DIY Etched Wine Glasses for Valentine’s Day

Have you started planning out your Valentine’s Day? Wining and dining with your loved ones are a common part of celebrating the romance-filled holiday, which is why we have decided to go for a more classy route for this week’s DIY tutorial!  For the seasoned wine connoisseur, our DIY etched wine glasses will make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Who doesn’t like to unwind with a book and glass of good wine after a long day? When it comes to living the good life, there is nothing wrong with indulging in the finer things, which includes great wine, gorgeous lingerie and good company. Mix the three together and who knows what sort of surprises you may find. The usability and functionality of these DIY etched wine glasses will have your loved ones thinking of you every time they enjoy a fine wine. Now, we will be working with materials that you may or may not have ever heard of before, but don’t let its novelty scare you. This tutorial is going to be fast and easy and takes less than half an hour to create these awesome personalized and stylish wine glasses. If you’re looking for something creative and unique to give to your loved ones or friends this Valentine’s Day, then gather your materials and let’s get started!
 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Wine glasses
Amrour Etch
Contact paper
Cutting board
X-Acto Knife
Foam brush or a small brush
Gloves (optional)

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 1

1. To create your stencil, print out the design you would like etched on your wine glass. Cut the design into a small strip of paper and another strip of contact paper in the same size. Tape the regular paper on top of the contact paper and tape them together to the cutting board.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 2

2. Using your X-Acto knife, carefully cut your stencil out. Try to be as precise as possible.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 3

3. After you have finished cutting your stencil out, remove the tape and detach the contact paper from the regular paper. Your stencil should look something like this so far.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 4

4. Peel off the adhesive side from the contact paper and carefully stick it onto your wine glass. Make sure to smooth the edges down so none of the etching cream we apply later will be able to seep through.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 5

5. Put your rubber gloves on to avoid any possible chemical irritation. Take your foam brush and slather on a generous amount of Armour Etch on top of the stencil.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 6

6. Leave your wine glass to dry for around ten to fifteen minutes. After you have done so, run the wine glass under cool water to rinse off the Armour Etch.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Finished

And now it’s complete! Simple and elegant, the possibilities in personalizing these DIY etched wine glasses are seemingly endless and make wonderful gifts or party favors. You can add names or phrases to them or even draw out your own design if you really want to get creative. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any wine lying around but we think filling our glass up with Valentine’s Day candy worked just as well, don’t you think?

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Finished 2

Jazzing up your wine glasses has never been easier. And these snazzy DIY wine glasses make great last minute gifts and definitely look like they’ve taken a lot of time and effort to make. After all, what’s better than toasting to another amazing year spent with loved ones and friends? All we have to say is: cheers to that! We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s DIY tutorial and gained some inspiration on new ideas for future potential gifts. Remember, Valentine’s Day is in two weeks and will arrive just before you know it. So if you haven’t gotten started on your search for the right gifts, take look around the rest of our blog for more fun and innovative ideas. What did you think of these DIY etched wine glasses? What sort of design would you like to etch on your own wine glass? Let us know if you end up using our tutorial and creating your own, because we would love to see what you’ve come up with. Share them on Twitter or Instagram and don’t forget to tag us at @ilovesexy.com. We will be back next week with more Valentine’s Day ideas so keep on reading and visit us again next week!

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DIY Glitter Candles for Valentine’s Day

Do you love glitter as much as we do? If you follow our blog, then you’ll know just how obsessed we are over glitter and will find excuses to add it to just about anything! Does anything even exist that glitter does not look amazing on? We are on our second week of our Valentine’s Day DIY series, and boy, do we have a treat for you this week! Although we’ve pretty much given it away already, we hope you’re as excited as we are to try it out. These DIY glitter candles are a fun and inexpensive gift to show your friends and loved ones how much you mean to them. They’re eye-catching, festive and make the perfect decorations for the upcoming Valentine’s Day.  Or if you really want to add a little romance to Valentine’s Day, you can the deck out your bedroom with these DIY glitter candles and get ready for that special night with something from our Valentine’s Day Lingerie Collection. Imagine how incredibly gorgeous they would look flickering on a tabletop while adding a nice, warm glow to the bedroom. Nothing says, “I love you” as much as a handmade gift, so let’s get started on crafting these dazzling beauties.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - What you will need

 
What you will need: 

Candles
Glitter
Mod Podge
Small foam brushes
Sticker paper
Scissors
Tape
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 1

1. Draw a heart onto the sticker paper and cut the shape out.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 2

2. Peel the adhesive side from the sticker paper and stick it onto the center of the candle. Make sure that it is firmly attached with no openings.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 3

3. Dispense the Mod Podge onto a plate or dish and use a small foam brush to paint a thin layer around the entire candle.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 4

4. Pour a generous amount of glitter onto a different plate or dish and roll the candle around, picking up glitter as you go. To fill uneven spots, apply a small amount of Mod Podge to the spot and roll it again in glitter until you have covered it up.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 5

5. When you have finished applying an even coat of glitter to the candle, let it dry for around ten to fifteen minutes. After it has finished drying, carefully peel off the heart sticker stencil. If there are any loose glitters around the candle, you can use tape to remove them easily.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Finished

 Tell us, does this or does this not look gorgeous? Simple yet beautiful, these DIY glitter candles will add sparkle and shine anywhere you take them. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we also created a red version of this. A pink glitter candle and red glitter candle would make an adorable gift set and will be much appreciated by whoever is lucky enough to receive them. You can use whatever kind of glitter you’d like, whether you prefer the chunky glitter shown here or the ultra-fine glitter we normally use. And you can get even get creative with the color of glitter you plan to use, and can create them with your loved one’s favorite colors.
 
Although there are those who tend to rag on Valentine’s Day for being too Hallmark-y and gimmicky, we can definitely say that this handmade gift is made with love. Will you be creating your own DIY glitter candles this year? Is there a special someone you would like to make these for? Please show off your creations if you use any of your tutorials and let us know. We would love to hear your thoughts, questions and comments, so leave us some love in the comment box below. We will continue counting down to Valentine’s Day with an all new tutorial next week!

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