Thursday, June 21, 2018

Light Up Your Parties!

Add a few tea light mugs to your party table,
made even more special with StyleTechCraft® vinyl accents and etchall® etching dip'n etch!

You will need:
StyleTech Transparent Vinyl - one sheet each of red and blue
2 Tea light glass mugs
etchall® dip'n etch glass etching liquid
Transfer paper 
Paper trimmer, or craft knife and metal edge ruler
Digital cutting machine, or star punch
Painters tape

1. Remove the lid and tea light fitting from each mug then wash and dry the mugs thoroughly. Fill one mug with dip'n etch. Following directions on the container, let sit for 15 minutes then carefully pour the liquid from the first mug into the second.  After 15 minutes, pour the liquid back into the container to be used again.  Rinse the mugs thoroughly.  

Note: Place painters tape around the inside of the top of the mug to prevent the liquid from etching that area as you pour out the dip'n etch. 

See the difference that etching makes!

2. Using a paper trimmer, cut four, 1/2" wide strips of red vinyl. Trim to the length needed to fit around the outside of the mug.  Peel away the backing from each strip, then with the strips spaced about 1/2" apart, adhere to the outside of one of the mugs.

3. Using a digital cutting machine, create a 3" wide border of 1/2" stars, 1" apart as shown on the blue vinyl.  While the vinyl is still on the mat, weed (remove) the stars.  Note: Measure around the glass to determine how long the star border strip needs to be.  This strip measured 3" x 10".

4.  In order to place the border on one of the glasses, cover the border with transfer paper then remove  from the mat.

5. Remove the backing from the blue vinyl then, with the blue vinyl against the glass, carefully position around the glass mug, starting at the handle.  Press in place making sure there are no creases, then remove the transfer paper.

Replace the tea light fittings, add tea lights and the top - Time to party!

StyleTech vinyl is available in a variety of styles and colors.  Check their website @ for more information.

I received these samples of vinyl and etchall dip'n etch at no charge from the manufacturers to create a project to share with my readers.  Check the DCC  links to see more projects created by Designer Crafts Connection members featuring StyleTech vinyl.  Enjoy!

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Yours truly,
Julie 😊