How to make wedding decorations using champagne glasses

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How to make wedding decorations using champagne glasses
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Champagne glasses can be used as centrepieces or as decorative individual place settings that hold the wedding favours. Glasses that have been etched with the bride and groom's initials or names will personalise them to the occasion. You can place a cluster of glasses as a focal point of the table, placing a few blooms inside each glass, or you can make one glass for each guest, filling each glass with candy or Jordan almonds wrapped in tulle. Wedding decorations using champagne glasses will add a touch of class to your reception tables.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Champagne flutes
  • Ribbon
  • Etching cream
  • Adhesive stencil paper or pre-cut stencils
  • Craft knife
  • Foam brush
  • Craft stick

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Trace your and your fianc� initials onto the the front of the stencil paper and cut out with a craft knife. Make sure to cut through the backing and the stencil paper. You can also purchase pre-cut stencils from craft and hobby shops. You can only use each stencil once, so purchase or cut enough for each glass.

  2. 2

    Peel the backing from the stencil paper or stencil and stick onto the champagne glass. Smooth out any bubbles with the craft stick, making sure that the stencil is adhered completely.

  3. 3

    Brush a layer of etching cream over the stencil, covering the exposed glass completely. Avoid getting cream onto exposed portions of the glass beyond the stencil. Wait 15 minutes.

  4. 4

    Rinse the glass under running water in a stainless-steel sink until the cream is completely removed, then carefully peel off the stencil. Wash and dry the glass.

  5. 5

    Use ribbon in a colour that matches the wedding decor to tie a bow around the stem of the glass. Fill the glass with flowers or wedding favours.

  6. 6

    Repeat these steps for the number of glasses you will need either for centrepieces or to give one to each guest.

Tips and warnings

  • You can paint your initials onto champagne glasses with glass paint instead of etching.
  • Protect your work surface and wear vinyl gloves when using caustic etching cream.
  • Never rinse etching cream into a porcelain sink, as the cream will damage it.

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