As I look back I realize we like to make a stock gift that we give everyone. I think it may have started back in 2001 with a screenprinted totebag filled with home canned pickles and jams. We had some nicely designed custom labels too. One year we made everyone a quilt. Z was in on the topstitching and obviously, I wasn’t terribly employed at the time and he was freelancing. That was probably the high point followed by the low point being some miserable looking photo collages. Last year we mined the family photo albums to make books using Blurb. Here’s this years project. We etched glass bottles with soap labels and filled them with Method soap refills. This is something I’ve wanted around our house for some time. We used our Silhouette cutter to make vinyl stencils and then used etching cream. It’s good enough but if I were doing anything more than crafting I’d definitely want something that etched more deeply or was actually sandblasted.
Here’s our steps. They were wrapped as Zach mentioned in the previous post, with muslin remnants and laser cut & etched tags.