Etched Glass Monogram

Etched Glass Monogram


Etched Glass

Have you ever wanted to know how to create an etched glass?

Or even better… to etch a monogram?

This is the etched glass place.



As in “My Old Kentucky Home.”

As in the “Bluegrass State.”

As in the Derby.

As in mint juleps and sweet iced tea.

And the perfect monogrammed glass to put it in. ūüôā


Etched in Glass

Etched Glass Monogram

(please note:  use gloves when making this project and follow all safety precautions on the label)

Step 1. ¬†Purchase glasses at dollar store for literally….one dollar.

Take home and photograph the glasses on your back porch and on your kitchen hutch.

Try to decide which photograph location you like best.

Remain completely indecisive and work both photographs into the post while hoping that no one notices you have two photographs of glasses without any monograms on them.


Etching on Glass


Step 2:  Purchase round stickers from the dollar store.

Remove stickers in the center, leaving the circle outline.

Stick circle outlines onto glass and place a letter sticker into the center of the circle.

I just bought regular stickers at Hobby Lobby and took the W’s out of the package.

I had to buy the entire alphabet of stickers.

Note:¬† You can also tape off a square with painter’s tape if you can’t find circle stickers.




Step 3:   Apply etching cream with a brush

Leave on for about 45 seconds.

I used Armour Etch.

Here are the directions for the project from their website.

Note:  Each etching cream may be slightly different.  

Be sure to follow directions and safety precautions on the bottle of etching cream you bought.




Step 4:  Wash off etching cream with soap and water.

Peel off “W” sticker.

Your “W” should be clear and the circle should be etched.

Wash glass with soap and water thoroughly again to make sure all etching cream is removed.


Then stand back and salute the flag.

Because you live in America.

Home to Kentucky.


And count your blessings that you live in Kentucky where thoroughbreds, jockeys and Church Hill Downs reign supreme.

And monogram iced tea glasses can be had for a mere 15 minutes and $1.27 ūüôā


 For more monogrammed projects….be sure to check out my monogram projects page.