This is it! The perfect gift idea for anyone on your list! DIY personalized etched glass water bottles – great for a family gift, for a He or a She, a big or a little.
I was trying to rack my whole families brain for a DIY gift idea that would suit just about anyone on your list. Sure there were ideas shared like gloves, socks, candy . . . etc. While all good ideas, I just didn’t feel like those were personalized or DIY enough for my “Handmade Holidays” DIY gift series.
But then someone said “a water bottle” and another person said “a cup with their name on it”, and BAM! Put the 2 together and we hit jack pot.
A personalized water bottle, which would seriously come in handy if one were to bring it to work, to the gym, for sports, or for scenarios like this that play out frequently in our house.
“Did you drink out of my water bottle?”
“No, that’s my water bottle!”
“No it’s not!”
“Yes, it is!”
“No it’s not!” . . .
Sound familiar to anyone else? I couldn’t even count how many times I hear that in our home. Now imagine how handy of a solution this personalized water bottle will be so your water bottle will never be mistaken for another.
I decided to make these as a gift for my brothers sporty family of 6, but after my kids saw what I was doing, they insisted I make some for us too (which I’ll have to add to my list!).
We actually love these simple glass water bottles with a stainless steal twist top. Here are some of the benefits of these bottles:
- They are thick glass, making them more durable and not easily breakable.
- Lead and BPA free.
- Stainless Steel, leak proof cap
- Wide mouth making it easy to fill and clean
- Slim and minimalistic
- I try to remember to fill it up 4 times in a day to get my 8 cups of water
- Great for water, juice, protein shakes, smoothies – you name it!
While I don’t pack these glass bottles in my kids lunches, we do like to fill them and keep them on the countertop by our Berkey water filter, or in the fridge for those that prefer cold water (I’m a room temperature water drinker all the way!)
You can even purchase little bottles cozies, which would be great for kids too.
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It really is the perfect personalized gift for anyone on your list, and for yourself!
Now let me show you how very easy it is to etch a name on the glass water bottle, for a one-of-a-kind custom present they can use for years.
SUPPLIES TO ETCH GLASS
- ARMOUR ETCH
- This is a glass etching cream that will do the job fantastically. A little bit goes a long way so you don’t need a huge bottle. Be sure to heed the warnings and safety instructions, as it can be harmful to the skin as well.
- You will need a vinyl stencil with the name on it. If you have a vinyl cutting machine, this makes it easy and more professional looking. You can also use a craft knife to cut your own stencil. Or I have seen Etsy shops that will take your order and ship your cut vinyl to you. I have a very old version of the Silhouette, but it still works great.
- Or a small paint brush will do the trick to apply the etching cream.
HOW TO ETCH GLASS
First you need to position the vinyl sticker on the bottle where you want the name or design to be. Be sure to work out any bubbles around the name.
Then dip a q-tip in the etching cream and carefully apply it over the parts you want etched. Make sure it is a thick layer and covers all spots. Let it sit on the bottle for at least 5 minutes (and read your manufactures directions).
After the wait period, rinse the cream off completely under running water.
Dab your bottle dry, and then carefully remove the vinyl sticker.
I like to wash it with soapy water and dry it at this point, then I can admire my work!
It really is a simple and quick project that I am certain will delight anyone on your list!
I hope you enjoyed this idea, and hang tight as I will be back to share even more DIY gift ideas! If you like this DIY gift idea, you might also like to see DIY Wooden Egg Holders, All-Natural Room Spray, and homemade Dry Holiday Potpourri.
Thank you for reading! Now an even more special treat – a whole series of DIY gift ideas from my friends, hosted by the sweet Krista from The Happy Housie.
Today I’m thrilled to be part of a fantastic group of bloggers who are also sharing their DIY Gift Ideas for the holidays with you (many with free printable tags)!
DIY Simmering Potpourri at The Happy Housie
Scandi Style Printable Gift Tags at tatertots and jello
Wooden Calendar Holder at Lolly Jane
Peppermint Hot Chocolate at A Pretty Life
Makeup Gift Bag at Inspiration for Moms
Rudolph the Red Toes Reindeer Gift Tags at Tauni Everett
Hot Chocolate Gift Ornament at Clean and Scentsible
Chili and Garlic Olive Oil Holiday Gift at Satori Design for Living
Daiso Hot Chocolate Gift at Paint Me Pink
Gingerbread Slime Recipe with Printable Gift Tags at All Things With Purpose
Farmhouse Kitchen Wrap Free Printable at Hallstrom Home
Potted Paper Whites with Printable Gift Tags at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Printable Christmas Wine Gift Tags at The Heathered Nest
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with a Gift Tag at Happy Happy Nester
Christmas Flower Gift Box at Craftberry Bush
Hand Lettered Christmas Gift Tag Printables at Modern Glam Home
Cozy treat filled sock at Grace Gathered Home
DIY Metallic Candlesticks at Love Create Celebrate