Hey everyone! Of course, I can’t go too long without sharing another Super Mario project so here is my most recent project with my Cricut, the Super Mario etched glasses. I learned how easy it was to etch glasses a year ago when I went to a wine glass etching event and was immediately hooked. I freehanded a couple of my own glasses but when I got my Cricut I needed to make some Super Mario glasses. We had these beer glasses just sitting in our basement and I had already bought etching cream and etching vinyl, so this project was made with stuff just laying around my house which is even better!
Where to Buy the Supplies…
How to Create the Etched Glasses…
You are going to be amazed at how easy this is! The hardest part was definitely finding the pictures and weeding the stencil vinyl since I chose such intricate designs.
First step is to prepare your beer glasses. Wash them with soap and water and let them fully dry. When they are dry, wipe them down with rubbing alcohol to ensure no left over oils or residues are left on the glass. Now set your prepped glasses aside and get to work on creating your stencil.
I searched for different Super Mario images and finally settled on the images below and I’m definitely happy with my choices!
I used the Super Mario wording for the back of the glasses and the images on the front. I used the Cricut software to upload the images and cut out the negative areas, I then loaded it onto my Cricut mat with the blue side of the stencil vinyl up and used the machine to cut out the images (I had it cut 4 separate Super Mario words for each glass). There are lots of tutorials on how to upload images into the Cricut workspace, so I won’t go into that.
As you can see from the picture below, the weeding took quite a while and you definitely have to be careful when doing this to make sure you select the right areas.
You can see in this picture that I lost Princess Peach’s mouth so I actually had to recut this one. When I finished, it was time to transfer the image to my prepped beer glass. This is not super difficult since the stencil is sticky but there will be some areas, like the faces that will come off separately so you will have to position them in the image appropriately. When your image is on the glass, cover it with etching cream using a wooden popsicle stick or a paint brush. You need to make sure both areas are covered well! I did the front and back at the same time.
Note: Be careful not to get this on yourself or outside of the vinyl or it will etch the glass!
Leave it sit on the glass for about 5 minutes. You should go back over it a couple of times with the stick just to make sure you have no air bubbles in the cream because it will affect the final look (There was a small bubble in the I in the Mario in the picture below so you an see what happens when you get an air bubble). When 5 minutes pass, wash it off with soap and warm water and let it dry. That’s it! Peel off the stencil and your glasses will be etched. Don’t freak out if you can’t see it when you take the stencil off. The image will appear darker as it dries!
There you have it! Super easy and adorable Super Mario beer glasses. The best part about this is you can etch anything glass you could possibly want. I love how quick and easy it is to do this.