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Do you love gum? My husband does. He chews is all the time. Mostly at work and you know what happens when you take out a pack of gum at work – the people come a calling. You are never alone when someone hears the tell-tale sound of a gum wrapper being opened. But usually, gum packs are so small. They disappear so quickly! Well, Extra® has the solution. They’re new Extra® 35-stick pack will satisfy even the largest office and still leave some left over. It’s really amazing. When I saw them at Target, I was shocked at how big the package is. The great part about these packs is how durable they are; they can put up with being stuck in ACU pants all day or being knocked about in his gym bag.
You can find these at the checkout at Target and the best part is there’s a Cartwheel for them too! I love my Cartwheel and I know you do too. 😉 You can save 10% during February on New Extra® 35-stick pack.
But what if my husband wants to share his gum and keep his desk looking clean? We talked it over and he decided he wanted a fun jar and I decided to etch it. Etching cream creates a permanent design on glass. And it is so much easier than you thought. Using my digital cutter, I created a stencil that says “Got Gum?” This jar is going on his desk and I wanted his co-workers to feel welcome to helping themselves to some delicious gum. You can get etching cream near the craft stuff at Target. If you don’t have a digital cutting machine, you can pick up a stencil kit and use painters tape to secure the stencil to your glass. You also need some rubbing alcohol, a glass jar, and a paint brush.
First you need to wash and dry your jar. Just before you apply your stencil, wipe the area down with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any existing residue. Shake your etching cream really well, make sure it isn’t clumpy or your etch might come out streaky. Cover your stencil completely. Make sure not to get the cream on the jar in places that you don’t want. If not, you may end up etching something you don’t want to.
Now, the bottle may tell you to wait only a minute and then rinse but don’t! You’ll end up with a very faint design. I leave mine on for 7-10 minutes. There is no damage to the glass the longer you leave it on but your stencil may start to dissolve so just be aware of that. Once you’ve let the cream sit, rinse it until warm water. Don’t remove the stencil until all the cream is washed off.
And that’s it! You’ve etched on glass. Easy peasy right? I let my jar air-dry and then it was good to go. Hubs favorite flavor is Extra® Gum Spearmint so I filled up his jar.
These packs are so big, I filled my jar and there was still gum left over. Seriously, these new packs are amazing. So, now that you’ve mastered glass etching, how will you Give Extra, Get Extra?