Etched Glass Summer Drinkware Set

Hey y’all!  Ok, quick pop quiz:  What is my go-to ice-cold beverage of choice, especially in the summer?  If you said “sweet tea”, you’re absolutely correct!  And what better way to serve up some of that tasty beverage than in a super cute Etched Glass Summer Drinkware Set inspired by a Ralph Waldo Emerson poem!

Etched Glass Summer Drinkware Set |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceJust so ya know, I’m a monthly contributor on Yellow Bliss Road and shared this project there a couple months ago, but it was too cute not to share with all of you, too!

Etched Glass Summer Drinkware Set |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceThese glasses are so stinkin’ easy to make, and could be customized a million and one ways to give as gifts or add to your own bar collection.

The first thing you need are some glasses.  I found these at Target (of course, because Target).  I loved the perfectly cylindrical shape, which I knew would make them easy to etch.

Etched Glass Summer Drinkware Set |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceAfter finding the perfect glasses, you’ll need to either purchase or create a stencil.  I used my handy-dandy Silhouette machine to create my stencil in adhesive vinyl.

I measured the glass and determined how much of the glass would be covered with stencil, then added my words and designs, then let my Silhouette go to work!

After the designs had been cut, I removed the letters and was left with a stencil, which I adhered to the glass.  I had to make sure to press down firmly so the etching cream wouldn’t seep under the vinyl.

Etched Glass Summer Drinkware Set |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceSo there’s this amazing little bottle that I found at Michael’s – it’s called Armour Etch glass etching cream, and this stuff is truly magical.

All you do is cover the stencil with etching cream, let it sit for about 5 minutes, then rinse it off.  Easy peasy!  (Just don’t get it on your hands!)

Etched Glass Summer Drinkware Set |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceVoila!  Ralph Waldo Emerson is written on my glasses!

“Live in the sunshine,
Swim in the sea,
Drink in the wild air.”

Since my poem of choice was only 3 lines long, and I had 4 glasses in my set, I simply added a fun summer design to the fourth glass.

Now the final step is the most important – so pay attention.

Etched Glass Summer Drinkware Set |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceFill your newly etched summer glassware with ice cold sweet tea and drink up!

That makes me thirsty just looking at it.  I think I’ll go have a glass.  Enjoy!

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10 Responses

  1. I’m so doing this — as in, probably this weekend!! I’ve been wanting new glasses & I’ve etched before, but if you don’t mind me copying, this Ralph Waldo Emerson poem is the perfect thing for summer — actually, for winter, too. Might as well bring some sunshine into the middle of a cold snap. Thanks for sharing this — it’s a keeper for sure!!


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