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DIY Housewarming Gift

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Do you know someone who just moved and now you’re looking for a nice way to commemorate their new home? Here’s a project I made last year for our parents:

housewarming

Step one: Find a nice glass pitcher (TJ Maxx, Home Goods, etc are always good hunting grounds for me)

Step two: Create a design that you can etch onto the glass. I love using my Silhouette Cameo and for this project I used a lovely font similar to Wisdom and a fancy wreath similar to this from the online store.

Step Three: Cut the design onto vinyl and then place the relief of the cut onto the glassware.

Step Four: Apply some glass etching cream over the design and wait for a few minutes.

Step Five: Remove the cream and the vinyl adhesive and rinse away any excess. Voila!

housewarming card

Extra: If you want to make a card to go along with it, consider using this pocket design like the one I used in the photo above. To make it a little more housewarming-centric, I mocked up my own house shape and added  “Home Sweet Home” in the center.

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One thought on “DIY Housewarming Gift

  1. We continue to love our beautiful pitcher! It is in constant use and is just as pretty now as it was the day you gave it to us. Thanks again, sweet Em!

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