I knew I wanted to make something for Father’s Day, but couldn’t decide on just one…so this week is dedicated to fun and easy projects to make for sweet Dad! The mustache craze has been going on awhile, and I’m still on the bandwagon. Yesterday we made Shot Glasses with mustache decals, today we’re adding the stache to beer mugs with etching cream.
Just like yesterday, I did a Google image search for ‘mustache stencil,’ and printed out my favorite one to fit my mug. Trace the mustache on contact paper (like this Otomi Table project), then tape it in place on a cutting mat.
Yesterday we kept the center part as a decal, but for this project we’re using the outer part as a stencil.
Position it in place on your mug, and press all the edges down to seal. Using a popsicle stick, spread a thick layer of etching cream over the stencil. The instructions say 5-30 minutes…I get better results leaving the cream in place for 1-2 hours! Leave the stencil in place when you rinse the cream off, in case it needs another round.
Unlike the Etched Monogram Mason Jar, the etching was much more noticeable and contrasting on the beer mug. Not sure if it’s the type of glass, the larger shape, or just because I left it on longer. The etching cream literally eats away at the glass, so there’s no rubbing it off…hence the reason you want a tight seal on your stencil.
I used a strip of leather to tie a kraft paper tag to the handle, to make the gift more masculine for Dad.
Mr. Sugarplum won’t care what we give him…if it’s from this sweet face, he’ll love it!
Do you love the mustache as much as I do?! Pretty impressive mug for the Dollar Store, don’t you think?