weekday project: DIY glass etching

I am so excited to share this post! I did my first glass etching project and I am so happy with the results!! These will be perfect for our boat drinks this weekend and a little keepsake for us girls. They would be perfect for parties and weddings! It was just a little tedious because I am a perfectionist when it comes to crafting, but I have a couple tips to share that could make it easier in the future.

Items:

Glass Object
Armour Etch (about $8 for a small bottle @ craft store)
Masking Tape
Paintbrush
Exacto Knife
*optional: Cricut or cutting machine*

I followed this tutorial and used my cricut to cut out my desired letters. I sealed a strip of masking tape on each glass mug and taped my paper stencil on top of the strip of masking tape. Next, I used my exacto knife to cut the stencil out in the masking tape. (This was the tedious part.. in the future I will buy vinyl strips for my Cricut, then it will cut a sticker version of the stencil I want!) I left the etching paste on for 10 minutes and then put the mug under hot running water. The excess paste and tape slipped right off and that’s it! I am in love!

What do you think?

p.s. I didn’t have time to order paper straws (my new obsession) from my favorite online store, Shop Sweet Lulu so I improvised. I stole a few extra wrapped straws when I was picking up takeout last night, and used paper tape (or washi tape) to add the red stripes! With that, they were perfect for Memorial Day Weekend.

xo T

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Lazy Weekending

Although I have so many projects going on, this weekend was lazy and almost completely unproductive. I had a few weekend guests in town & we enjoyed Friday night martinis, sun bathing on Saturday & Sunday brunch. I didn’t get much work done on my paper nursery chandelier or Etsy shop but I did find more inspiration! {My paper chandeliers are beautiful for nurseries and children’s rooms, I cannot wait to show you all photos soon}. 

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beautiful hydrangeas to kick off the weekend

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mussels @ brunch / Irish Bred Pub .  Opelika, AL

 

This weekend I am traveling to Fairhope, AL with some friends for the long Memorial Day weekend! I am beyond excited to reunite with some of my sorority sisters and spend a day out in the Gulf. I am making each of the girls a personalized drinking mug. The mason jar mugs are rustic and “party-perfect”! I am going to etch each one with a first initial or name! :) Here is my inspiration before starting my project…

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festive fruit via Camille Styles blog

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pretty beer raspberry cocktail served in mason jar via pinterest

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patriotic washi tape from Etsy

 

I am off to create! I will post the finished product when I am done!

 

xo T

whatever you are, be a good one.

Welcome! My name is Tori, and I am a 20-something, professional weekender. I live for the weekends. This blog is my little escape from my mundane 9-5 schedule. I will be blogging all things weekend, {DIY projects, party-planning guides & all types of pretty inspiration}. As I work to make my many passions a career, I would love to read your comments, see your photos & explore your blogs.. so, please share! :)

My blog beginnings: I first began blogging the Summer of 2011, thanks to a passionate & driven woman, Allie. Allie is the owner of Honey Bee Invites, a custom invitation company based out of Atlanta, GA. Allie gave me a shot in the wedding industry & mentored me while I learned the odds & ends of blogging, social media, & PR. I am forever grateful. Here is one of my posts on her blog, but feel free to stay up late and swoon over the rest of her blog and beautiful work!

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My sisters and I in our hometown of Newport Beach, CA
Photo Credit: Jason Wallis http://wallisphoto.com

xo T