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1  Merry Christmas... personlized drinking glasses img. heavy! in Winter Holidays by lauriegirl18 on: December 19, 2007 10:15:15 AM
So, I definately wanted to do something personal for my co-workers and I really wanted to do etching. I always decorate cups with paint pens so I thought etching a name on them would be perfect. I got the kit, which sucks, and decided just to buy more etching cream. So, there are 9 managers to make glasses for. I grabbed contact paper, wrote out names, placed it on the glass, and slathered on the cream. I ran into 2 major problems.

Problem 1: It rolls

I read EVERYWHERE that the cream needs to be rather thick on the glass. So, I was very generous with it. The design was in the middle so when I placed it to the side to hang for a bit the cream started to run. I had tape on it so the glass was fine but ugh, messy. I was going to lay the glass down but it rolls a bit and the names are long...

Problem 2: It's light.

I tried it different ways. I left the cream on for the minute the instructions said, the 5 minutes the other part said, and the 10-15 someone on here said. Once dried, some are super light. I wanted them dark. Some are darker, but not too dark. The best part is, they all varied so much I don't think it was the time that mattered. I had luke warm water, I think the hotter water made it darker... I don't know.

I think those were my only problems. I just wanted to explain why they weren't too perfect looking, it was my first try lol. Anyway, I dried them and washed them and filled them up with goodies. My friend helped me with them and we went to the dollar store and spent $40 on candy. So, there is a lot of candy going on here. We are also including kiddy placemats with each bag to help people clean up in the office oh, and because they are funny and cute. Here are some pics. The names are hard to see though but the pictures are pretty:

The placemats (We got tinkerbell, the little mermaid, and disney princesses for the girls & Pirates and Spiderman for the boys oh and cars for my gm!)

Them in the box. I still need to add tissue paper and close the bags but I don't want to roll the mats till the day of because I want them to be straight lol

Trying to show the etching. It says SAM incase that helps you see it.

All nine from the top!

At their level, you can see SOME of the etching!

Right after we dried the glasses:

look at all the candy:

Oh and in each bag is a piece of paper with instructions that say something like "Caution: 1- Wash the glass before use! 2-Hand wash only! 3- Use the mats at your desk to prevent a mess!"

I don't know how much they will use but I thought it was funny and cute!

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