Post # 1
We saw some great etched Groomsmen beer steins at Things Remembered with a hefty price tag of $40/piece. My fiance shook his head when I took on another “I can that myself!” project, but this one came out really well and only took about 1 hour and 1 dollar! The two cups are for the ring bearers. I also made wine glasses for my bridesmaids (another post).
Here’s a quick tutorial:
I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot software to cut the names out of contact paper (the font I used is Pristina which I downloaded from dafont.com).
I pulled the letters out and used the negative to stick onto the mugs.
I slapped on some Armour Etch with a foam brush and let it sit for 20 minutes, rinsed it off, peeled the contact paper and VOILA!
Post # 3
I think I am going to have to invest in a Cricut! They came out great! My FH wants the beer mugs but they are too much. He decided that the flasks would be it, but now…I am thinking that I can do this for him with not much effort. Thanks!!!
Post # 4
Yes this project was super easy and cheap! My Cricut has certainly been put to good use since we started our wedding planning (we are in the final stretch now with just 30 days to go!) These aren’t our actual gifts for our groomsmen. We got them personalized Swiss Army Knives but this is just a bonus since all the girls will have their wine glasses.
Post # 5
Amour sells stencils for etching as well, for those who don’t have a cricut. We bought stencils and etching cream from Micheal’s and glassware from World Market- each bridesmaid/groomsmen has a different type of glass. So easy and very classy!