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Ok thanks, wanted to get that out of the way. So, at one point I did a post for my best friend's bachelorette party. Considering I used her bachelorette party as a Crafty Hour, it should come as no surprise that I used her wedding for a Crafty Hour. I am a very non-selfish person like that.
It should also come as no surprise that my mom helped me. And by helped me, I mean she basically did it.
What You Need to Etch Champagne Flutes:
Nice Champagne Flutes
Glass Etching Kit
Mom Who Can Tell You What To Do
What You Need For Always A Bridesmaid:
Mount Gay Silver Rum
Glass etching is really easy, and there are a lot of different kits/ideas out there. Out there = craft stores and the Internet. You can use it for all sorts of fun projects/gifts. Google stuff for other ideas. They probably have better directions.
In true "my mom" fashion, some of our techniques are a little unconventional. I.e. most blogs recommend using rubber gloves. To which my mom says, “Stop being a baby.” For those of you who might actually do these crafts (hahahaha JOKES) you should use gloves. Or a different site. Also, these directions are basically my interpretation of what my mom told me to do so...yikes.
Get The Acid Ready Because We’re About To Take A Trip Down "I Don’t Understand My Emotions" Lane.
1.) "Do something" with a piece of paper to make sure the etchings won’t be too close to the lip of the glass (where you drink). I believe this means that you should measure how much space you want for the "lip" and then cut the paper accordingly. Then place that piece of paper (or probably tape) to mark the spot you want? I think? And this is why I have such a hard time crafting, guys. We call this a "break through" in therapy.
2.) Have a quick, but intense mental breakdown about what symbols and letters to use while your mother points them all out.
3.) Dry your tears, take a drink and cut out whatever element you decided on. Then carefully place said element exactly where you want them on the glass. They usually have adhesive backs.
4.) Apply the acid onto the stencil. And be careful not to get any on you. Especially if you aren't wearing gloves. Ahem.
5.) If you do get acid on you, don’t panic. Just wash it off. Ain't no thang. Nothing to worry about.
6.) Pretend like nothing happened while you let the acid sit on the stencil for about a minute, and then wash it off.
7.) Pat it dry. Gently, with a paper towel. Sweet.
8.) If you’re going to put something on the other side, do steps 2-7 again. But on the other side. You get it. Or if you're going to make another layer on the same side, do steps 2-7. This is fun.
10.) Finally, marvel at the work you did and wrap it into a lovely box before you get a final picture of them oops!
Part II: As If Acid With Your Mom Wasn’t Enough.
AKA: Drinky Drink Time!
Always A Bridesmaid:
1 ½ oz White Rum
1 tbsp Lime Juice
½ tsp Simple Syrup
Sparking Wine (because only brides get champagne)
2 tbsp TEARS
Combine rum, lime juice and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into a chilled white wine glass. Think about your friendship with the bride and wonder out loud if you’ll ever have what she has and why did she choose bright pink bridesmaid dresses when she knows you don’t look good in that color life is sooooo hard. Realize you're alone in your apartment. Garnish drink with tears from previous step. Might as well use a lime too, why the fuck not. This is your day.
Well I have a rule that once the drinks with entire limes enter a blog, it’s time to wrap it up. I hope you enjoyed this week’s Crafty Hour and that it brings you hours of friendship happiness.