Pick your favourite font and type out your guest's name. Print the name on to a piece of paper and, using a scalpel, cut out the letters - remember, the simpler the font the easier this will be.
Spray the back of the stencil with Spray Mount glue and stick it to the underside of the glass plate . Use the etching spray on the reverse of the stencil and leave to dry. Remove the stencil.
Glass plate, 80p, ikea.com. Humbrol Glass Etch Spray, £4.65 for 100ml, and scalpel, £11.05, fredaldous.co.uk. Spray Mount, as before. Dinner plate, 30p; Regency cut red-wine glass, £1.10; Regency cut white-wine glass, £1.10; cutlery, as before; and gold charger plate, £4.50, all to hire, joneshire.co.uk
As seen in the November/December 2013 issue of Brides