How to Make a Monogrammed Glass

Wendell T. WebberWendell T. Webber

Expecting overnight guests? Make their stay more comfortable with bathroom amenities -- a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and cotton swabs -- presented thoughtfully in a monogrammed glass. Leave it bedside with a personal note.


1. Wash and dry a clear drinking glass.

2. First make the letter stencil by taping contact paper to a cutting mat. On top of the contact paper, tape a pre-made stencil of the initial of your choice.

3. Trace it, then cut out the letter with a sharp X-acto knife and discard, leaving only the contact paper template.

4. Peel the contact paper from its backing and position on the glass where you want the monogram; smooth out any air bubbles.

5. Using a small paintbrush, apply the etching cream inside the template and let set according to instructions.

6. Rinse the glass thoroughly with warm water, then peel off the contact paper.

Wear rubber gloves and long sleeves when using etching cream. Work in a well-ventilated area.

For more monogram gift ideas from Country Living, read Personalized Gifts

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