Making your own monogrammed barware
When my mom came to visit, she brought me a stack of Southern Living magazines. Last night I read through all of them in one sitting and came across this wonderful idea.
I love monogrammed glassware…it’s just so, well personal! Plus, I’m from the south where we monogram EVERYTHING!
Take a look at Pottery Barn’s monogrammed barware:
It sure is purdy…but it’s $64 for 4! I’m no math whiz, but I believe that’s 16 buckaroos PER GLASS! WHAAA????
And here’s one from Williams Sonoma:
We actually have a set of these that I LOVE from my sweet sis-in-law and bro-in-law.
But I just had to try the DIY version out and see if it was as easy as the article made it sound!
Then I hit Goodwill to get some glassware real cheap-like! 😉
Last week on the Nate Berkus show, he said that thrift stores are a great place to find nice glasses and crystal stemware for a steal. He said it’s the area that most people don’t give a second look. Until today, I generally don’t give it a second glance. But today I found some really pretty highballs from France for 49 cents a glass. Score!
I brought them home and got to work.
Here is what you need to make monogrammed barware/glassware: glasses, etching cream, a paintbrush and a stencil. That’s it!
First step…make a template. I used my Cricut machine and some vinyl to make a template. Because we have the Williams Sonoma set with H’s, I thought I’d try the numbered ones from SL.
Thrifty tip: for cheap vinyl to use as a template for the cricut machine, I buy cheap ugly contact paper. It’s much cheaper and you get a lot more! It’s a shame to use the cricut vinyl when you are just going to throw it away.
Back to our regularly scheduled program 🙂
Next step…stick the template onto the glass.
Next step…using the paintbrush, add some etching cream to the image.
Wait 60 seconds. Last step is to rinse it under running water until all the goop is gone.
That’s it. Check it out!
And here’s the whole set:
Imagine all the creative options for this! Holiday shapes, initals, names, stylish designs, etc. They would make a great hostess gift, teacher gift or birthday gift for a friend.
Easy, thrifty and stylish…a winning combination.
Editing to add: I washed these in the dishwasher and they look great!