Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Christmas Rewind – Personalized Mugs

What do you give teenagers for Christmas?  That was my biggest question.  I was at a loss about what to give my nieces and nephew for Christmas.  Then I thought of etching mugs with their names and filling them with marshmallows, hot cocoa mixes and candy canes. 

filled etched mug

This is what they look like filled.  I packaged them really cute, but of course, I forgot to take a picture.  Here are some up close shots of the mugs.  It’s very hard to get a picture of etched glass, but I think I did ok…not perfect, but you get the idea.

Caleb etched mug  Tamryne etched mug Mekaila etched mug

I used my Cricut to cut the names out of contact paper and then used etching cream.  I left the etching cream on for 30 minutes.  I find leaving it on that long worked pretty well for me.  They were really excited about them, so I knew my little idea was a success.  That’s a really nice feeling.

Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day!

3 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is a wonderful gift idea! I just got a cricut and can't wait to do some of these things!

The Wired Angel said...

Karen.. I just got a Cricut several weeks back and this is true inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing this adorable project! Hugs, P

Paula said...

I have been wanting to try this for some time now. Thanks for the inspiration. They turned out great!