How to Etch Glass

How to Etch Glass

College kids are known for their creativity but when it comes to their beer and whiskey glasses, they always come up bland. Here is a set of instructions on how to create your own personal glass to be the coolest kid of the party!

Task 1: Collect Necessary Supplies

How to Etch Glass

Here is a list of supplies you will need:

  • Glass of choice
  • Armor Etch Creme (can be found at your nearest Hobby Lobby)
  • Popsicle sticks (To apply etch creme)
  • Rubbing Alcohol (To clean glass before etching)
  • Duct Tape (To protect glass from etch creme)
  • Stickers (To complete your design)
  • Paper towels (To dry glass when necessary)
  • Stainless sink (A must for cleaning etching creme later)
  • Scissors (necessary for more complicated design, see Task 3)
  • Sharpie (necessary for more complicated design, see Task 3)

Task 2: Prepare Glass

How to Etch Glass

To begin you first need to clean the glass you wish to etch. To do this, take rubbing alcohol and apply to all surfaces of the glasses. Be careful with your hands during the process and keep away from cuts on hand. After rubbing alcohol on the surfaces of the glass, rinse with water and dry.

Task 3: Design your glass

How to Etch Glass
How to Etch Glass

Pick a design for etching. This can be words, graphics, a combination of the two, and as easy or as complicated as you want. A suggestion for a complicated design would be to take the duct tape and draw your design on the duct tape. From there, you can cut the design out from the sketch made on the duct tape and apply the duct tape on the surface of the glass. Your glass should visible show the design where the etching creme can be applied.

Task 4: Cover the glass

How to Etch Glass

Cover your glass where you do not wish the etch creme should be applied. Make sure to cover all surfaces around the design so that the etching creme does not interfere with that part of the glass.

Task 5: Apply Etching Creme

How to Etch Glass

IMPORTANT: DO NOT TOUCH, CONSUME, OR PLACE ANYWHERE INSIDE AND OUT OF THE BODY WITH THE ETCHING CReME. IF COME IN CONTACT, CONTACT POISON CONTROL IMMEDIATELY.

With a popsicle stick very carefully, paste etching creme over the exposed surface of the glass. Place around in all corners.

Task 6: Start and watch timer

How to Etch Glass

Set an 8 minute timer and begin after etching creme has been applied. At remaining minutes 6, 4, and 2, stir the etching creme around to ensure that no air pockets are being formed.

Task 7: Remove and Clean

How to Etch Glass

First, remove etching creme with water. Do this in a stainless sink ONLY. Once all etching creme is removed, remove tape from glass. Clean and dry glass accordingly.

Task 8: Enjoy!

How to Etch Glass

Enjoy and drink responsibly!

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