Product Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Monogram Valet or Jewelry Box

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While everyone is thinking Christmas, I’m starting to think ahead to Valentine’s Day. Why? First, it’s not too early to start planning. Second, after Christmas, it’s the next big money making holiday for Silhouette and Cricut small business owners. If you’re like me, gift giving to men can be difficult. Coincidentally, I was browsing online the other day and stumbled across some blank men’s jewelry cases. Of course, they’d look better with a men’s monogram on top. So, that’s exactly what I did. Here’s how:

Supplies Needed

You’ll also need a Silhouette or Cricut, safety equipment like googles and gloves for using etching creme, and something to apply the etching creme.

How to Etch a Men’s Jewelry Case

  1. Create and cut a design from scrap adhesive vinyl. The brand doesn’t matter much, I used a scrap of Oracal 631. Then, weed it with your favorite weeding toolProduct Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Valet or Jewelry Boxes with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker - Includes step by step tutorial - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. Apply your transfer tape. Like always, I used GreenStarProduct Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Valet or Jewelry Boxes with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker - Includes step by step tutorial - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. Apply your vinyl to the top of the box. I used the hinge method that you can read about in this instruction setProduct Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Valet or Jewelry Boxes with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker - Includes step by step tutorial - by cuttingforbusiness.com
    Product Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Valet or Jewelry Boxes with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker - Includes step by step tutorial - by cuttingforbusiness.com
    Product Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Valet or Jewelry Boxes with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker - Includes step by step tutorial - by cuttingforbusiness.com
    Product Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Valet or Jewelry Boxes with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker - Includes step by step tutorial - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  4. Now, you’ll use a wooden stick, squeegee, or brush to apply the etching creme. I prefer the Etchall or Armour Etch brands over others I have used. Product Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Valet or Jewelry Boxes with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker - Includes step by step tutorial - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  5.  After 15 minutes, I carefully used a dry paper towel to remove the etching creme. You’ll need to be sure to not push any creme over the edge of the stencil. (Remember, the creme will etch any glass it touches.) Then, I wiped several times with a damp paper towel. Normally, I’d rinse it under water but I didn’t want to get the leather wet.Product Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Valet or Jewelry Boxes with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker - Includes step by step tutorial - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  6. Peel off your vinyl stencil and discard.Product Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Valet or Jewelry Boxes with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker - Includes step by step tutorial - by cuttingforbusiness.com

Here’s a look at the final product: Product Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Valet or Jewelry Boxes with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker - Includes step by step tutorial - by cuttingforbusiness.com

How Much To Charge

I paid $18 for the jewelry case. I spent less than $1 in supplies and 20 minutes of time. I’d sell for around $30 to $35. There were also several smaller cases on Amazon, like this one, if you’d like to go for a lower price point.

Who would have known: I gifted the valet to Mr. Cutting for Business shortly after I wrote this post. I asked him how much he thought I paid on Amazon. He said $35 to $40. We are both impressed with the feel and quality of the $17 valet box!

Like the font? I used the Baskerville font because it has a stately feel to it.

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Product Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Valet or Jewelry Boxes with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker - Includes step by step tutorial - by cuttingforbusiness.com

6 thoughts on “Product Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Monogram Valet or Jewelry Box”

  1. I will have to give this a try.
    I suggest using your painters tape to create a safety zone around the vinyl. And also cut the box that a frames the etching area just a bit bigger to allow room for the painter’s tape safety zone.
    Nice project it turned out very well.

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