Fabulous Friday – Personalized Coffee Cup Tutorial

All this week I have been doing Father’s Day projects. This mug is actually geared towards anybody! The graphic that I placed on this mug is a rather girly one, but something more manly can be put in it’s place! For a long time now, I have been looking for a glass coffee mug. My mom found this one for me at Kroger!! I think that glass coffee mugs are SO cool because they are just different than the normal ceramic ones.

Materials Needed:
  • Glass cup of choice
  • Stencil of choice (at the bottom, you will find a quick tutorial on how I use my Cricut to create my stencil!)
  • Armour Etch
  • Sponge Brush
  • Access to a Sink

First thing is you are going to want to make sure that your glass mug is very clean before etching. After washing your glassware, take a little glass cleaner and clean the portion that you want to etch on. This guarantees an extra clean surface.

Next, secure your stencil to the clean area of the glass. I have heard that masking tape is great for this.

Quick Tutorial for Cricut:

Instead of a “Stencil” you will need:
  • Cricut Vinyl
  • Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Cricut
  • For this project, I used the “Mini Monograms” Cartridge
  • Simply load your vinyl onto the Cricut cutting pad.
  • Choose your image and size
  • Cut
  • Remove the part of the vinyl that you want to be etched on your glass
  • Place your transfer tape onto your vinyl
  • Remove from cutting mat
  • Trim around the edges (Leave about 1/2 inch around all of the sides)
  • Remove backing

This is now your stencil. You will not need any tape, because the vinyl is already sticky on the back!

After your stencil is taped onto your glass, you will apply Armour Etch. This can be found at most craft stores. I like to apply Armour Etch with a sponge brush, because they are very cheap and disposable. You can find these at any store that sells crafts, I like to purchase mine from Walmart. You will then dip the sponge brush into the Armour Etch and apply a good thick layer.

Let the etching cream sit for about 10 minutes. After this period is up, simply wash off the Armour etch and then remove the stencil. Make sure after the stencil is removed, to continue rubbing off excess etching cream. Simply towel dry! To make multiple glasses, just repeat these steps!

You can find any of my cards, tags, scrapbook pages etc. in my Etsy shop. You can either click on the link… or go to my Mini Etsy located on the Wee Share home page.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you have a Fabulous Friday! 🙂

Feel free to contact me with any questions! You can either visit my Etsy shop and start a conversation, or email me at angela.hogan26@gmail.com. Thank you!


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