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Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY Initials Etched Mug *Gift Idea* ... Guest Post by Sarah of Creative Ramblings

Hey I’m Sarah and I blog over at Creative Ramblings.  I’m excited to be here sharing a fun gift I created using my Silhouette. If you like what you see stop by and join me on my creative journey.  

Earlier this year Little Lady and I were searching for the perfect gift for Daddy.  She had 2 things in mind 1) he likes coffee and 2) he likes gum balls.  Her original thought was to go to the mall and buy him a cup of coffee along with some gourmet gum balls from the candy store.  Before we made that trip she spotted a bag of gum balls at Target and we happened upon a clear glass mug on clearance.  Perfect gift for Daddy!
etched glass mug using a Silhouette, filled with gumballs for a simple sweet gift
To dress the gift up a bit I decided to etch Daddy's initials into the mug using my Silhouette.  Not really a project a 3-year-old can help with, but she did help in picking out the font and of course filling the mug with gum balls.
etched glass mug
When I bought my Silhouette last year the glass etching kit was included! It wasn't something I needed, but I have used it several times and love it.  
The videos and instructions from Silhouette America are really simple and easy to follow, I tend to do exactly what they say and my projects seem to come out nicely.
Little Lady and I chose a nice font, followed the steps to etch it into the mug, and filled the mug with gum balls.
etched glass mug
Daddy loved his gift!  She was so proud to give him something she picked out and worked so hard on.  
Have you ever etched glass?  Tell me about your favorite project.
Thanks, Sarah, for that awesome project. I love using etching creme. I was intimidated by it at first, but it is actually super easy and can be used for so many projects. Be sure to stop by Sarah's blog today to see the project I am sharing over there! Here is a sneak peek to get you craving it...and yes, it includes a free printable and of course dark chocolate!

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Have an awesome weekend, everyone! Do you have any fun plans? We are spending some family time together - lots of it. That's our plan! Maybe go to a park...have a picnic...who knows. You can follow me on > INSTAGRAM < to stay up to date until Monday. :)
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  1. I love etched glass as gifts! So personal and everyone always loves them.

  2. I'm actually hoping to do some glass etching on a World Market mirror I bought...and I almost forgot about it, so thanks for the reminder! ;-) Great project, Sarah!

  3. I love gifts with etched glass, too! Like you said - so personal. :) xo

  4. Oooooh I love World Market! Can't wait to see what you make, Lauren. Take care. xo

  5. I love how this turned out! This would make a great teachers gift for the end of the school year!

  6. That would be such a fun teacher gift, you're right! Thanks for stopping by, Stephanie. :) xo


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