sides of words.
Apply etching cream with brush, referring to package instructions. Do not let etching cream come in contact with your hands.
Leave on the etching cream for 15 minutes.
Place glass under running water and quickly wipe off cream with a paper towel, again not letting cream come in contact with skin.
Remove tape and adhesive letters.
Dry the etched glasses with paper towels.