I do a lot of dishes. A lot. With two young children I seem to be forever loading and unloading the dishwasher. And the bulk of those dishes always seems to be glasses. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad my children drink a lot of fluids, but the glasses, oh the glasses. I’ve finally solved this problem, however, by creating a glass for each family member with a label that can’t be washed, peeled or chipped off using etching cream.
Things to do:
1. Using either a digital cutter, a die cutter or a craft knife, create a stencil for each member of the family buy cutting a relief letter out of a shape such as a circle or square.
2. Peel the backing paper off of the stencil and apply smoothly to the glass. Be sure to work out any bubbles before proceeding.
3. Paint a thick coat of etching cream onto the glass where the stencil doesn’t cover. Allow the cream to work for a few minutes.
4. Peel off the stencil and, wearing your gloves, wash the cream away with warm water. Dry and run through the dishwasher before using.