the name art and the monogrammed tile, so I had to come up with something completely new.
After heading over to the amazingly inspiring Pottery Barn site, I decided on making monogrammed stemless wine glasses and marble tile coasters (I will share this simple gift idea tomorrow).
|Source Pottery Barn|
I tested out a few different initials on a old pickle jar just to ensure I had the right sizing and to see which design I liked the best. I knew I was saving all those jars for a reason. Hopefully now my husband can't say anything about the stash again. Are you the same... you look at jars and think "Oh I know there is something I can do with that in the future" and it hurts you to throw them in the recycling bin?
So here are the two 'F' designs I tried. Both fonts are Brock Script but one has a circle around it:
I used vinyl cut with my Cricut to create the template to etch. If you don't have a machine to cut vinyl, you can do this with stickers or hand cut contact paper. I have in the past printed text and traced it with an exacto knife over contact paper to make my own.
If you can't get the vinyl to lay completely flat, use the technique described on my post for the NFL Beer Steins here.
For all of you who are
What do you think? Would you like this as a gift?
Has anyone else made etched gifts?