Making this was not as hard as I thought it would be.
Etched Glass Mug
Supplies-Contact paper (I found this in the home improvement section of Wal-Mart), Beer Mug (or any glass), Exacto Knife, Etching Cream (from Michael's), Computer/Printer
-I typed up a big 'B' in Microsoft word and then picked a font I liked and printed it out.
-Then I took a small piece of contact paper and traced over it with a marker.
-Then I peeled the back off the contact paper and stuck it to the mug (where I wanted the 'B' to be)
-I then carved out the 'B' with the Exacto knife (be careful because of the two holes in the B that you have to keep on the glass in order for the 'B' to look right)
-Then I painted a THICK layer of the Exacto cream on and left it on for about 2 minutes.
-Then I washed it all off.
It came out a lot better than the snowflake glasses. Be careful with the etching cream. You are supposed to wear gloves (I guess, so you don't accidentally etch your hand). I would follow the directions on whatever cream you get. We found that it was important to use a thick layer in order for it to work.
I also made my family some etched juice glasses for Christmas morning breakfast. Those came out pretty good too.
Are you happy that I turned my Martha Stewart Craft fail day in to a success?
Did you hand make any Christmas gifts?