Columbus' craft scene is growing up. This weekend the myriad designers from Wholly Craft, the Columbus Crafty Cotillion and Craftin' Outlaws will become mentors to a new generation of budding craft entrepreneurs.

Columbus' craft scene is growing up. This weekend the myriad designers from Wholly Craft, the Columbus Crafty Cotillion and Craftin' Outlaws will become mentors to a new generation of budding craft entrepreneurs.

These groups are presenting the first Midwest Craft Caucus, a conference with seminars designed to guide those entering the field of handmade goodness. Panels of professionals will speak about the business of branding, attending craft fairs and working with retailers.

The seminars are sold out, but you can still DIY this weekend. Here are instructions for painting glassware with an image of the state of Ohio, submitted by the staff at Wholly Craft.

What you'll need:

Inkjet sticker paper

Cutting blade

Armour Etch Cream (available at Jo-Ann Fabrics or Michaels)

Drinking glasses (thrift stores have great inexpensive selections)

Sponge brush

Latex gloves

What you'll do:

1. Search online for an image outline of the state of Ohio. Resize the image to the dimensions you want it to be on your glasses. Print onto sticker paper.

2. Cut a square out of the sticker paper with your Ohio shape in the middle. Use a cutting blade to cut out the state shape, creating a stencil from the sticker paper. (You can also create stencils using contact paper or vinyl stickers.)

3. Peel off the paper backing and position the stencil where you want it on the drinking glass.

4. Put on latex gloves and open the bottle of Armour Etch (this stuff is pretty toxic - keep it off your clothes and skin, and keep it away from kids and pets). Use a sponge brush to apply it very liberally onto your Ohio stencil. Brush side to side and up and down. Leave the cream to sit on the glass for five minutes.

5. Rinse off under running water for several minutes. Let the water loosen the sticker stencil and remove any remnants of the adhesive. Wash out your glass before using.

6. Sip a sweet Ohio beverage out of your new glassware.