I am here today to show you how lucky you can be sometimes. Well, it's really not that big of a deal, but I'm so super excited.
As most of you know we went to Florida this past May on our family vacation. We stayed at a beautiful resort near St. Augustine and had a wonderful time. We went to The Players Golf Tournament and had a fantastic time there also. At our resort I wandered into the Clubhouse and spotted these amazing glasses that had a raised glass golf ball in the inside. I so wanted to get them for my guys, but my vacation money was running out and at $20 a PIECE, I just couldn't justify it. I was so bummed, but we can't always have what we want. Here comes the best part of this story...yesterday I went junking. I love going to thrift stores and such and mostly I browse, but yesterday I made a fabulous purchase, actually I made several, (ssshhhhh). I found these
Identical to what they had in the Gift Shop at the clubhouse. Want to the know the better part of this story? Both of them together cost my $1.50. YES, 75 cents a piece...I'm doing a happy dance.
So, of course I scooped them up immediately and went home and did this...
I knew I wanted to personalize them so I took some of my scrap vinyl and cut their names with my cricut out with Arial Rounded MT Bold, nothing fancy, just nice letters.
Placing them nicely on the glasses and
using my Armour Etch, (you can buy this at Hobby Lobby and if you use a 40% off coupon it will cost you about $13 and you can use it over and over and over), LOVE< LOVE> LOVE> this product. I painted the etching cream onto the glasses. Depending on what you are making you may have to do this in sections especially if it's a round object because it does run and you DO NOT want to get any etching cream anywhere on your project except where you intend it to be. Seriously, even a split second of touching the etching cream anywhere on the glass surface will leave a mark. Also make sure you use some rubbing alcohol to clean your glass before etching to get any oils from your fingers off.
After only about 5 minutes your cream is ready to be wiped off. I've been etching glasses for at least 5 years now and have never had to wait for more than 5 minutes. I simply wipe the cream off with my finger and scrap it back into the bottle. I've had this bottle of etching cream for about 2 years now and it still works as great as it did the day I opened it. Actually the longer you have your etching cream and depending on how much you use it, it get thicker and thicker and you will have less problems with it "running" on your surface.
And here is my finished project.
Now Steve can go have a gin and tonic while Austyn has a Powerade and they can enjoy watching a golf tournament on tv, as there is ALWAYS one on.
They both love their glasses (I should have waited for Christmas to give them to them, but I couldn't contain my excitement) and I'm thrilled it only cost me $1.50. YEAH!
I hope you've enjoyed my post today and make sure to come back over the next couple of weeks because I have some more junking finds to share with you.
As always, have a great day and God Bless.