Watching Boardwalk Empire last night, it's no wonder I got the urge to set up a bar in my house — prepped for entertaining drop-in guests at a moment's notice. Etched glasses add a note of old-fashioned elegance to the cocktail hour. If your glasses are like mine — a jumble of jelly jar glasses, tumblers from the dollar store and old candle glasses — use this tutorial from I Still Love You we rediscovered in our bookmarks to give the impression they all belong in a set. After deciding on a design (a monogram, with the last initial large and centered, is traditional), gather up contact paper, a brush, some Armour Etch Acid and a pencil and follow Melissa's clear step by step instructions.
With your glasses complete, an Art Deco bar cart displays your handiwork elegantly. And don't forget the cocktails! We're liking these seasonal apple cider cocktails to both usher in the fall and to give a subtle nod to the orchard scene in last night's episode.
See all the instructions at Melissa Esplin | Simple Glass Etching Tutorial.
Image: Melissa Esplin