DIY Monogram Beer Mug

DIY Monogram Beer Mug | #monogram #fathersday #gift

Hi friends! Today I’m going to share how I made this rockin’ DIY Monogram Beer Mug! Remember when I said yesterday in our World Market Father’s Day Italian Feast post that World Market is also a great place to find gifts for the men in your life? Well when I took my husband shopping there last weekend, he headed straight to pick up the World Market Beers of the World 9-pack. These packs offer a fun assortment of beer from breweries all around the world. It’s a great way to discover new favorite flavors.

So while he was busy studying just what was in the box, I scurried away over to the home bar section of the store. Now World Market just has loads of housewares – and their glassware is no exception. Shelves and shelves of glasses – and I found just what I was looking for.  A nice, sturdy beer mug. And guess what? It was only $3.99! My jaw dropped. I thought I would have to spend much more than that. So I snagged it up and continued shopping for our Father’s Day Feast.

Now when we got home, I quickly smuggled the mug into my craft room. See, I had big plans for the mug. You might remember for Mother’s Day I made this Monogrammed Manicure Jar and this Monogrammed Tray. You might say I have a thing for monograms right now! So why should the man be left out? Monograms aren’t just for the ladies, right? So I grabbed my Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils and Martha Stewart Etching Cream and got to work!

DIY Monogram Beer Mug Tutorial

I started with a larger letter for the middle “S”, adhered the stencil and protected around the stencil with stencil tape (painter’s tape will also work). This just ensures that the etching cream doesn’t get onto the area of the glass you don’t want etched. I applied a THICK layer of etching cream over the stencil and waited 15 minutes. I rinsed the cream off the mug, removed the stencil and tape, then adhered the smaller outer “A” and “L” stencils to the sides of the newly etched “S”. Again I protected around the stencils with tape, applied a thick layer of cream and waited 15 minutes. Once time was up, I rinsed the cream off, removed the tape and voila! A perfectly etched monogram on my husband’s new beer mug. For $4. 

And I just love how it turned out! I know paired with his new 9-pack of fancy world beers this will make the perfect Father’s Day gift. But if your man does NOT drink beer (actually, mine rarely does), this still makes a nice gift! Pair it with a half-gallon of ice cream and some Dad’s root beer and you have one fabulous DIY Monogram Root Beer Mug! 😉

DIY Monogram Beer Mug | #monogram #fathersday #gift

DIY Monogram Beer Mug | #monogram #fathersday #gift

DIY Monogram Beer Mug | #monogram #fathersday #gift

I really can’t get enough of the etching cream. If you haven’t tried it yet – you should! My friend Karianne of Thistlewood Farms is also sharing a fabulous Etched Monogram Mason Jar post this week that you need to check out! It’s such an easy craft to complete, but so very effective, don’t you think? Anyhow, if you wanted to make something like this for your man this Father’s Day – you still have plenty of time! If you’re looking for gifts that your kids can help make, be sure to check out our 15 Fantastic Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Kids post that’s really popular right now!

Off to monogram or etch something else!


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  1. Being so simple it’s very sophisticated and very pretty. Love how it looks.
    I’ve had a small kit of Delta Air dried glass etching kit for years, never used it, never been opened. You have inspired me to give it a try. I’ll have to look for a beer mug for hubs. Will also look around for glass containers I already have to put a monogram on for practice. This is great, so glad you shared this idea. Hope you have wonderful holiday weekend.
    Really like the stencil letters you used. I’ll have to look for something like that also.

  2. What a great gift for dads! And so easy. I haven’t tried the glass etching cream before, but I’m inspired to get some!

  3. I was planning on doing the exact same thing for my husband with the exact same products! Your mug turned out great and I like the idea of adding some beer to go with it. I may have to check out the selection at World Market!

  4. I love this, I’m so eager to try some of those things… I’m so going to enjoy my summer in Florida LOL.

    Hope you are having a lovely day

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  6. Does the etching cream wash off easily? I didn’t know if it would need to be handwash only! I am thinking of making these for my brother for Christmas, and Lord knows he won’t be handwashing anything! haha

    1. Hi Lindsey! Once you use the etching cream when making the mug and rinse that off, you’re good to go! The glass will be permanently etched and can stand up to dishwasher use just fine.

  7. Can you tell me what the letters were done from or what they are.

    Also Martha Stewart has great etching cream and you don’t have to wipe it off.

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