These Etched Monogram Soap Bottles are such a satisfying project. They look great, they’re functional, they work in kitchens or bathrooms or classrooms, and they make a great gift — a housewarming gift, a hostess gift, a neighbor gift at the holidays, a teacher gift — or make some for your own house.
The etching is so fun to do, you’ll want to etch every piece of glassware you have. Gather friends and have an etching party! Come and check out this simple project.
Supplies for Making Etched Monogram Soap Bottles
– sticker-back vinyl
– cutting blade
– etching cream
– letters in your chosen font (Archer is the font pictured here)
– glass bottle*
*Test the etch cream on the glass you intend to etch. Glass that is coated in plastic (to make it more shatter resistant) or glass that contains lead will not etch. If you find the glass won’t etch with cream, try an “etching paint“.
Directions for Making Etched Monogram Soap Bottles
First, cut the letters out of vinyl.
Remove the adhesive cover on the backside and place the vinyl on the bottles. It’s easiest to tear off the bottom 1/5 of the adhesive cover and place it where you want it to be. Then peel the rest of the backing off and stick the rest of it down. Make sure all the edges are firmly pressed down.
Apply the etching cream over the exposed glass. Follow the manufacturer’s directions regarding length of time and rinsing.
Add in a colorful soap and it’s set!
Can you believe how easy? The only time consuming part is cutting out the initials — keep that in mind when you choose a font (straight lines are easier to cut!).
Photos and crafting by Amy Christie.