Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Etched Glasses

Don't you hate it when you can't remember which glass is yours???
 Yeah, me, too! 

So I decided to create this set of glasses for our family "Dirty Santa" Game.

( My family plays "Dirty Santa" every year instead of buying everybody a gift.  Every year I try to create a gift that someone (or more than one person) will want.  If you have ever played "Dirty Santa" then you know that when it is your turn you can chose a new gift or steal from someone else.  Well, this year, my etched glasses were chosen, first, stolen and then immediately stolen again!! )

I put each adult's birthday on a large glass and each grandkid's birthday on a small glass.  Super cool, right?!  Yeah, I think so, too!

That's me.....5-12.  My mom is on the right...9-28! :)

So when someone comes to your house, they may not know the significance of the number on the glass but they will remember which number they had. :)

So here's how to do it:

1.  Buy some cheap glasses.  Wash them!  (Don't skip this step.  The etching cream works better is you wash the glasses.)

2.  Cut a stencil using your Cricut (or other die cutting system) and vinyl

I used my computer to design it first.

3.  Remove the outside of the vinyl.  You won't need the numbers and letters.

You can see where I left behind the letters and numbers.  See our birthdays! :)

4.  Put the vinyl on the glass.  This may be tricky depending on the shape of your glass.  Don't forget the insides of the "o" and "6" and all that. :) 
See, I still need the inside of the "O".

5.  "Paint" on the etching cream with a brush.  Leave on for 5 minutes.
This is my lovely assistant. :)

6.  Rinse off with water.  Remove stencil.  There you go....Amazing glasses!!

You could do this for important numbers for you numbers where you lived, anniversary, etc.

Glad it was a hit for the family. (My dad gave me money to make him a set for him and Mom since they were stolen from him.)  Now, you go create your own!

I'm linking up to Delightful Order.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Make It Monday...

 So I have had these canisters for years and some people (won't mention any names) can't tell what's in them.  So, thanks to pinterest, I found a way to label these guys.
I found this idea from Mom 4 Real through pinterest.  So the kids helped with taking the canisters out of the cabinet.
 I cut some black vinyl using my Epic 6 and some labels from Lifestyle Crafts.  Then I used this tutorial here to mix the chalkboard paint.  Of course, my lovely assistants were there for the painting.
 Paint 3 coats.  (They lost the patience after the 2nd coat and left me.)
Ta-da!  Now we can tell what some of those mysterious white powders are!  (Not that I ever would mistake baking soda for baking powder!  Right, Mom?!)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Joined the Craze on Pinterest

So I have joined the latest craze and am now addicted to pinterest.  I found this yummy recipe for Cheesy Spaghetti.  It is in the crock pot now....awaiting my friends to come for a visit!  YAY! 

This is a project I found on Pinterest.  The original version of this had the words "I love you because..." printed on the paper.  I cut my letters in reverse out of vinyl and applied it to the inside of the glass.  We leave messages to each other using a dry erase marker.  I think the original creator used it for her hubby but our whole family plays "The Life".
 (I walked into the living room and explained the frame and told my hubby it was a game.  He replied, "I don't play games."  Our foreign exchange student and I both said at the same time, "It's not a game, it's life."  Crazy, right!?  So we now call it "The Life".)

This is a message Stef, our exchange student, wrote to me.  So sweet! :)

Speaking of "The Life", it's her turn.  :D  She always gets on to us when "someone isn't playing the life"....guess I can get on her now! LOL!