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Topic: Teacher's College Student, Etched Ceramic Mug? It can be done!  (Read 1324 times)
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« on: November 10, 2007 07:25:42 PM »

So I have decided to go on an uber budget to pay off my credit card.  This translates to not spending any money on anything not needed to survive.  It won't be forever.  But in the meantime, all my friends keep having birthdays!  I love 'em so much, so that's why I found this site so I can learn how to make gifts.  I tell ya... I'M HOOKED!  I think I'll be making all my gifts from now on, budget or not!

I've seen some great glass etching on here, and followed some great tuts, and came up with this idea.  I was hoping to find a glass mug, but no such luck.  So I decided to experiment with ceramic, and it worked!!!  Still, as a back up I bought a candy jar.  I etched on his favorite quote that he made up himself.  I thought maybe he could put it on his desk and toss candy to students who came up with the right answer.  I bought some hard candy and filled it up before giving to him.  Dollar store mug, dollar store jar.  Etching cream and letter sticker cost a bit, but it's better than giving a cheapo $10 gift... Way more heart in this, and I do have cream and letters left over for another project, so a good investment!  His name, btw, is Mr. Steenburgh...

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2007 07:58:53 PM »

i love that.. you ahve to give me that website that you were talking about.


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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2007 08:56:02 PM »

Awesome! And I love the quote, too.

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007 09:34:07 PM »

Wow!  I love the etching on the mug---Ii've never seen it done before, and wouldn't have thought of it---so smart!
(all of my favorite mugs come from the dollar store)

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007 09:58:24 PM »

i like it...gonna keep it in reserve for my teacher hubby.

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007 10:07:40 PM »

the etching on the mug looks great!  i would have never thought of that but now.... Wink  great job!  oh and btw, ikea has some great glass beer mugs that are HUGE so i use them for coffee too if you're ever looking again!
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2007 10:17:06 PM »

That looks awesome!!! I did some etching for a swap but I couldn't find the letters. Sad I did mine by sticking contact paper on and carving the letters out with an xacto knife. It worked very well but with my horrible penmanship, it didn't look as nice as your letters Smiley

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