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DIY Housewarming Gift

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.