Home Arts & Crafts DIY etched glass mugs for your home coffee bar – without a Cricut or Silhouette!

DIY etched glass mugs for your home coffee bar – without a Cricut or Silhouette!

by Leanne

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayFlavorsareHere #CollectiveBias Etched glassSince we’re lucky to live within walking distance of our co-op school, we often offer to parents who do pick up that they can come park at our house and walk with us to the school whenever they want. They know they will get some awesome conversations while we walk back and forth to school, and they also know that they will get offered a steaming mug of coffee to fend off the cold when we return from our walk. Keurig and Lindor 5To celebrate the changing of the seasons, I wanted to make myself a cute little coffee bar that had everything at  the ready for our guests to help themselves to the perfect mug of coffee throughout winter. All it took was a trip to Sam’s Club and I loaded up on everything I needed – Starbucks® Holiday Blend 60ct K-Cup® pods, Lindt Chocolate Assorted Lindor Truffle Bag 19 oz., and some fancy mugs to do a little glass etching monogram DIY.


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The Starbucks® Holiday Blend was already on my Sam’s Club shopping list, but then I ran across the Lindt Chocolate Assorted Lindor Truffle Bag in the 19 ounce size and decided to give it a shot. After one taste I can tell you that the sweet, rich flavor of the Lindor Truffles are arguably one of the best ways to complement the sweet maple notes of the Holiday Blend coffee. Keurig and Lindor 4So, now that I have the perfect pairing, I needed the perfect glass mugs to go with it. I’ve loved etched glass mugs forever and was always planning on getting myself a set, but I’ve never actually found one with an H on it. So, of course, I decided to make my own… all without a Cricut or Silhouette! Here’s all you need to get a super simple monogram mug in less than 20 minutes. Glass etching1) Find some letter stickers {we got ours at an office supply store back in my corporate days, but these letters are still readily available at many hardware stores, office stores, and department stores} and cut out a square around the letter of your choice. Glass etching 22) Peel just the outline of the letter you chose, leaving the actual letter on the sheet to use at a different time. Glass etching 33) Place on mug in desired location.

4) Apply a liberal amount of glass etching cream to the interior of your stencil. Our glass etching cream is a few years old so it’s discolored some, but that shouldn’t affect the functionality at all. Glass etching 45) Wait 15 minutes and then remove letter stencil. Rinse off cream and wash. You are now ready to use your newly etched DIY glass monogram glasses! Etched glass 26) Complete your coffee station for guests by adding your mugs, some Lindt truffles, and a whole lot of Starbucks® K-Cup® pods. Keurig and Lindor 2Don’t forget to load up on Starbucks® and Lindt to go with your DIY glass monogram mugs. And, now is a great time to load up on your favorite coffee because you can enjoy 50 bonus stars with purchase of any one qualifying Starbucks® packaged coffee or K-Cup® pods at Sam’s Club through 11/1/17-12/26/17 Keurig and Lindor 3

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20 comments

Anna Pry November 6, 2017 - 12:38 pm

i’d be super happy to get a mug filled with goodies like those

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Amy D November 6, 2017 - 1:01 pm

I love Starbucks Holiday Blend Coffee too! I love this gifting idea! Very cool! #client

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Tammy Woodall November 7, 2017 - 12:16 am

The Mugs with the goodies would be a special gift for just about anyone. I really like the Chocolates and other goodies that you put in the mugs. Excellent information, thank you for sharing.

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Birdie Skolfield November 7, 2017 - 5:58 am

what a great idea these etched mugs are. Im thinking to do them as Christmas gifts with either candy coffee or tea packed inside thx

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Julie Wood November 7, 2017 - 6:03 am

I really love the etching on the glass. Makes it look so pretty and unique. I love chocolate with coffee. What a great coffee bar!

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Mickie Smith November 7, 2017 - 6:51 am

These are so adorable! I am going to have to give these a try.. they would much such great Christmas gifts. What a great post!!

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shelly peterson November 7, 2017 - 8:32 am

I love the etched glass mugs. These would make great gifts!

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Jennifer H. November 7, 2017 - 4:22 pm

I think that this is a great idea.

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Michelle H. November 7, 2017 - 5:28 pm

I have done a coffee bar before. But, I haven’t tried the glass etching. That is a great idea!

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Kim Cowgar November 7, 2017 - 9:33 pm

That is a great holiday gift idea. I’d always been afraid of glass etching but now I’m not sure why and intend to give it a go. Thank you!!

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Rachel Browning November 8, 2017 - 4:42 am

That is a nice I will be doing these for Christmas

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jennifer corrado November 8, 2017 - 6:15 am

I love this it would make a perfect Christmas gift for mom & sisters!

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Samantha November 8, 2017 - 11:12 am

This is a real neat idea as a hot cocoa gift basket! It makes it so much more personalized.

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Richard Hicks November 8, 2017 - 6:52 pm

This looks like so much fun. And make wonderful gifts too

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Jerry Marquardt November 8, 2017 - 7:04 pm

I love the Starbucks, count me in!! This also doubles up for a great gift-giver.

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Rosanne November 8, 2017 - 7:38 pm

I drink Starbucks Keurig coffee every other day and love shopping their for their Christmas collection

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Trisha McKee November 8, 2017 - 8:25 pm

I love this ! These mugs are beautiful. My aunt is hard to buy for and this is perfect.

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Christian Alejandro November 8, 2017 - 10:34 pm

Really good idea. These are great since I have a long gift list this year.

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Julie Waldron December 8, 2017 - 7:14 am

We did these for our wedding! They were the bridesmaids/groomsmen gifts.

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Amy D January 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm

I am so blown away that I can do this by myself without a Cricut! This is just in time for Valentine’s Day gifts!

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