Welcome to the Geek Crafts column, your weekly dose of geeky goodness with Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making!
My local grocery store carries fancy carbonated lemonade in old fashioned bottles with clamp tops, and it’s one of my favorite summertime picnic treats. The bottles are so cool that I can never actually bring myself to recycle them with the rest of the glass, so I’ve amassed quite a collection over the years. But, thanks to the wonder that is glass etching cream, I’ve finally found a way to give them new life! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to combine a beautiful glass bottle with a pair thrift store glasses to make a fun Hitchhiker’s Guide-inspired drink set. It’s cheap, fun, and Earth Day approved!
- Adhesive-backed vinyl
- Letter stencils
- Craft knife with a detail blade
- Large glass soda bottle or wine bottle, cleaned and with labels removed
- 2 thrifted glasses
- Etching cream
- Small sponge brush
- Rubbing alcohol
- Electronic cutter *optional
You may also use an electronic cutter to cut the vinyl. (I used my Silhouette SD for this project.)
That’s all for now! See you next Wednesday for more geek craft fun!