If you’re looking for a great gift idea, or you’re tired of your roommates using your stuff, get some etching cream. It’s super easy to make custom mugs, plates, glasses, and more with it.
As Caylin Harris explains at The Kitchn, items personalized with sharpie or paint pens may not last forever if the items aren’t properly taken care of. But with etching cream, you can make a permanent mark on items in any design you like. Just stick a stencil to the item you want to personalize, apply the etching cream, and let it sit for a few minutes as instructed. When you remove the cream, your design will literally be carved into the item so it won’t ever wash away. You can find bottles of etching cream for as little as $9 online or in craft supply stores.
How To Etch a Personalized Mug | The Kitchn
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