Etched Monogram Wine Glasses
These wine glasses were a bunch of fun to make as a Bridal Shower gift for a friend. Their wedding invitations had a custom monogram so I thought they would enjoy having a pair of glasses to commemorate their wedding day.
This project turned out to be a bit trickier than I anticipated. First I scanned in their monogram and then traced it using the Silhouette software. Unfortunately the edges of the letters weren’t straight, so I used a font detection site to find the font used for the lettering. This actually turned out to be handy because it was the font that I used to add in the date at the bottom. The date on the bottom was added by drawing a non-cutting circle and then dragging the text onto the path. Once everything was designed, I just cut it out of some scrap adhesive vinyl.
The next challenge was applying vinyl to the glasses without having any bubbles. This was harder than I thought it would be due to the curvature of the glasses. The first pair of glasses ended up in the trash because the etching cream got under the vinyl and caused distortions in the etch. I went to the store locally and bought another pair of glasses, but what was interesting is that it was very obvious in the etching that the first brand of glasses was nicer than the second. Next time I etch some glasses I will definitely pay attention to the type of glass.
Everything considered I think these turned out nicely and the couple even used them in their wedding ceremony :)